thank god for this peanut allergy

Posted on: Sun, 05/13/2007 - 10:13pm
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yes thats right, i said thank god for my sons allergy.

the other day my daughter had a pretty strong allergic reaction to sudifed, and because im so used to looking out for an allergic reaction and being prepaired for one, i knew exactly what to do to stop it from becomming worse.
i also had bennadryl on hand to give to her. would i have some if my son wasnt allergic to peanuts? no proablly not.
i also proablly wouldnt have known what to do.i would have waited and called the dr, and waited 30 ++ miniuts for the on call dr to call back and then who knows what would have happened to my daughter. so i would llike to credit my son for (possiably) saving my daughters life.

also another positive with the peanut allergy is, ive had several friends call me to ask what the right dose of bennadryll would be and if i think what is happining to there child could be an allergic reaction.

we also eat healthier and wiser (?) because of this allergy, have to read everything. and because of that i end up putting alot of stuff back because of other ingredants like cotten seed oil, ( nasty stuff) even thoe its not an allergy in our house, and we tend to skip the stuff with trans fat in them also.

also ive met alot of very nice people here on pa.com and i value there opinions on a variety of stuff.. with out my sons allergy i never would have come here.

so there you go. thank god for my sons allergy.

erin

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Posted on: Sun, 05/13/2007 - 11:14pm
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Great post. Great perspective.
Thank God, indeed.

Posted on: Mon, 05/14/2007 - 12:06am
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I feel the same way. If it wasn't for my allergies and what I went through, I would not have been prepared when my son had a reaction to an insect bite. It also helped me to help my sister when she developed allergies.
How is your daughter doing now?

Posted on: Mon, 05/14/2007 - 6:17am
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the hives cleared up after several days and she is fine now.
thanks for asking.
erin

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