Close Call @ School; Handled Very Well!!!

Posted on: Thu, 01/11/2007 - 3:58am
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First I want to tell you that I am so proud of DS!! He is showing tremendous responsibility for his allergy and I am bursting with pride [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Here's what happened: I received a call from the office today. Brandon was down there bcause one of his classmates brought in a pnut butter granola bar for snack. He was fine but complained of being itchy. The princ. was with him; secretary was on the phone with me. He did not have any hives wasn't in distress. I told them to give him benadryl just as a precaution and keep an eye on him for a half an hour. They told me his teacher wiped down the table the classmate was sitting at and had the child wash his hands already. Brandon is airborne reactive and highly contact sensitive.

I called back a short time later to just in on him; he was sitting in the princ.'s office reading a book doing well. I asked to talk to the teacher; figured it was time for a reminder note to get sent home.

First thing the teacher says is how great Brandon handled the situation; he came up to her after noticing the nutty snack to tell her he was concerned. She said he acted very responsible in letting her know (again beaming with pride and feeling like we have taught him well!!!!).

She agreed that it was "reminder" time. The snack the child brought in was actually his latchkey snack and pulled it out by mistake. She is going to ask that no nutty snacks be brought in even for latchkey and to be sure that their snacks are stored separate from their lunches.

So, not only am I proud of my little guy, I'm proud that he is at such a great new school where they are actually concerned about his well-being (what a concept; think they would have done this last year????? - no, they would have told me to come and get him and brushed off their responsibility).

Scary moment, but it was handled well!! Can't wait until after school to give Brandon a big HUG!!!

Tracy

Posted on: Thu, 01/11/2007 - 4:04am
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Honestly, I had a tear in my eye reading this post. I am so happy that your DS has such a great grip on this. Sounds as if he knew exactly what to do. He learned that from you! Congrats on a job well done! I can only hope my DD grows up to be this responsible for her allergy. Really very happy for you!!!

Posted on: Thu, 01/11/2007 - 5:07am
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I agree, handled very well!! I do think it is important to show the kids how well they are doing too, right now my 6yr old shuts down and clams up...I am working hard on him speaking up when something isn't right(even symptoms!!) so good job Brandon!! I would also maybe send an email to the principal, I think as much as we complain it's good now and then to just say *thanks* you did good!!!

Posted on: Thu, 01/11/2007 - 6:19am
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What a nice change from last year`s school! I always bought dd a reward when she did extremely responsible things like this at that age. But what is a "latchkey snack"?

Posted on: Thu, 01/11/2007 - 7:21am
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Quote:Originally posted by Carefulmom:
[b]But what is a "latchkey snack"?[/b]
Hi Carefulmom - It was a snack for Brandon's classmate to have after school in the after-school program (latchkey).

Posted on: Thu, 01/11/2007 - 12:09pm
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They call the program latchkey? Is it just me or is that kind of a derogatory term? Maybe it is just me. I would have a huge problem if our after-care called it that.

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