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Re: Severe allergic reaction??
« Reply #15 on: January 08, 2008, 19:05:45 pm »
I would switch, too. I mean like 20 BW mums guessed right but the ped didn't???

It was so obvious from what you wrote as well  :-\

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Re: Severe allergic reaction??
« Reply #16 on: January 08, 2008, 19:51:14 pm »
I totally agree with everybody else. The ped should not have given that advice when he could not see your dd and therefore should have advised you call an ambulance in my opinion. I would definately change ped as you need to be able to trust them and I don't think I would be able to after this event. I am glad your dd is getting the tests she needs now though and an epi is being given.

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Re: Severe allergic reaction??
« Reply #17 on: January 08, 2008, 19:58:04 pm »
Kelly, you are right. Any choking, swelling in the mouth area, etc requires and ambulance, why did he say don't go to the hospital ???

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Re: Severe allergic reaction??
« Reply #18 on: January 09, 2008, 21:15:53 pm »
After enduring some pretty severe testing, the specialist we saw determined that Scarlett is not allergic to any of the common allergens, food or airborn. They do not deny that she suffered from anaphylaxis but I guess a certain percentage of these attacks occur with undetermined reasons...how scary?! At least now I know that she isn't allergic to anything (yet anyways), but I have no idea how to prevent this type of attack from happening again. She is fine though (poor baby girl). They want to see her again in a month to reevaluate her. I will now just have to live in perpetual fear of that happening again! :-\ Thank you all for your help and advice!
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Re: Severe allergic reaction??
« Reply #19 on: January 09, 2008, 21:17:33 pm »
hugs hon.
at least now you know what is happening and can call  911.
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Re: Severe allergic reaction??
« Reply #20 on: January 10, 2008, 00:20:06 am »
Well geesh!  Know what I would do?  Talk to your new pedi ;) about getting an epi-pen or the use of benadry IF this should ever happen again - this way you won't feel helpless and that may help to calm your perpetual fear.  I would be fearful as well, though the chances of it happening again are probably slim. 

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Re: Severe allergic reaction??
« Reply #21 on: January 10, 2008, 01:24:22 am »
Just wanted to send along big hugs!
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Re: Severe allergic reaction??
« Reply #22 on: January 10, 2008, 01:49:23 am »
I'm so sorry you and your dd are going through this it isn't much fun. I'm sad to say I speak from experience. I have idiopathic anaphylaxis....basically means allergy of unknown origin. I have had a lot of allergy testing and I do have some allergies to things like cats and mold but nothing they can pinpoint as to causing sever reactions. I had a bad reaction last year and ended up in hospital. It is very scary because I'm sorta helpless in stopping it from happening again.If you don't know what causes it how do avoid it??
I'm glad your dd had testing done and I hope it never happens again!!
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Re: Severe allergic reaction??
« Reply #23 on: January 10, 2008, 07:13:22 am »
Sending lots of hugs. Would definately as about an epi, especially as the cause of the ana reaction is unknown therefore you don't know what to avoid.

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Re: Severe allergic reaction??
« Reply #24 on: January 10, 2008, 17:26:32 pm »
She will be allergic to something, they just haven't found what it was. Also, maybe get a referral to a specialist?

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Re: Severe allergic reaction??
« Reply #25 on: January 10, 2008, 18:20:46 pm »
Like others have said, even if they haven't found the source of the reaction, you should at least have an epi-pen with you at home and in your diaper bag.  Our pediatrician wrote a prescription for one for us just in case since Lucy was allergic to milk and her reaction was quite dramatic.  She didn't think we'd need to use it, but said it wouldn't hurt to have it.  And as others have stated, once you get the epi-pen, learn how to use it.  You don't want to be fumbling about with the directions during an emergency situation.  Again, this was my pediatrician's advice.