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PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2009 8:41 pm 
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My pediatrician has not sent us to the I W K hospital in Halifax. WE live in NB, many others are asking me if we have gone, and are telling me that there grandchildren, etc. have gone.
Is there a standard method of expected care with life threatening allergies ?
My son had a RAST at 2ish, another one at 4 before school and a few skin pricks in his office. Is this a typical pattern ? Are we missing any steps in our care ?
he is 4 yrs old and has anaphlaxsis to peanuts/nuts, outgrew mild egg allergy, allergic to trees, grass, cats and dogs, allergic asthma, allergic rhinitis, mild eczema

thanks - wondering if you lack information is the worst part of being a mom :)


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I'm assuming that IWK Hospital in Halifax is where the allergists are?

Your son should be under the care of an Allergist. A pediatrician is wonderful for his basic care, growth, immunizations etc but for a life threatening condition, you have the right to request the care of a specialist.

While not much has been known about food allergies in the past, studies that took place in the last few years are coming to fruition and information is coming in at a rapid pace. The new information is conflicting, confusing and controversial. It takes someone whose devotes their full time to this discipline.

Anaphylaxis Canada's first point under the advice to the newly diagnosed is:
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■Seek the advice of a qualified allergist. To find one in your area, contact your provincial medical association.


You'll probably need your Pediatrician to refer your son.

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Daughter: asthma, allergies to egg, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, most legumes (not soy) & penicillin. Developing hayfever type allergies.
Husband: no allergies
Me: allergies to some tree that flowers in May
Cat: allergic to beef, pork and lamb


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BTW- For me, the worst part is putting my daughter's care into the hands of those who don't quite get it and trusting that they'll recognize a reaction and respond promptly and correctly.

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Daughter: asthma, allergies to egg, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, most legumes (not soy) & penicillin. Developing hayfever type allergies.
Husband: no allergies
Me: allergies to some tree that flowers in May
Cat: allergic to beef, pork and lamb


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 Post subject: Thanks
PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 2:44 pm 
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Hi,
I find it really nerve wracking to have to ask someone who is an authority to do something they may not agree with. At least now I know it is what is recommended that helps give me some backbone.
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