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Posted on: Thu, 07/05/2007 - 9:00am
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yesterday my 15 daughter was at a friends house and got stung--she is highly allergic to bees and many others. she has been stung many times and knows she must use the epi before any symtoms, but this time she decided to wait for a while until she could not breathe i got a call from her freinds mom so i rushed over and she looked awful, so i gave her the epi and called 911. she is still in the hospital she has had a total of four, one in rescue, one in the er, one when the admitted her and another a few hours ago. has anyone had a reaction lasting this long to bees. she has had them last days from peanuts. i am at a loss. she missed all the fireworks. i hate seeing her like this.do you ever wonder WHY this is happening to you and not someone eles is kids,?
at what age do you start letting them handle this on their own, she wants to take the braclet off, and she keeps say that she is not a child when i check on her?
staci mom of
kim- pa,tna, bees, pork, milk,seasame, shellfish, lemon, mfa

Posted on: Thu, 07/05/2007 - 10:00am
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Wow. I am so sorry that this happened and I hope she has a speedy recovery. My son isn't allergic to bees, so I don't have any advice.
As far as getting upset because MY kid has so many health problems, yes I used to get down about it. But then we almost lost him a couple of years ago and now we just really cherish the time we have together. We all feel this way at times, but then we can always realize how many other diseases there are in the world and thank God for that fact that our child ONLY has what they have.
I'll keep Kim in my prayers.

Posted on: Thu, 07/05/2007 - 10:18am
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Maybe after this she will be more careful?

Posted on: Thu, 07/05/2007 - 10:27am
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I know how you feel. I think we all ask that at times and I find myself a little jealous of my friends who can just let their kids go and not worry about the things that we have to worry about.
On the bright side, maybe this will be a wake-up call to her and she will be quicker to give herself the epi. Sorry that you are going through such a hard time and I hope your daughter is on the mend soon.

Posted on: Thu, 07/05/2007 - 10:36am
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thank you all
i hope that she will be more careful after this. i just dont understand why she did not do the epi her self or tell someone too give it too her. she is not afraid of needles, she went through chemo and all the shots for her cancer a few years back, she is soo strong.
thank you i feel better knowing i am not the only one so scared all the time
staci

Posted on: Thu, 07/05/2007 - 11:04am
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My son is 19 now - he doesn't like the bracelet either - but he does where a necklace alert. I know the bracelet is prefered but I don't have to push him to wear the necklace tag like I did with the bracelet.
I'm so sorry she went through another severe reaction.
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Posted on: Thu, 07/05/2007 - 12:25pm
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So sorry to hear about your DD. I am allergic to wasps and this often keeps me from spending time in my garden when my DH is not at the house (just in case). I don't want my DD (10) to have this kind of responsibility if it can be helped.
Have you called your allergist about her current situation? Is she on steroids?
1. Maybe this will be a wake-up call for her. Have her Allergist give her the "what for" when she's well enough.
2. Dr. Laura said something that has stuck with me for years. "It's not that I don't trust *you*; I don't trust *any* teenager." Good advice for a variety of situations, and reminds the child/teen that this goes for anyone, not just them.
3. Medic Alert has several cute colored emblems w/ beaded bracelets. Not too expensive. Perhaps this would offer more of a selection for a teen.
{{{HUGS}}} and best wishes for a good recovery,
Daisy

Posted on: Fri, 07/06/2007 - 1:14am
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I posted earlier, but it's not there!!!!
I am very sorry for this frightening incident.
I would explain that the bracelet is MORE important as she gets older as she gains independence. It will speak for her if she for some reason cannot and if she is not in the company of people who are aware of her allergies.
There was a story somewhat recently about a man in a diabetic coma who didn't receive help because everyone assumed he was drunk. He ended up dying.
Also, I think possibly she didn't treat herself because maybe the reaction affected her thinking....I have a friend who is allergic to bee stings. After he was stung, he said he knew he had to get his epi pen, but for some reason, he couldn't quite do what his mind was telling him. His wife found him on the kitchen floor with his arm stuck in the freezer. He said the whole time he was just "wonky" and could not think clearly. Kind of like if you are sedated with valium. You know what's going on, but you don't care. Maybe that is why she didn't use her epi pen.
I hope she recovers quickly....I send hugs to you because this is hard to see as a mommy. Let us know how things go.

