We had a reaction today

Posted on: Sun, 08/22/2004 - 8:38am
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Well today started out good. We got a visit from my kids' great grandparents, they were here about an hour. G-G'pa was playing w/my son and when they were done I noticed hives across his forehead, down the side of his face , down his arm. I immediately got the benadryl and my G-pa was floored my son had such a quick reaction from-NOTHING! He asked what happened and I explained he(my G-pa) must have had something w/nuts today-he said he didn't. But at their house they eat a lot of peanut butter and sure enough must have had some traces or something on their clothes or car, etc. Wherever my G-pa touched my son he broke out. Luckily no epi needed and we are just watching for a rebound. AArrgghh we have not had reactions to 'nothing' before......

Posted on: Sun, 08/22/2004 - 9:50am
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Oh nicolimom - I'm so very sorry to hear of your ds's reaction. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img] [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img] [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img]
It seems especially sad that it happened with his great grandparents. Hopefully, the next visit will work out better.
Take care and big {{{hugs}}}
Miriam

Posted on: Sun, 08/22/2004 - 10:22am
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California Mom couldn't have said it better, so I won't try.
I am so sorry to hear of your little guy's reaction.
Please let us know how he fares.
Big hugs. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Mon, 08/23/2004 - 10:45pm
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We're OK now, thanks! He needed a little more benadryl yesterday for some stray welts, but we're past it now I think...

Posted on: Sat, 08/28/2004 - 12:36am
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nicolimom, more {{{hugs}}}. Stay strong!
- Miriam

Posted on: Sat, 08/28/2004 - 2:51am
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If it's any consolation, it was a wonderful learning experience for the great-grandparents. Often with family, it's not that they don't mean to take it seriously, it's just they don't live with the allergy day in and day out. Seeing is believing. In my case, my son had his first anaphylactic reaction with his grandmother, so you'd better believe his grandparents "get it".
Big hugs,
Lori

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