Can\'t anything be easy?

Posted on: Sat, 08/27/2005 - 7:49am
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My son's epi-pens expire next month. So I called his allergist to get a new script. They called back to say that since they haven't seen him since Feb. of 2004, they won't perscribe new ones for me. Now, I know they wanted to see him yearly, but I figured since they will only test every other year, it was a waste of time and money. He sees his primary care dr. yearly. Anyway, they told me to call his primary care dr. to have it perscribed. Of course she isn't in until Tuesday. I swear, if she refuses I will blow my top!

Actually I figured if she refuses, I will go back to the allergist and make an appointment for testing. He is due to be tested in about 6 months anyway. Why pay for two appointments?

Don't they know that some people are not rich?

Sorry, just had to get that off my chest.

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Posted on: Thu, 01/04/2007 - 6:13am
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I just recently bought some signature brand gel colorings. Their stuff is supposed to be mostly safe. Not as good probably as the wilton colorings but still more concentrated than the liquid stuff.
Luvmyboys

Posted on: Thu, 01/04/2007 - 6:30am
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What brand is your food paste coloring? I'm assuming your talking about the type that comes in little round bottles with screw tops and is like a super thick gel. I use the Wilton brand all the time with my PA DD. We've never had a problem.
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Posted on: Thu, 01/04/2007 - 6:38am
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It is the Wilton brand. I called and they told me it was made in a facility with peanuts and dairy. She is also allergic to eggs and I didn't even tell the woman that because she already told me about the other two. I asked if they were on the line or just in the building and she said she didn't know but that they were not safe.

Posted on: Thu, 01/04/2007 - 6:45am
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I use Betty Crocker products. Last year I decorated a clown cake with their ready-made decorative color icings. I've also used the Betty Crocker colored sprays which are easy and look nice.
Craft stores (like Michaels)offer cake decorating classes.
One year the theme was The Wiggles, I found some figures in the toy section and used those for the cake. I've done the same with other themes.
This year I bought one of those cupcake stands (looks kind of like a tree) and I will decorate the cupcakes and display them on a stand.
Good luck, my child has always loved the cake and has fun finding the decoration toys for it.

Posted on: Thu, 01/04/2007 - 6:55am
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I used the Wilton paste colorings for Halloween this year and last year. I didn't even think about calling them. We used them with no problems. My son is PA and TNA. I usually call about everything. I don't know why I didn't call about this.

Posted on: Thu, 01/04/2007 - 7:04am
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Do a search on Wilton products. I have had issues with them in the past. I returned all my paste for a full refund. I will NEVER use another Wilton product other than the pans themselves.
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Posted on: Thu, 01/04/2007 - 7:13am
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Could you frost with safe frosting that is colored with red food coloring that you are comfortable with (I know it will probably be more pink-ish) -- then sprinkle the top with red sugar sprinkles to make it red? It may not be exactly how you imagined it, but you might be closer and safer.

Posted on: Thu, 01/04/2007 - 7:37am
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Does child like citrus flavor?
I have no idea if this would work, but there are "blood" oranges on market right now -- the flesh is red. Possibly use its juice for icing liquid?
Hang in there -- you will find a fix & whatever you do will be appreciated by your little one. We are all goddesses in their eyes, afterall?! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]
~Elizabeth

Posted on: Thu, 01/04/2007 - 7:58am
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Wow I had never thought to check , I have always used Wilton paste colors , and have never had a problem, I use it for school playdough. Wow , there is no warning.

Posted on: Thu, 01/04/2007 - 8:52am
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Hi, CGroth. Just a thought--what about frosting the cake with CoolWhip? I don't know what your little girl is allergic to but if it's safe for her, you can color it with food coloring or mix in some mashed up berries or jam that she likes and can eat. You won't be able to create a clown or baloon design with this kind of frosting, but it's fluffy and tasty and looks special. Also, you can put the cake in the freezer for awhile and the Coolwhip will take on the consistency of ice cream. Sorry about your dilemma--good luck!

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