Need advice with Schools/daycare
My three year old has a severe peanut allergy amoung other issues. His daycare is a "Peanut Free Zone" and we love all of his teachers and the daycare's director. I am terribly frustrated because other parents keep brining in peanut products for birthday parties, halloween, snacks in the morning, etc. Just today he was provided a birthday treat back chalk full of peanut candy! We carry epi pens, and my son had his first exposure around valentines day last year. He stopped breathing within 10 minutes of the exposure (with benadryll). We were warned that his next exposure would create a faster reaction and could be fatal.
I am at my wits end. How do I relay to the school and the parents of the other children that they can KILL my son. I feel like I sound like a crazed mother. And I think sometimes the daycare workers think I am over-reacting.
How do you guys handle this? I am afraid to take him away from his "second home" and all of his friends. These ladies have helped me to raise him. I fear that we will have these same issues at other daycares. As he gets older it is so much harder to keep him safe.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Scared and frustrated!
Robin in NC