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Posted on: Mon, 11/29/2010 - 1:40am
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Joined: 11/29/2010 - 08:36

My name is Ashley. I'm a Mom to 2 little boys (Carter 3 and Jax, 1) We discovered recently Jax is allergic to peanuts/tree nuts. We've just received a lot of information from our allergist and it's a lot to process. I'm joining this site for questions/tips/concerns I'm sure I'll encounter now that we've discovered this allergy.
I'm currently on the prowl for a medical I.D. bracelet since his allergist suggested we purchase one. Any advice for where to find them/what to write on them would be helpful!

Thank you!

Posted on: Mon, 11/29/2010 - 3:36am
Carole's picture
Joined: 11/29/2010 - 10:11

Hi ...My name is Carole...I am new too. My 2yr old son is allergic to nuts and egg...we were advised as well to get him a medical bracelet.. because he is so young...It was suggested we buy one with Velcro and I just purchased one at vitalid.ca I liked the orange one because it was more catching to the eye.
I also like this site because they accept payment through paypal which is the safest way to go.
As far as writing information...I would keep it simple and to the point...for example our son's would say "Allergic to Nuts and Egg" "Carries Epi-pen" "call 911"
you can find other useful information at these great websites...
hope this helps...all the best

Posted on: Mon, 11/29/2010 - 4:58am
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Joined: 11/29/2010 - 08:36

Thank you Carole! That is very helpful and I'll be sure to check out that site. :) I appreciate it!

Posted on: Fri, 12/03/2010 - 10:32pm
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Joined: 01/16/2007 - 09:00

Hi Ashley,
Welcome. Sorry to hear of your sons diagnosis.
I have a 10 year old son who is allergic to peanuts and shellfish. We have a "medicAlert" bracelet soon after is diagnosis at 2. I went with the traditional silver one because it doesn't come off. It can get wet, dirty, and just be wiped off. I found it was very very durable. He has had the same one for years. It is also very recognizable to all EMS and lay people as an alert that the person wearing the bracelet has a life threatening condition. I am afraid to get a more "trendy" bracelet, worried that someone would mistake it for just another accessory and not even look at the writing. Just my opinion. Either way I definately would get something!
Good Luck..
P.S. Thank your husband for his service!

Posted on: Sat, 12/04/2010 - 2:15pm
TXmama's picture
Joined: 12/04/2010 - 20:35

Hi Ashley,
This is also my first post ever, having joined today. I am not, however, new to the allergy area. My son is a +5 of all tree nuts/peanuts, all oils, coconut and palm oils, among many fruits. He was diagnosed at 2, but it was discovered at 10 months when I ate a peanut product and touched him. We purchased the American Medical ID, which he, at 6, wears and puts on, takes off himself everyday.
You can choose the colors and enter the text on your computer by ordering online. It is a sportband with plastic clip, which is durable. The band is nylon and fashionable. I looked at many different bracelets prior to buying that one. They all appeared to be bulky, annoying, cold to the skin, etc. In our case we wrote Peanuts/All tree nuts (and that my son has a heart condition, which will cause heart attack with the use of epipen) and my phone number. Hope this helps. Good luck. It is daunting and terrifying at first. It remains challenging but gets less stressful.

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