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Posted on: Wed, 09/13/2006 - 2:24pm
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PA newbie:
...but you can bake sunbutter cookies and they are very yummy. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] they do tend to turn green the next day (which doesn't affect the taste) but that's all the more reason to eat them up fast. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Wed, 09/13/2006 - 2:26pm
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Don't despair! Soynut butter makes great cookies, too--and they don't turn greenish...
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Posted on: Wed, 09/13/2006 - 2:58pm
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My gifted son has also forgotten his previous reactions. It sounds like your daughter has several foods she is allergic to, but he is only allergic to PA and tree nuts. Here recently, age of 10, he has become quite relaxed regarding his allergy. I promptly showed him the thread under reactions that honor those who have died from their allergies. I think he finally 'gets it'!

Posted on: Wed, 09/13/2006 - 10:17pm
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There is a remedy for keeping the sunbutter from turning green...either add some lemon juice or reduce baking soda/powder. This balances the ph and keeps them from turning green.

Posted on: Wed, 09/13/2006 - 10:19pm
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Posted on: Wed, 09/13/2006 - 10:21pm
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Posted on: Wed, 09/13/2006 - 10:50pm
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Posted on: Wed, 09/13/2006 - 11:31pm
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Corvallis Mom, I just wanted to let you know I think you have done the right thing. My ds is 8 and we always carried his epipens for him. Well, about 6 months ago, I bought him a belt. He hates wearing it and I have to make him put it on when we leave the house. It is not something ingrained in him.
The medic alert bracelet we started when he was 3 or 4 and he doesn't even notice it is on. I wish we had done the same with the belt. I think it helps to start young so it just becomes part of them.
Glad you found the bag!

Posted on: Thu, 09/14/2006 - 5:23am
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Quote:Originally posted by Naer74:
[b]My gifted son has also forgotten his previous reactions. It sounds like your daughter has several foods she is allergic to, but he is only allergic to PA and tree nuts. Here recently, age of 10, he has become quite relaxed regarding his allergy. I promptly showed him the thread under reactions that honor those who have died from their allergies. I think he finally 'gets it'![/b]
Spoke with our allergist about this issue this morning. He thinks that although it can certainly be a problem with [i]many[/i] kids, DD isn't likely to be one of them. He feels that way because we have always had such a tight comfort zone and we are VERY upfront about why with her, she understands it can be fatal, and she has a lot of reminders in the form of contact and aerosol reactions. So she definitely knows she's still very allergic, and she doesn't otherwise make questionable decisions, even when we are not making them for her. He said, "Oh, I don't worry about XXXX....Well, I worry about [i]anybody[/i] with that allergy, but you know what I mean."
This is such a terrible catch-22. Part of me wishes that it had happened when she was 4 and not 2. Allergist laughed about my observation that our kids don't have memories to help them if we do our jobs well... [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/rolleyes.gif[/img]
But it bears watching, definitely. He laughed and said that the duct tape was always an option for keeping the epipens on. LOL! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]
Hey-- thanks for the tip about the sunbutter cookies, saknjmom! I'll remember that.

Posted on: Thu, 09/14/2006 - 8:06am
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Thanks for the soybutter and other idea. My daughter had a +1 on soy also, so unfortunately those are out too. (We are just being extra careful.) I will check around for recipes for sunbutter cookies and if you saw my 3 year old you would know that we would make short work on those cookies that they would never get the chance to turn green. Thanks again.
Good news CMom. I am glad that you have such a wonderful and understanding doctor. I agree with giving the information to the kids at every level and you are her parent for a reason. You know your child and what is best for her. (You can buy duct tape in large quantities at the Home Depot!)

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