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we had a to make a trip to the hospital last night. My 16

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we had a to make a trip to the hospital last night. My 16 year old daughter took her brother to get a milkshake, he brought it home and put peanuts in it, we didn't know, my daughter drank it. It was about 15 mins later she came out of her room having trouble breathing and swollen. We had to give her epi pen this was the first time she had to use it. thank god my husband was home he drove us to the hospital. I almost broke down in tears because of this. We don't have any other kids that have sever reactions to food like this. I am not sure if I can handle another reaction like this.

By tomanyfoodalergies on Sep 18, 2013

yeah now we have to get my two older ones not to panic when and if this happens again (I hope it doesn't)

By JenMN on Sep 18, 2013

Oh, both of those things make a big difference ... the brother being autistic and also having this be new to your family. I was thinking you'd been dealing with it for years. I agree, that must be a huge adjustment to the siblings then if they've been eating peanuts their whole lives (my son doesn't remember any differently).

I'm so glad you were able to get the situation under control and save your daughter ... pat yourself on the back for being prepared! I'm sure it was a scary situation!

By tomanyfoodalergies on Sep 18, 2013

my two other kids are very careful about the food they bring in, but my son is autistic so he doesn't understand completely. This is all new to us so trying to get the kids to read the label is different for them.

On the one thing how do you eat peanuts in a milkshake I don't know but he figured it out.

I guess I am a little touchy about this right now sorry if I sounded a little snippy. I hope you have a great day.

By JenMN on Sep 18, 2013

I'm sorry -- I wasn't trying to make you feel any worse. I was truly curious (how would you even drink a milkshake with peanuts in it lol).

To your other point, yes, you can ban peanuts from your house. My 6 year old son knows that peanuts are not allowed in our house and is very respectful of that (due to our PA 3-year-old) even though I'm sure he would love some of the peanut-containing products. That's always the first thing he asks in the store, "Does this have peanuts?" before asking if we can buy something.

By tomanyfoodalergies on Sep 18, 2013

he got them from a friend and she knows not to touch them. and i am not sure why he did. look i am not going to tell my other kids not to eat something that they like and you cant keep peanuts or any other nuts away from a kid that cant have them all their lives you have to teach them not to eat them. ty for making me feel worse than i did, i really appreciate it and that kids will do things that you have know idea why they do it.

By JenMN on Sep 18, 2013

Why in the world would he put peanuts in a milkshake? And why do you have peanuts in your house if your daughter is allergic?

By JenMN on Sep 18, 2013

Moved my reply to the proper place in the conversation.

By JenMN on Sep 18, 2013

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By lacey_spirit on Sep 18, 2013

im sorry about the son comment i didnt realize he has autism but thats another reason to make sure your home is safe

By tomanyfoodalergies on Sep 19, 2013

no it was his she wanted a drink of the shake, and we didn't know that he still had the peanuts. if you have read my last post you would have seen that he is autistic. everyone in our home has made sacrifices. I am not sure how long you have been dealing with this but only found out two weeks ago and we all are trying to deal with it. we have changed what we bring in the house. if anyone knows it takes time for ppl to get used to something new especially for children. and my attitude is just fine. cause I don't think everything can happen overnight it takes time. I do know that we have to be careful. let me guess you guys don't go out to eat and go to health food stores and spend a bundle on food. like I tell everyone if you have no idea what I go through don't judge me. when you think you can come and deal with my family and my son then come on and then you can tell me how much we sacrifice in the house. this is not my first time dealing with food allergies, but we never had one this bad. if pa is all you have to deal with congrats. not us if we start cutting everything out that each child cant eat we would be living on water and crackers. so don't tell me my attitude is bad I have more to deal with than you know of. so thank you for having the support that this site suppose to give.

By lacey_spirit on Sep 18, 2013

i am really not trying to make anyone feel bad but you have a child with a life threatening allergy to peanuts and you still allow them in your home as you dont want to tell your other kids they cant have it?? your son knowingly put peanuts in her drink?? In a family when someone has a condition ppl make sacrifices for one another,and saying the child who has the allergy just has to stay away from it? peanuts and pb is so easily spread and is hard to avoid even in the most careful of homes.I also have to wonder what is going on in a siblings head that would do something like that. the one place in life a child should feel safe is at home. with your attitude over all this be prepared for more reactions, its just a matter of time

By gmom4524 on Sep 18, 2013

All families are different, but after a short while we decided to ban Peanuts from our home. We just decided that if it could hurt a member of the family, we just weren't going to have it at home. i wanted our home to be a place where she should feel totally safe. My non peanut allergic son has his own challenges and likewise I would not allow anything or anyone in our house to make things more difficult for him than they already are. We have done this for so many years that nobody misses nuts.

