Discussions By Condition: Allergies

new/ant allergies

Posted In: Allergies 0 Replies
  • Posted By: asjmomma
  • November 18, 2008
  • 05:06 PM

First of all I want to tell you that I am new and have searched for a few anaphalxis forums and not joined one till now. I am a young mom of 3 boys who have food, insect, and pet allergies. My oldest son who is 4 breaks out in a rash when he comes into contact with peanuts/nuts cats and I believe dogs. My middle son is much more severe with stinging insects he went into shock after being bit by two fire ants. I had no clue he was allergic so I had nothing on hand as far as an epi. It was very scary luckily God told me just to get him emergency help he put it in my heart that he needed emergency help.He is the youngest case the allergist around here have treated he was only 1 year and 8 mos at the time. He already has had open heart surgery@ 5 mos of age b/c of a VSD and he has mild pulmonary stenocis. They want to do allergy shots that last 5 years on him but it is really hard with three kids and all of the rest of there doc. appt. on top of me not being able to drive to get him there someone told me they could train me to do it. I'm not sure if this is true or not. My youngest son who is 1 he just has eczema as far as I know. I'm just looking for some moms who can offer me the peace of mind of I'm not the only one that has to stay indoors b/c of the allergies of the ants we live in GA ant heaven. My allergist first reaction to treating my son was move. I cant move I dont have the money or resources to do so. I am a very active person and it breaks my heart when my son has to stay inside during the summer and I have to watch my 4yr old out the window twiddiling his thumbs cause his brother cant come out. I have came up with alternative ways for them to burn energy through the day I took my bed and put it on the floor with just a box spring under so the could jump we go to Mcdonalds inside playplace's and Jumping places when we can. I just dont want my son to be the one that is stuck inside at school cause I dont expect a teacher to go out and inspect every ant hill and stay on hills the whole time there out there. I just dont want to feel alone with these problems.

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