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Posted on: Sun, 09/10/2006 - 9:11am
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some days this allergy thing just keeps jumping out. today has been one of those. the latest thing is i go a call this afternoon that a bible study that i signed up for with a class for the kids says i cant bring Ben cause he has an epi-pen. the lady that called was obviously not happy to have to tell me that so i was as nice as i could be but it really disappointed me. it was the policy of the organization. whatever.

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Lalow
James 4 yrs, NKA
Ben 3 yrs, PA and MA and SA

Posted on: Sun, 09/10/2006 - 9:15am
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WHAT?? That's awful. And especially sad coming from a church I think. I guess I'm just super blessed to have a church that's pretty great about it.

Posted on: Sun, 09/10/2006 - 10:40am
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Don't look to the East either -- Kripalu yoga center has the same thing written on their babysitting letter. No child care for the allergic.

Posted on: Sun, 09/10/2006 - 11:55am
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Wouldn't be easier for these short-term child care settings to say "No food" than "no allergic children". It would make more sense, but of course, my perspective is obviously a bit different than people's without food allergies constantly affecting their lives.
NicoleinNH

Posted on: Sun, 09/10/2006 - 12:49pm
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my kids would have been there from 9 to 11. i would feed them breakfast before I go. i agree they really dont need a snack. even 2 year old could go 2 hrs without eating.
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Ben 3 yrs, PA and MA and SA

Posted on: Sun, 09/10/2006 - 1:09pm
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there most definitely should be a "no food" rule BEFORE there should ever be a "no care for the allergic" rule. that is ridiculous.
i suppose they'd deny you or your child if you were diabetic and carried injectable meds for that? or had migraines and carried injectable meds for that (like i do)?
truly horrible. i would not rest until members of the church and community know that this group chooses to exclude people rather than exclude snacks for the hour or so meetings. that's what i'd do.
if their reasoning is wanting to avoid having epinephrine and other injectable meds present, (as opposed to wanting snacks available for everyone), i still feel they are wrong. i've had epinephrine carried with me for 10 years now (for my children) and i've never once had to use it OR had an accident happen where someone else attempted to use it. it's just there as insurance, imo. carefully watched (as in worn on the adult present), it should pose no problems for anyone.
i think this is discrimination.

Posted on: Sun, 09/10/2006 - 1:20pm
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I think this is discrimination also. Would they not let a child with a seizure disorder attend just in case he has one (but hasn't had one for years)...?? If this happened to me I would fight it. My son's Bible Study teacher invited me to her house so I could show her how to use the epi pen and explain when to use it. I also choose to supply the snacks for his class so I know they are safe and don't have to worry about reading labels once I get there.
I am sorry this happened to you.
Andrea

Posted on: Sun, 09/10/2006 - 2:00pm
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She basically said it against their policy not to allow children to attend that have any medication that might be needed during the activity because they can not administer it. I dont know why they cant administer it.. i guess liability. I explained if he isnt given peanuts or around peanuts it isnt a problem. I guess that means they would not allow kids to attend that have other medical problems. This is a national organisation but I dont know if this is a local policy or national. I might write and ask. Truthfully I dont much want to go anymore anyway.
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Lalow
James 4 yrs, NKA
Ben 3 yrs, PA and MA and SA
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Posted on: Sun, 09/10/2006 - 2:29pm
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If it's BSF I believe it's their national policy. It's been mentioned here before (several years ago). Perhaps you could work out something privately with the director that since you would be in the building with your child you would be available to administer the medication if necessary?
Rebekah

Posted on: Sun, 09/10/2006 - 9:11pm
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Yes it is BSF and I looked up the old thread.. thanks.
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Posted on: Sun, 09/10/2006 - 9:52pm
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What do you all think?
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San Antonio, Texas 78258
To Whom It May Concern,
I was very excited to be signed up for a BSF class in my area. Several friends from around the country highly recommended it and I have a friend in Huntsville that was so excited we would be studying the same thing. I was also looking forward to your Children

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