Went to a restaurant with my family last night. We've been there many times and have never had a problem. THis time, though, my father noticed that the dish my PA child was eating had peanuts!!! I asked the waitress and she told me that she made a mistake and dropped a few in. But my child, who is higly allergic, wasn't having a reaction. I gave her benedryl anyway and was getting up to leave. the manager came to our table and explained to us that the chef started to use peanuts in the dish now. He also said that he's never heard of anyone having peanut allergies, let alone a life threatening one! I was so angry at them but mostly at myself for not asking!!! I was being lax. I was being too comfortable. I didn't bother mention my child's allergy to them because we are there all the time/ It turned out in the end that they weren't peanuts but soynuts. My kid (6 y/o) was very upset and disturbed by the whole thing. It was all my fault for not asking! I broke the first and most important rule. I feel so terrible...THis allergy thing really sucks.
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