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Offline mksmom

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Re: Reactions as part of storylines: Fiction books, movies, TV etc
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2011, 08:28:28 AM »
The Little Women Letters, by Gabrielle Donnelly.  3 adult sisters; the 2 eldest tend to tease/make fun of the youngest throughout the book.  The youngest has an ana reaction most likely to shellfish. One character does not understand the seriousness as his allergy is just a few hives, "it's not serious, it's just an allergic reaction."  One sister with a degree in biochem understands and explains the near death experience.  The downsides of the story line:  no mention of needing epis, just "avoid" shellfish and the biggie is that the two older sisters tease the younger saying, in jest, that now they now how to kill her when the sa sister annoys them.

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Re: Reactions as part of storylines: Fiction books, movies, TV etc
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2011, 09:10:16 AM »
Anyone watch House last night?  (Transplant).

A guy dies, and they are trying to figure out why, before transplanting his lungs.  As is usual on House, they come up with many different ideas.  Eventually they start thinking it might have been caused by the platelets he received, and go searching for the blood donors.  One had eaten peanuts shortly before donating.  One doctor says peanuts wouldn't have caused it.....and House replies "unless the person receiving it is allergic to peanuts".
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Re: Reactions as part of storylines: Fiction books, movies, TV etc
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2012, 01:51:55 PM »
I was watching a rerun for House and saw this and didn't know what to think.

"Damned If You Do"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Damned_If_You_Do

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figwort tea, which House claims, when mixed with even the smallest level of epinephrine, causes instant cardiac arrest


fact?  fiction?  CM?   :)

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Re: Reactions as part of storylines: Fiction books, movies, TV etc
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2012, 01:56:40 PM »
I also watched Harry's Law episode "A Disturbing Disability".
http://www.nbc.com/harrys-law/video/a-disturbing-disability/1391197

It wasn't about FA, but what I kept thinking about was FA.

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Re: Reactions as part of storylines: Fiction books, movies, TV etc
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2016, 09:33:24 PM »
Watching The Simpson's. Lisa is volunteering at a vet's, then later a goat is having an anaphylactic reaction from eating shrimp. She asks one of the other kids (Milhouse?) for his epi-pen and uses it on the goat.

Unlike many shows....she used it properly. It was shaped like the newest epi-pen, she pulled off the cap and injected the other end into what could be a cartoon goat's thigh.
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Re: Reactions as part of storylines: Fiction books, movies, TV etc
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2016, 12:39:42 PM »
Go Lisa!
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Re: Reactions as part of storylines: Fiction books, movies, TV etc
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2017, 12:26:38 PM »
We've seen two recently:

Kindergarten Cop 2 - One of the kids in the class has a peanut allergy and the teacher starts eating a peanut butter sandwich.  No reaction, but the class all screams at the teacher and the school nurse comes in to remove the child with allergies for monitoring. 

The Game Plan - The main football plater has an allergy to cinnamon and his new-found daughter gives him cookies with cinnamon (not knowing of the allergy) and the main character starts talking funny as a result.  It may have been meant as funny but not of the ha-ha sort.  The daughter also turns out to have a nut allergy, mentioned early on, and ends up having reaction in a restaurant near the end of the movie.  Someone notices and they rush her off to hospital - by running there.  Not exactly ideal, but a more accurate representation of allergies than in most movies I've seen.  (No EpiPens mentioned.)
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Re: Reactions as part of storylines: Fiction books, movies, TV etc
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2017, 02:16:26 PM »
On Big Bang Theory they sometimes mention Howard being allergic to peanuts. Previously he intentionally ate something with peanut in it to cause an allergic reaction. I think it was to keep Sheldon(?) with him at the hospital. Would have been unbelievably out of character, but Penny bribed him to keep Sheldon out, and she would set him up with her "easy" friend.

This week (might have been a repeat...we've missed a lot) he ended up in the ER. There's a lot of commotion going on, and from the other room Howard asks if what he's eating has peanuts.

His reaction is similar to his previous one, but insinuates it got more serious. I thought it was actually handled well.
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Re: Reactions as part of storylines: Fiction books, movies, TV etc
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2018, 11:20:22 PM »
The new Peter Rabbit movie is becoming a very hot topic in allergy groups, and not because it is good. Apparently the film includes a scene of one character deliberately trying to expose another character to their allergen, a reaction, and the character requiring epinephrine. I haven't seen the film or read a whole lot about the scene in detail, but this is one of many links circulating about it:

http://twincitiesgeek.com/2018/02/peter-rabbit-is-a-rotten-adaptation-of-a-revered-book/

Some people are more accepting or outraged about it than others, kids included. Just a heads up to do some research of your own before bringing kids to see this film.
anaphylaxis to tree nuts, peanuts, and potatoes; severe dairy intolerance; vegan (preference)
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Re: Reactions as part of storylines: Fiction books, movies, TV etc
« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2018, 07:24:14 AM »
I saw commercials for it and it looks awful.  I doubt Beatrix Potter would have approved.  :disappointed:

Edited to add:  I was able to read the link.  OMG it sounds even worse than it looked in commercials. 

First off, I will say that I am one of the minority who can actually laugh at FA's, as this is our family's coping mechanism to cope with everything.  We laugh, especially at ourselves.  That said, using humor to deal with FA's that is aimed at children is a totally different story.  No.  Just...  No.   

My kids would be aghast.  They loved all the Beatrix Potter books.  There was a lovely series of videos that adapted the books faithfully, and they were gentle and sweet, like the books.  My kids adored them.  I can't imagine why anyone would take their kids to this movie.  Ugh.
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