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For those of you who have one child with allergies and one that does not, ever worry or run into the problem of the one without allergies getting upset that they can't have the foods or a pet because of their sibling?

My children are 2 1/2 and the other is almost 5. The older one has PA, also allergic to mold, dust, pollen, cats, dogs and horses. We have not run into that problem yet, but I can guess it will be coming up soon enough. How do you handle that? I really feel sorry for my 2 year old, especially on the pet subject. There is only so much you can do with a fish!

Thanks!

On Jan 30, 2005

So far...no. My oldest has no food allergies but ever since she witnessed my sons first reaction and his trip on the ambulance to the ER (it was really, really bad) she doesn't even want PB which used to be her favorite!

She has even turned it down at school or at friends houses knowing that she will be coming home after.

I do not know how this wil change in the future as she is only 6 1/2 but so far she has no problems w/ eating what Jordan does.

On Jan 30, 2005

seanmn, I'm lucky in that my children both have the same environmental allergies, but at least they're not allergic to dogs (so we have one).

As far as my son's PA, I have started to have just a few minor problems with my daughter (younger and non-PA) because she would like to try peanut products and tree nuts even (we avoid tree nuts even though son is not TNA).

I've always posted about it here when we've had an "issue". It has only happened a couple of times now. My daughter is 7 and my son is 9.

The last incident was her sneaking a bite of a peanut chocolate bar at school. I explained to her how important it is that if she does something like that she tells me so that at least she can wash up properly and not put her brother in any danger. She really has had to hear "your brother could die".

I've also had some difficulties with guilt myself about being able to take my non-PA daughter to eat in places where I would never take my PA son.

I guess it's a lot easier for me because the EA's are the same with both of them and my son's only food allergy is PA.

Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

On Jan 30, 2005

My just turned 5 year old is upset about giving up PB. The older two kids (ages 7 and 9) are not upset; they saw her anaphylactic reaction and were very scared. I ordered books on FA from FAAN for my 5 year old and the older two kids. My older 2 kids will not eat PB anywhere, even when their sister is not around.

My 5 year old has sensory issues; and he lived off of PB before the diagnosis, so it's a daily struggle with him. He lost 4.5 pounds last year because he is such a picky eater. He literally gags and vomits on some foods/tastes/textures. I haven't found any food he likes as much as PB.

No one has enviro allergies, so we're in dog heaven:O) We're a dog family, and it would be incredibly harsh to have to live without a furry friend (or two).

Anne

On Jan 30, 2005

NO real issues. My eldest is happy with her soy nut butter sandwiches. Her and the youngest (PA being middle child) have never complained. There are so many other foods out there to chose.

Pam

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