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Posted on: Mon, 01/01/2007 - 11:06am
TwokidsNJ's picture
Joined: 05/28/2005 - 09:00

Glad he is ok, that is scary!
Although I haven't used EPI yet, I was told I should have at hospital last time (main symptoms for us = swelling eyes, hives, and tingling throat)...vomiting scares me (the body is trying to immediately get rid of the allergen) and I would give epipen. Not to say you did anything wrong, I am just rehearsing what I learn here and preparing my self for when/if it happens.
To the person w/ the cornbread: what brand was it? I allowed JIFFY cornbread (made by teacher at a nut-free preschool). DS is severely allergic to WALNUTS so I want to know which brand(s) to watch out for.
Thanks for sharing your story, and hope your DS recovers well!

Posted on: Mon, 01/01/2007 - 11:53am
Precious1971's picture
Joined: 12/21/2005 - 09:00

Quote:To the person w/ the cornbread: what brand was it? I allowed JIFFY cornbread (made by teacher at a nut-free preschool). DS is severely allergic to WALNUTS so I want to know which brand(s) to watch out for.B]
It was Morrison's as well. I did not eat any tonight.
Apparently...Morrison's brand is causing trouble among us with PA or TNA allergies.
Here is the post I found of Morrison's, it is located in UK and US.
The company produces a variety of dry and frozen grain-based food products for both retail and the food service industry. It has four production facilities in the United States (San Antonio and Duncanville in Texas; Knoxville, Tennessee; and Prosperity, South Carolina), as well as operations in the United Kingdom and Belgium.
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Posted on: Mon, 01/01/2007 - 5:50pm
saknjmom's picture
Joined: 04/02/2003 - 09:00

Very scary, I am glad your son is okay.
I feel like sometimes people think I am overbearing very controlling and obsessive with the pa. I don't like people bringing food into my house for exactly this reason. (I know it was your mom), but situations like this really validate the rules I have established.
Also, I would have also done the epi when the vomiting began. It's that two symptom thing. If I knew he ingested and had hives I would also go right for the epi. I am not criticizing, only preditcting what I think I would do in the situation.
If you read the articles about people who have died from PA, they did not have their meds or they did not use them early enough.
Let us know how he does today. Hugs to you.

Posted on: Mon, 01/01/2007 - 9:34pm
KIMMO's picture
Joined: 11/04/2006 - 09:00

I'm sorry to hear about your son. I'm glad that he was treated & is fine. I've never had to use an epi, but I struggle when to use it. I've read the complications on it & I know that if my throat starts to swell, then I better use it. I've never had swelling of my throat or any breathing problems. The worse reaction I had was hives on my face & one eye really swelling.
Let us know how he's doing.

Posted on: Mon, 01/01/2007 - 10:34pm
k9ruby's picture
Joined: 03/25/2004 - 09:00

Glad to hear your son is ok!
Just wanted to say that I have not used epi for JUST hives, with me even though i may get a head to toe in hives, but if theirs any possible chance i could of come into contact with nuts i still get medical help (normally normed) just to be on the safe side. Once it was quite funny cus i used a bit of avon sun cream that had almond extract in and the doctor was asking whether my throat was ok every 10 secs!
I knew i would if i had facial swelling of any kind through, (aprt from very slight lip swelling which has happned a couple of times on conatct and thats been that) or GI/Throat symptoms.

Posted on: Mon, 01/01/2007 - 11:01pm
McCobbre's picture
Joined: 04/16/2005 - 09:00

pdaisey--how is your son doing now? Was he able to enjoy yesterday at all?
I hope he's doing well.

Posted on: Mon, 01/01/2007 - 11:24pm
Daisy's picture
Joined: 01/16/2006 - 09:00

Hope your son is ok. Don't beat youself up about this; just consider it a learning experience.
Bumping up the Anaphylaxis Symptoms and Grading Chart. It is a Pediatric chart, but even as an adult, I have found it very helpful.
Hope he had a good night. Keep up the Benadryl for a few days.

Posted on: Mon, 01/01/2007 - 11:45pm
shoshana18's picture
Joined: 02/02/2005 - 09:00

did you know for sure that the stuffing had peanuts in it?
if so, then immediate epi use is usually called for...no matter how many or what types of symptoms are presentn, according to my dr. when there is a known ingestion of peanuts, it's epi and to the e.r.

Posted on: Tue, 01/02/2007 - 12:19am
lilpig99's picture
Joined: 12/22/2005 - 09:00

I hope your son is doing alright. How very scary. Big hugs to you...it must be so hard, as these things play over and over again in one's mind. HUGS>>>>>>

Posted on: Tue, 01/02/2007 - 1:47am
bandbmom's picture
Joined: 12/14/2005 - 09:00

I'm so sorry to hear about your son's reaction. Hope he is okay now and will have a reaction-free New Year!!


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