Thursday, May 19, 2011

Epinephrine bill sparked by death of CPS student passes Legislature

I'm glad my daughter has a script from the doctor to use the Epi-Pen. But anyone is allowed to use it. Where would my daughter be if she went to a friends house and went into anaphylactic shock and everyone said no to giving her an Epi-pen shot. That is critical in the first 5 minutes of ingesting a peanut product to save her life!



Epinephrine bill sparked by death of CPS student passes Legislature

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

This is the first time I've heard of this! How terrible!

This peanut allergy thing never ceases to amaze me.  Now someone had an allergic reaction to blood received from someone who had just eaten peanut butter?  I believe it because I have a daughter anaphylactic to peanuts, yet it's still unbelievable - and scary!!!

Please see post below to read full article.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43070131/ns/health-allergies_and_asthma

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Some kids will age out of allergies | CharlotteObserver.com & The Charlotte Observer Newspaper

This is the first I've heard the a child who is allergic to peanuts can actually grow out of it. What do you think? I think it would be wonderful, but am not holding my breath that this will happen.


Some kids will age out of allergies | CharlotteObserver.com & The Charlotte Observer Newspaper

Monday, May 2, 2011

Living in a constant state of alert because of peanut allergies

I can totally relate to this article.  If you have a child with a food allergy you have to be on a constant state of alert wherever you go and with whatever you eat.  It's a challenge when you know you have to trust the people you ask about if something contains peanuts, that it doesn't if they say so.  But what if it does?  Then your child is at risk of death.  Not just a stomach ache ~~ but death.