My allergist told us that if he accidently ingested peanuts to go straight to the hospital to be monitored....you should def think it over....knock on wood, that plan is never needed but it's better to be extra prepared.
I can't get you a link on this story because most of our sites are blocked at work but google the name Natalie Giorgi. She accidently ingested a tiny bit of peanut butter while at camp and wound up dying from the reaction.
Personally I think she should have been rushed to the hospital for observation. She was 13 and took a bite of a rice krispie treat which is normally a safe snack. Apparently there was a peanut butter and chocolate icing on it. Once she realized it she spit it out right away. Her mom gave her Benadryl and observed. It took 20 minutes for her throat to start to close and her dad administered the epi pen 3 times but it wasn't enough to save her. I would never play the blame game because what happened is horrible but thought I'd share to remember to always be on our toes (not that I thought any of us needed the reminder really). All it takes is one teeny mistake View Thread
Our allergist began to tell us something like this about peanuts and I just cut him off and said no lol. Maybe I should have listened to the whole thing but I think I would be too scared to go through with it.
I think it was slightly different though....I think it was a different way to test for the allergy. But that fact that he has had a reaction, I know he has the allergy so I just didn't want to hear it. Maybe next visit I will listen to what he has to say....moreso so I can report back to you guys lol.View Thread
With our insurance we don't have copays. My allergist always has coupons and I always take them just in case my mom or someone else needs them. I don't know if you would feel comfortable giving out your addresses but I could mail them to you guys. It was to recieve a bunch of free ones. I have one in my car now actually.View Thread
As hard as it was to hear, I just know it could have been worse....I think haha. IF he has it forever, hopefully the numbers will go down and he will be "less" allergic LOL. Who knows? Like you said, I just keep on, keeping on View Thread
We had our appt last night....no good news but I guess no bad news either. Peanuts went down from 29 to 25 (Originally in the 80's then down to 26). The allergist says since it is lingering in the mid to high 20's, he doesn't think this is something he is going to grow out of
His eggs went down from 1 something to 0.9 which is good. He still wants to wait a year for the challenge bc he doesn't think he would pass this year.
He continues to do great with daily doses of Claritin and Singulair. Originally he wanted us to see what would happen if we stopped it in mid July but he is having surgery mid August, so we don't want it being an issue and have to cancel it again for the millionth time lol. He said it would be safe to continue it.
So like I said, not really bad news or different news, but not great news either.View Thread
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