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Posted on: Mon, 11/23/2009 - 10:21am
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Hi. My name is Carla and my husband and I have three sons, 16, 13, and 9. We all have some combination of the allergy, asthma, eczema trio. I also have serious enough medication allergies to require an EpiPen.

My 9 year old recently had an allergic reaction and both the ER doctor and his pediatrician are thinking that he has developed a peanut allergy. He loves peanut butter and has consumed it regularly until his reaction. He is scheduled for the skin test at the allergists next Monday.

In the meantime, I am learning about your world and he is peanut free. I hope we can get it all figured out and can avoid any more allergic reactions. His first one was extremely scary.

Thank you so much for developing this awesome website. I have learned so much here!

Posted on: Fri, 11/27/2009 - 6:30am
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cjoy-welcome! So glad you found us.
Please feel free to ask any questions in the mean time while you await testing and results.
It can be a difficult thing-peanut allergy-but we all get through it.
If your son really loves peanut butter--perhaps he can try sunbutter in the meantime. It's sunflower seed butter. Doesn't taste exactly the same but is pretty close.
Let us know if you need anything or have any questions!
Ruth

Posted on: Sat, 11/28/2009 - 1:02am
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Thanks Ruth. After reading many of your responses to posts, I must say that you are awesome Ruth!! You are so knowledgable, compassionate, and caring and willing to share your wisdom and insights in a helpful nonthreatening manner. I so appreciate your support and advice.
Sunbutter is great! I actually like it better than peanut butter. Unfortunately my son isn't so convinced yet but give him time. We both love sunflower seeds and it tastes just like them naturally. It isn't the same as peanut butter though so it may have been better to present it as something different but good. If he wasn't comparing it and expecting the peanut butter flavor, I think he would have loved it from the start. Great stuff. Like everything, I wish it wasn't quite so pricey. I have noticed with the label reading that I have to buy more name brand foods as the generics are more likely to have "may contain traces" on most products. I'm sure that is cheaper for them but unfortunately, we pay the price.
So glad to have this site to ask questions and learn and learn and learn! You all are awesome! Thanks for sharing!!

Posted on: Wed, 12/02/2009 - 1:12am
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Carla--that is so very kind and sweet of you and you really made my day!!
Food allergies are very near and dear to my heart and I don't want anyone to be where we were when my son was diagnosed--which is why I try to help and do as much as I can.
I know it's appreciated--but I don't always hear it so it's nice when people like you say it helps. Thank you.
FYI-my son won't eat sunbutter either. I think 1. it's too close to peanut butter and 2. logs of food allergic kids have sensory and food aversion issues. We just let him eat other stuff.
It would be so nice and easy though if he'd eat a sunbutter and jelly sandwich--but he doesn't really like jelly either!
Thanks again for your kids comments.
Ruth

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