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 Post subject: Hello
PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 1:35 pm 
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I just thought I'd introduce myself. I'm the father of two children: my son (4) has no allergies we're aware of, and my daughter (19 mo.) is allergic to tree nuts, sesame, milk, and eggs. (My wife has a number of sensitivities, and I'm allergic to tree pollen and penicillin.) My daughter was diagnosed in February, and we're already starting to get the swing of our new lives. I underwent my initiation into full-fledged allergy parenthood when I spent Father's Day with my daughter at Sick Kids emergency after trying her on eggs (administered my first EpiPen). Perhaps oddly, knowing I can handle a reaction made me feel a lot better.

I just posted a link to a Globe Hot Button article. (I didn't see any other links to it. I hope I haven't duplicated.)

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 Post subject: Re: Hello
PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 4:22 pm 
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Welcome! Wow, what a way to spend Father's Day! It's an awful feeling, to cause an anaphylaxis reaction. I know, I've cause several of our daughter's as we found new allergens.

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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: Re: Hello
PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 4:54 pm 
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Welcome emdash... glad you found this forum. I'm sure you will find it full of great information. Our son has some of the same food allergens you are dealing with in your household with your 19 month old daughter. Life is manageable, but there can be hiccups along the way. We've needed to administer the Epipen 3 times with our son, and I agree with you, actually administering the Epipen gives you the confidence to deal with the situation should it occur again. Hopefully not! but if it does, you'll know what to do. We look forward to hearing more from you!

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15 yr old daughter: no health issues
12 yr old son: allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, fish, sesame, sunflower, mustard, poppy seeds, peas, carrots, some fruits, instructed to avoid all other legumes (except soy & green beans), pollen, cats, horses


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 Post subject: Re: Hello
PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 4:56 pm 
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Welcome EmDash,

Sorry to hear about the slew of allergies, but glad you're getting the hang of things.

Think you'll enjoy this community, very smart bunch.

Also, you may want to check under the green Food Allergy tab above, lots of useful (or so we hope) articles on specific food allergens.

Look forward to chatting with you.

p.s. You must be in publishing or graphic design given the username.

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Allergic to soy, peanut, shellfish, penicillin


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 Post subject: Re: Hello
PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 5:32 pm 
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Many thanks for the welcomes. I'm looking forward to participating and learning.

And, yes, I'm a copy editor.

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 Post subject: Re: Hello
PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 10:40 pm 
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Takes one to spot one. 8)

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 Post subject: Re: Hello
PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 3:28 pm 
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:D

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 Post subject: Re: Hello
PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2011 8:23 am 
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Welcome Emdash!
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Perhaps oddly, knowing I can handle a reaction made me feel a lot better.
That really isn't odd, on this forum, everyone really does get the truth in your statement. :huggy Initiation into becoming an allergy parent is usually scary and totally blind sides us as parents. In a split second our child is having a life threatening reaction, a few hours later as we walk away from the ER our heads are spinning as our lives change have forever changed. BUT, it does get easier and all the precautions, planning really does become routine. Having confidence in ourselves to handle ana. reactions is what allows us to move forward and continue to take baby steps with what we do, where we eat, where we go.
I like Susan have also been the one to (accidentally) cause our son to have ana. reactions as we've discovered new allergies.
You've found the best forum within the allergic community. :happydance

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DD 12 yrs -no allergies
4 yr old DS - asthma/eczema Anaphylactic to Peanuts, all tree nuts, sesame , all pea/lentil legumes, gelatin.
Allergic to trees, grass,ragweed, feathers, dander, mold and dust.
Outgrew eggs, fish, shellfish


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 Post subject: Re: Hello
PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2011 10:28 am 
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Quote:
We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot.

Eleanor Roosevelt

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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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