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In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions page 10
[ Guest ]cinnamon
Posted: Nov 29th, 2010 at 06:48 pm




http://www.allergyfacts.org.au/PDF/Lynch_Findings.pdf

TwoDDs
Member


Posted: Nov 30th, 2010 at 09:13 am

Heartbreaking, Cinnamon.

I find the inquest particularly frightening. Having received so little guidance about her allergy, it seems likely Kylie was ingesting at least some peanut regularly. Then, to succumb to a dose that could not be measured - horrifying, really.

« Last Edited by TwoDDs Nov 30th, 2010 at 09:27 am »

McCobbre
Moderator


Posted: Nov 30th, 2010 at 09:50 pm

Quote:
So it clearly takes .. a minimum of 20 or 30 minutes to go through that with the patient and demonstrate how to use an Epipen and that’s not something that can be done quickly in an emergency department. That’s why we would generally refer them on to their general practitioner to get that action plan generated. It’s not something that can be done within a few minutes.” (T254)


20 minutes or a life. Wow.

I am emotionally overwhelmed after reading this. It is sadness everywhere. This is horribly tragic. Smiley

"Words are our most inexhaustible source of magic. They are potent forms of enchantment, rich with the power to hurt or heal."~Albus Dumbledore



Me: shellfish, chamomile, sesame and a few odds & ends
DS: peanuts
[ Guest ]cinnamon
Posted: Dec 1st, 2010 at 01:58 pm

Yes, i read it over a week ago and i am still stunned by this. Very very sad.

joshsmom
Member


Posted: Dec 20th, 2010 at 08:32 pm

I am so sad now. It just makes it so real. I have tears running down my cheeks. I am glad the kids are asleep!

baknmomma
Member


Posted: Dec 22nd, 2010 at 05:32 pm

I was just about to add Katelyn. Here's an article from the Sun Times

http://www.suntimes.com/mobile/2966858-459/allergy-according-allergic-student-board.html

Formerly momOFtwoboys

DS#2- pa

August 2006- ana rx to pn @ 2.5 yrs old
2007- spt to various tn all negative and challenge to almond--- pass
2009- negative rast to pn, pos spt
2010- negative rast to pn, pos spt


JR
Member


Posted: Dec 30th, 2010 at 01:17 pm

Tribute for 2010 and hope for 2011
http://wafeast.blogspot.com/2010/12/in-memory-and-looking-forward.html
There are some really sweet YouTube videos for Poppy and Yla linked there - but grab some tissue first.

« Last Edited by JR Dec 30th, 2010 at 01:18 pm »

Jana
http://www.wafeast.org

Thank you to Conference Sponsors Spokane FASN, Allerbling, Allergy Monkey, Coconut Bliss, Dey the makers of EpiPen, Bastyr Center, Medic Alert, Navan Foods and Microsoft Employee Giving Programs!!

adult son: severe allergies to milk, egg, peanut, tree nuts, coconut, shellfish, mollusks. Eczema,
cya
Member


Posted: Feb 25th, 2011 at 01:42 pm

http://blog.onespotallergy.com/2011/02/why-should-my-childs-classroom-be-peanut-free/

Please don't quote.
JR
Member


Posted: Apr 18th, 2011 at 09:12 am

Smiley
http://topnews.us/content/238689-teen-died-allergic-reaction
Teen Died from Allergic Reaction
A teenager, Chris Smith, 17, died from a massive allergic reaction, after he ate one bite of chicken and chips. He died in February after eating a meal from the Village Fish and Chip Shop in Wallasey Village.

However, he had eaten the same meal dozens of time before, but this time he felt some burning sensation in his throat and his mouth began to swell.

He had a nut allergy, but he thought it was a minor attack and did not use his EpiPen. The EpiPen is an auto-injector, which injects adrenaline into the body for the treatments of allergic conditions.

Chris’s Mother and a Trained Nurse, Kate said that the allergy deteriorated him badly and it arrived very rapidly, though he was given a large dose of adrenaline in the ambulance, but he did not respond to it and died on his way to hospital.

Kate said, “He was diagnosed with a severe nut allergy when he was three so he was always careful about what he ate”.

She said that they are not suspecting that the meal had something wrong.

Meanwhile, the Anaphylaxis Campaign warned people and said that the takeaways can be harmful, as they use nut oil.

Jana
http://www.wafeast.org

Thank you to Conference Sponsors Spokane FASN, Allerbling, Allergy Monkey, Coconut Bliss, Dey the makers of EpiPen, Bastyr Center, Medic Alert, Navan Foods and Microsoft Employee Giving Programs!!

adult son: severe allergies to milk, egg, peanut, tree nuts, coconut, shellfish, mollusks. Eczema,
SweetandSour
Member


Posted: Apr 18th, 2011 at 11:44 am

I saw this on facebook...my heart goes out to his family. Sometimes it's hard to know when to use the epi when your in the middle of a reaction. Smiley Even harder when you haven't seen your allergen anywhere.

Just heartbreaking. Smiley

« Last Edited by SweetandSour Apr 18th, 2011 at 11:45 am »

Allergic to: Peanuts, Tree nuts, Mango, Robitussin, Acetaminophen

U.S.A.

Not only do I not know what's going on, I wouldn't know what to do about it if I did.
~George Carlin

bjhom2000
New Member


Posted: Apr 25th, 2011 at 10:20 pm

For those who are in the San Francisco Bay Area on Sat. Oct. 8, 2011, please join me for Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network 1st Annual BJ Hom Memorial 5K Run at Lake Cunningham in San Jose. Go to this website to register. There will also be a FAAN California Bay Area 5K Walk. We are here to raise awareness of the dangers of food allergies and find a cure. It will be covered by NBC Bay Area News and San Jose Mercury News. The honorary Media chair is NBC News anchor Laura Garcia-Canon who has a severe seafood allergies and carries an epi pen. There will be professional sports celebrities and live entertainment and is some of the sponsors are Hitachi, Toyota, Whole Food Market, Chevy's, and other Corporations like Dey and Sunbutter. If you know any other sponsors, a sponsor package has been attached.

http://www.foodallergywalk.org/site/TR/2011Walks/2011Walks?fr_id=2020&pg=entry

merla
New Member


Posted: Jun 12th, 2011 at 08:56 am

Hi guys, Poppy Harvey wasn't killed by an allergic reaction to something she ate. It was a sting or bite that killed her. There's an inquest soon to determine further the actual cause of death. Just thought you might want to update that. x

CMdeux
Moderator1


Posted: Jun 12th, 2011 at 09:10 am

Thank you for posting, Merla. I'm glad that there is to be an inquest into the cause of her death.



"To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive." -Robert Louis Stevenson




USA
JR
Member


Posted: Jun 29th, 2011 at 11:13 am

merla, could you please point me to more details. This current link still indicates it was food induced anaphylaxis.
http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/woodbridge_ipswich_hospital_admits_wrong_decision_in_treating_girl_who_died_of_peanut_reaction_1_946703 But I would be thrilled to remove a name from this memorial.

Jana
http://www.wafeast.org

Thank you to Conference Sponsors Spokane FASN, Allerbling, Allergy Monkey, Coconut Bliss, Dey the makers of EpiPen, Bastyr Center, Medic Alert, Navan Foods and Microsoft Employee Giving Programs!!

adult son: severe allergies to milk, egg, peanut, tree nuts, coconut, shellfish, mollusks. Eczema,
SilverLining
Moderator1


Posted: Jun 29th, 2011 at 06:40 pm

If it was a sting or a bite it still may have been anaphylaxis.

Too many people miss the silver lining because they're expecting gold. ~~~ Maurice Setter