Posted on: Fri, 07/06/2007 - 5:20am
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I would think the reaction is lasting longer because she didn't get treatment as soon as she needed. I would check with my Dr for an answer however.
Glad she is ok.
No I never wondered why chris has PA, nothing I can do about it so he has been treated like a king wherever there is food.
He loves the special treatment the family gives him. He never says that but always loves family functions.
I just thank God he didn't get Cancer and only blessed us with PA. I watch our friend go through a brain tumor with their little guy. Thank God it isn't handed to us.

Posted on: Fri, 07/06/2007 - 6:16am
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hi everyone thank you for your prayers and please cntinue to pray. things got really bad late last night today she is on an epinphern drip. she has been moved to the icu at childrens. the doctors keep trying to come up with an answer, everytime she tries to eat anything, not matter what she has had a reaction. i just dont understand. she has been throught enough in her lifetime. i just feeel so helpless
staci

Posted on: Fri, 07/06/2007 - 6:17am
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Oh, I am so sorry. You must be so worried and scared. Definitely will pray for her and your family. Keep us posted if you can.

Posted on: Sat, 07/07/2007 - 12:01am
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Checking in to see how your daughter is doing today? I hope things are getting better.

Posted on: Sun, 07/08/2007 - 2:55am
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hi everyone
last night got pretty bad, she was intabated for about five to six hours, the wirst six hours of my life. she is off now and breathing on her own, but they suspect there might be permanent damage in her lungs so they are sending a team in to put a camera in her stomache through her lungs to look at them, and she is going to be getting some more test done. she still can not eat without any reaction. please keep us in yur thougths
staci

Posted on: Mon, 07/09/2007 - 11:22am
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Good news!!!
the test showed that there is no permanate damage, and the doctors are looking towrd friday for discharge if everything goes well. she is going to try to eat again tomorow morning, hopefully reaction free. kim is feeling much better, and some friends made it up to visit today.
thank you
staci

Posted on: Mon, 07/09/2007 - 12:20pm
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Oh my goodness!!! All this was caused from the sting? I will continue to pray for her. I almost lost my little one a few years back and it was so gut-wretching. Did they say the reason for the food reactions? Will this happen every time she is stung?
I am SOOOO happy to hear that she is getting better!!

Posted on: Tue, 07/10/2007 - 10:52am
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hi everyone
we tried some apple sauce this morning and she reacted [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img]. so still no solid foods. we might try again tomorow. but the doctor said if she is not reaction free my wed that friday will not be a possibility for coming home. she is keeping a positive attitude.some friends came by for a long time today and played some games, she was really happy. but everyone in the room has to wear gloves, while she has gloves and mask on. good times are comeing--- just a bump in the road. she is soo strong.
staci

Posted on: Sat, 07/14/2007 - 10:52pm
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staci,
have been thinking of you and your daughter. How are things going since Thurs/friday when you last posted?
I hope things are okay and your dd is on her way to recovering.

Posted on: Sun, 07/15/2007 - 12:18am
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I am so sorry that your daughter is having to deal with all of this.
This is making me think of a thread someone raised in the last year where a woman was allergic to almost everything--really. And the doctors were having a very difficult time treating her. Does this remind anyone else of that? And I think that thread eventually mentioned what they did to help her if I can remember.

Posted on: Sun, 07/15/2007 - 1:10am
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It was on the main board, but I can't recall what the thread was titled, either.

Posted on: Sun, 07/15/2007 - 6:12am
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I think this is it

Posted on: Tue, 07/17/2007 - 8:17am
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16pamom, how are things going? Have been thinking about you the past few days. Let us know if you have a chance to check in.

Posted on: Tue, 07/17/2007 - 1:38pm
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hi everyone thank you so much for your thoughts. kim is doing much better in the allergy area, but we are still in the hospital, she can eat small amounts of few foods without any reaction. the epi drip is gone, they give her shots if needed, because they are becoming less frequent.it was time to have her blood drawn again anyway (for the cancer that she use to have) and to have some catscans done, so they did those today and one of her counts was high and the other was low, they are not balancing each other out anymore. so our oncologist will be in tomorow to tell us what is going on there. this is not rekated to her allergies, they said that it might come backa around puberty but it didnt so maybe now, but hopefully not. sorry for not replying sooner i have been so busy at the hospital and running around.i am going to sleep in my bed for the first time in days tonight so good night every one
staci

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