Yes!! I heard about it a week or two ago! I belong to SO many food allergy groups on facebook and we've been trying to find a way to use this information to our advantage. This one woman wrote a letter to the president thanking him for sharing and asking if they would work on a few things to make living life easier for allergic kids. She touched on things like not having to fight so hard for 504's and better food labeling laws. Apparently it is not a law to list for cross contamination in the US. A lot of these people call each and every company before feeding their kids anything. Call me a bad parent if you want, but I just can't do that....maybe I should, I don't know, I am so torn. Anyway, I convinced the woman to let people sign it before sending it to them. She put it on change.org and the last time I checked, there were over 700 signatures. it only took about a week to do! If you want the link, I'd be more than happy to share it!View Thread
We had more blood drawn because I wanted Nathan to get the peanut component test done. This tells what part of the peanut he is allergic to and what type of reaction he would have if ingested.
In the last 3 years his peanuts went from 80 something, down to 29, then 25, then 27 (give or take but in the same high 20's) and then this time it went up to 40. Why does that happen?
He tested positive for the component test and would suffer from anaphylaxis if ingested
We had him tested for fish and tree nuts (again) and everything was negative. (The Good News)
I had him tested again for dog dander....the nurse wouldn't give me the actual number for some reason but she said he is very allergic and avoidance would be best. This stinks because my sister just got a dog and lives upstairs from us. Did I tell you guys that drama yet? LOL! She apparently didn't believe a person could be allergic to "hypoallergenic" dogs.....ugh!View Thread
NOBODY BELIEVES ME when I tell them that!!! UGH!!!!
He takes Singulair and Claritin daily and the day after she got the dog he experienced cold symptoms and REALLY bad eczema all over his chest, belly, back and arms. This is with those medications in his system already. This went on for about 3 weeks. I stopped letting him go up there so often and it got SO much better in a few days. I guess that is what I will have to do....just not let him up there often.View Thread
If you guys have one near you, I highly reccomend you go! Ours was last weekend and it was such a great day! They had bouncy houses, a dj, raffles, tons of vendors giving out samples of foods and coupons (sunbutter, wowbutter, enjoy life for examples). We really enjoyed it and will def be participating in the future!View Thread
There is actually no such thing! That's where a lot of people are mistaken. Most people are allergic to the dander...which is left on the fur, and a dog that sheds will get it all over the house. However, you can also be allergic to the saliva, sweat and urine. Nathan's babysitter had a "furless" dog and always had cold symptoms. With claritin, he seems to have these cold symptoms still. I am going to give them some time to see if they go away. I hope so We can never win! LOL!!View Thread
So glad to hear!!! Sounds like things are stressful but well!!! I hope everyone is adjusting well and things are getting better!!
Everything by us is going ok! Nathan will be 4 on the 21st and is in Pre-k. He is having a great year at this school. The ONLY issue we are experiencing is that my sister, who lives in the apt above us just bought a dog, Nathan is allergic to dogs, even "hypoallergenic" dogs. Soooooooo we are starting Claritin again and will see what happens....ugh!!View Thread
Without knowing the whole situation I can tell what you guys are trying to do is a wonderful thing! If only there were more kind and loving people like you guys in this world. It's sad what some of these kids endure out there. I told my husband, if we ever won the lottery we were going to buy a nice house, adopt a kid or two and hire a cleaning lady lol. I've always wanted to adopt a child to give them a better life. I hope everything works out and even if it doesn't it's always the thought that counts.View Thread