By tomanyfoodalergies on Sep 19, 2013

all of us except her brother has made sudden changes in the house. we are still trying to get him to understand how serious this is. all of her friends parents know about this and they don't give her anything to eat. we have been trying to keep things as normal as possible for her but it is not easy. I also have a daughter that is allergic to dairy, eggs and honey. no what I meant about my attitude was how you were saying I was taking this. I know this is very serious and she could die from it. if you can give me advice on how to get a 10 yr old boy with a mentality of a 5 yr on how serious this is and for him not to give his sister anything with nuts in it then that would help, but you saying in not so many words that I am not taking this serious then please don't comment. I am so scared about anything she eats not know if it has or could have nuts in it we are still waiting on the allergist on what the tests say. they are thinking she is allergic to more than nuts.

By lacey_spirit on Sep 19, 2013

As i said after my first comment, i appologize for not realizing your son has autism. As far as if PA is all i have to worry about, thats far from the case, also all tree nuts, Soy, all legumes,green beans, peas, Sesame seeds, and shes showing signs of allergy to wheat. No i dont go to health food stores as i cant afford it. We do go out to eat, i cant keep her in a bubble but i hate eating out, or sending her to friends houses or to school where all this stuff is eaten, I have had more than 2 weeks to get used to this, all i'm saying is you/ anyone needs to make quick sudden changes in your home and making all friends of your children and their parents aware of the situation. With an allergy this serious a person can't ease their way into it. and i never once said your attitude was bad.

By JenMN on Sep 19, 2013

We don't have a lot of other allergies to deal with, but we do have dog/cat allergies and also a fish allergy. We didn't kick the dog and cat out, and we do still have tuna in the house. But peanuts? Those are banned. There's just something different and more dangerous about peanuts.

By lacey_spirit on Sep 19, 2013

I seriously havent meant to upset you, it is a very stressful time dealing with a food allergy, especially if its new to you, I have dealt with so many parents who are too relaxed about it, to the point it does look like they dont care, i clearly see you arent one of those. It is a very scary reality for all of us who have to deal with it. I have spent 100's of hours online reading all i can and going to so many websites i cant even count researching all i can. I do want to help you, i ahve to go get my daughter from school but when i get a min i will come back i do have a few ideas and general tips that might help you find your way through this and also in dealing with your son. I truly am on your side. my comments were not intended to cause you more stress ... Lisa B

By ldwells62 on Oct 13, 2013

I would BAN any and all nuts from being in your house. Any food allergy must be taken seriously by all involved. I understand your son is autistic, which is all the more reason to police the peanuts, etc. Also, your daughter must always remember to ask before she eats or drinks anything, anything, anything. ALL packages must be read for ingredients and allergy statements, even if it is something that has been safe in the past. Some manufacturing processes can changed and this is why labels must be read each and every time. I know it can be a pain, but I/we have been dealing with a peanut/tree nut allergy for 11 years now. I have learned that I can NEVER let my guard down where food is concerned. If your family absolutely loves peanut butter, try WOWBUTTER...it is advertised on this page. We love it and it is 100% nut free 100% safe. It is the best and you would never know that it is not pb.

By ldwells62 on Oct 13, 2013

I would BAN any and all nuts from being in your house. Any food allergy must be taken seriously by all involved. I understand your son is autistic, which is all the more reason to police the peanuts, etc. Also, your daughter must always remember to ask before she eats or drinks anything, anything, anything. ALL packages must be read for ingredients and allergy statements, even if it is something that has been safe in the past. Some manufacturing processes can changed and this is why labels must be read each and every time. I know it can be a pain, but I/we have been dealing with a peanut/tree nut allergy for 11 years now. I have learned that I can NEVER let my guard down where food is concerned. If your family absolutely loves peanut butter, try WOWBUTTER...it is advertised on this page. We love it and it is 100% nut free 100% safe. It is the best and you would never know that it is not pb.

By MamaMarge on Oct 16, 2013

Why do you have peanuts in your house? Throw away all peanut products in trash, close the bag and walk it outside to sealed trash can yourself- do not depend on your husband to do this... He will do it wrong ...

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