Son with PA

Posted on: Sun, 05/02/2004 - 12:48pm
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Hello everyone!
I wanted to introduce myself. I have a 3yo and husband with PA. I've learned to run a peanut free home over the last two years. Prior to that time my husband was okay with me having it in the home, he just avoided me when I had a need to have something peanuty. Since then I've learned the importance of keeping it away from anyone with PA. Educating myself and others has been a priority. Family has been the most difficult. They don't think it's that "BAD". Having the support of this sight has been wonderful. I'm so glad to be here and to post when I have the chance.
Thanks.
Juju

Posted on: Sun, 05/02/2004 - 1:20pm
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JuJuBean, Hi, and welcome! Good for you, it sounds like you are doing a great job for your ds and dh. Did your ds have a reaction, or did you get him tested because of dads allergy?
Hope to see you around the boards, and ask any questions you may have. Someone is always willing to help.

Posted on: Sun, 05/02/2004 - 2:23pm
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Nice to meet you momma2boys. He has had three rxns. The first was when he was 14months and accidently took a bite of a peanut butter cup. The dr. didn't want to call him PA and blew me off. The second time he was given a taste of peanut butter when he was 2 1/2 and had anaphylactic shock. The third time was from traces within chocolate chips. Each time he had vomitting, hives, swelling, and breathing problems. Each time i've been with him and Dh has been at work. I've learned a lot over the last two years.
I know now with my other son 13ms. to have him tested.
Thanks Juju

Posted on: Sun, 05/02/2004 - 7:41pm
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Hi JuJuBean,
nice to "meet" you! It's great that you've found this site - there is a wealth of information here, for you and DH.
See you around!
Louise.

Posted on: Mon, 05/03/2004 - 1:05am
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JuJuBean,
Welcome [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Interesting name you have there. It's a nickname that I had given my youngest ds (#3)! LOL
Never thought that I would see that name anywhere as I made it up. Too funny [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]
Welcome to the boards.

Posted on: Mon, 05/03/2004 - 4:06am
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Nice to meet you e-mom!
My parent's nicked named me juju when I was crawling and it stuck. A good friend of mine added the bean recently.
My son got his medic alert braclet in the mail today. He's practicing wearing it for school tomorrow.
Juju

Posted on: Mon, 05/03/2004 - 7:49am
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Welcome JuJuBean!
Glad you found this site, it's a huge help. I could see how you might have it tough w/your family since your husband was already allergic. But, as you've discovered, it's tough w/kids since they really want to eat what's around and they don't understand the danger. Good luck w/your family and welcome to the site!
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Meg, mom to:
Matt 2 yrs. PA,MA,EA
Sean 2 yrs. NKA

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