Another Newbie

Posted on: Mon, 03/26/2007 - 3:01am
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Joined: 03/26/2007 - 09:00

Hi All. I've already posted on some other threads, but I thought I should follow protocol and officially say hello here.

I have an awesome daughter who was rushed from her first birthday party (at Chuck E. Cheese) to the ER in an ambulance. Let's just say she knows how to make a dramatic exit! And she's still a drama queen so it must've had a permanent impact. She was having a reaction to *rubbing* the birthday cake on her! You know, at that age they don't really eat it, they just smear it around. She wound up testing positive for allergies to peanut, tree nuts (all of 'em, essentially), dairy and egg.

She's seven now and still dealing with all of the above. Her school is not peanut-free, but her principal is great and we've filed a 504 on her so her class is nut-free and they all sit at a nut-free table in the lunchroom and their meals are checked every morning when they come in.

I think we've adjusted quite well, but there's always that concern that, God forbid, if you let your guard down just a little, there's going to be consequences.

So here I am, that's my story, and I'm sticking to it. lol I came here looking for info about flying internationally and hopefully I can share some knowledge or recipes or laughs with someone who's newer on this interesting journey than I am.

Thanks for having me!

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