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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:56 am 
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A 19-year-old Bryant University freshman who has severe peanut allergies died Friday after accidentally eating a peanut butter cookie; however, authorities are investigating if that was all that was in the cookie.




Read more: http://www.myfoxboston.com/story/215791 ... z2NKkaTO2K

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:59 am 
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This is just so sad!

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 6:57 pm 
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This is completely devastating! He was so diligent, and yet, something like this can still happen. How overwhelmingly sad!

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:05 am 
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http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Allergies/ ... d=18723777

There is more information that has literally sent chills through me.

Firstly:

He and his friend were out driving and bought cookies. Groezinger- Fitzpatrick's friend ate one first. The friend said he didn't taste any hint of peanut.

"He said, Ah, the hell with it, I'm sure it's fine," his friend recalled Groezinger- Fitzpatrick as saying, his mother said.


Secondly:

He hadn't unpacked yet so his mom couldn't find his Epi-Pen -- an epinephrine autoinjector. She had one in her cupboard but it had expired two months earlier. First responders told her over the phone that she shouldn't use it.


At the Anaphylaxis Canada conference in 2012 I heard that expired epinephrine is better than no epinephrine.


This truly makes me wonder if this young man had an Allerject that could fit in his pocket or in a cellphone case on his belt and be less obvious if he would have had it on his person.

I just showed this to my teenager who is going on a school trip to Europe next week. It clearly reinforced my reminder yesterday "If in doubt, go without."

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 3:49 pm 
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Thanks Walooet for the update, though, awful to realize how easily this tragedy might have been averted.

I feel for you especially reading this:
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I just showed this to my teenager who is going on a school trip to Europe next week. It clearly reinforced my reminder yesterday "If in doubt, go without."


Glad you've reinforced, but guess that sure hits close to home ....

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