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Posted on: Wed, 11/01/2006 - 10:09am
mommyofmatt's picture
Joined: 03/12/2004 - 09:00

Quote:Originally posted by BriandBrinasmom:
[b]I agree that people should be able to post whatever they want on this board, but that includes posting about when we think precautions are perhaps too extreme for our own child. Ideas shouldn't be threatening, and if the only voices we hear on this board are from those parents who take extreme precautions, the danger is that every newcomer is going to think those precautions are the norm and that they're a bad parent if they don't follow suit.
Good point! I'm still trying to figure out my comfort zone when it comes to controlling contact and school precautions...I guess what we all have to keep in mind is that we know our child best, and to use the knowledge we've gained and follow our instincts right? Meg

Posted on: Thu, 11/02/2006 - 6:00am
Samber's picture
Joined: 06/22/2006 - 09:00

What is so very sad is that PA can kill a child, an adult, and even an ignorant idiot. And because people like that exist we MUST be paranoid about schools, play groups, outings, stores etc.. To keep our children safe, alive, and to give them their own power we have no choice, but to be conscientious and knowledgeable about allergies.
As far as each persons high levels of anxiety on allergies, well it's hard not to be concerned about possibly having a reaction while just passing by a peanut bin. It is the stress of watching and waiting and praying that nothing will happen. If PA was more predictable, for instance a low blood test or skin test result would mean only a mild reaction that was manageable with Benadryl, than I think we would have a lot less STRESSED parents. But it is not. The score does not tell you how severe the next reaction will be regardless of the amount of exposure. Who wants to see their child suffer, possibly DIE for gods sake? It would be abuse to not educate and question and wonder and NOT STRESS about it all.
Because of the different levels of comfort zones that seem to exist just between spouses it is WONDERFUL to have this forum to vent, gather knowledge and learn from others experiences.
Good wishes to Everyone, [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]


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