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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 6:23 pm 

Joined: Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:39 pm
Posts: 1
Last week my 4yo son was in a playground accident, and taken to a hospital - while I was working.

I rushed to the hospital, not only very worried about his injury, but in a panic that someone might mistakenly give him an allergen.

I arrived just before a nurse brought him a popsicle, and despite his pain, his swollen face and everything else - he handed me the popsicle and said, "Mom, check the ingredients."

What a small relief in the middle of a crummy experience - that he knew he needed to be aware of everything he ate.

Popsicle was fine, he was fine, and he recovered very fast with "just" a very large bump and bruise.

Looking forward to learning from the Forum, and sharing our experience in any way it can help other families.


PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:30 pm 

Joined: Tue Jun 26, 2007 2:45 pm
Posts: 816
Location: Vancouver, BC
Good story. That's great that you instilled it in your son to ask about ingredients every time. He sounds like a real trooper.

Oh, and welcome!

DD 2004 Allergy to peanuts, egg, sesame, and new: lentils and chick peas
DS 2006 Allergy to peanuts, tree nuts, milk, egg, kiwi fruit, eczema

PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 10:56 am 
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Joined: Tue Mar 22, 2005 11:17 pm
Posts: 6616
Location: Ottawa
Sounds like that nurse was allergy aware! :thumbsup
Glad to know your son is OK. Boy it's scary isn't it?
Thanks for the reminder, I'm going to contact our local children's hospital and ask them to stock Kisko freezies as they are are free of priority allergens.

Daughter: asthma, allergies to egg, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, most legumes (not soy and green beans) & penicillin. Developing hayfever type allergies.
Husband: no allergies
Me: Oral Allergy Syndrome, Allergic to Birch trees

PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 1:39 pm 

Joined: Fri Oct 10, 2008 9:40 pm
Posts: 2034
Location: ottawa
welcome....scary indeed,so thankful you had a happy ending. Great job by your son with regards to the popcicle :thumbsup
I look forward to chatting more with you,welcome :huggy

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

PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 1:45 pm 

Joined: Mon Jul 05, 2010 11:37 am
Posts: 1526
Location: Alberta
Hey! IKNOWTIFFANY!!! :rofl
:thumbsup :huggy :bouncyblue

Myself - Seasonal, cats
dd-asthma (trigger - flu) anaphylactic to eggs, severe allergies to bugspray and penicilin,pulmicort
ds-Seasonal, cats and OAS
dh-allergy cats, bugspray and guava, outgrew egg allergy

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