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Posted on: Tue, 08/29/2006 - 3:49am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

Can I just say (with tears in my eyes) that I wish my son could go to that school? I'd give my right arm (literally) for a school like that for my son.

Posted on: Tue, 08/29/2006 - 4:11am
Lindajo's picture
Joined: 10/14/2003 - 09:00

I don't understand something. If your DD is PA as well, wouldn't you be happy that the school is taking these precautions for the kids that are allergic, your DD included? Each PA is different from one another regarding their severity. Yes, they are all severe in the fact that they are life threatening, but to different degrees; ie. ingestion only, airborne, touch.
I think you should just sit back and relax that your DD is in an environment that watches out for her safety as well as you do. She only benefits from it.

Posted on: Tue, 08/29/2006 - 4:53am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

I get the sense that BASF is a troll, or someone out to stir the pot...just my sense.
I mean a 4 year old who knows what foods contain hidden allergens?!? My 6 yo is just realizing how careful he has to be -- ask a responsible adult to read labels ALL THE TIME if I am not around, never share food with friends at the lunch table, etc. Will BASF's 4 year old know to ask an adult who hands her a wonderful looking piece of candy to check the label? Will she ask the waiter at a restaurant whether or not they cook with peanut oil?
mom to Ari(6) - severe nut allergies, asthma, you name it - and Maya (9), mild excema

Posted on: Tue, 08/29/2006 - 5:04am
qdebbie1's picture
Joined: 02/10/2005 - 09:00

Quote:Originally posted by BASP:
[b] My concern was more towards taking too much time catering to the needs of a few kids(and the mothers) and forgetting about the education. [/b]
Please explain what a cake walk has to do with education?
How is the vast majority being denied thier right to teaching and education because of these school guidelines?
Its been my 8 years of expereince that its the mothers(not kids) of non pa children who get upset about the rules. Children are typically sensitive and understanding about keeping thier fellow classmates safe(and alive)
What if something could have been done to avoid your friend having cancer? Would you want to avoid it for just that person or allow it because it makes life more confortable for the others.
We just try to avoid having our children around what is to their bodies....poison.

Posted on: Tue, 08/29/2006 - 5:26am
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Joined: 05/28/2005 - 09:00

Wow, this is the kind of thread that makes me really wonder about people.
BASP, sorry, but reviewing another CHILD's medical records would be a huge invasion of privacy.
I also think this person is a troll ... I hardly believe BASP's 4yo has a peanut allergy or the parent would be thankful the school has such measures in place.
Why do school events revolve around FOOD anyway? Shouldn't they revolve around LEARNING? And, there are plenty of carnival type foods that would be safe -- think bubble gum, cotton candy, lollipops.
I've heard that often it's the kids that show much more compassion than the parents, once they're old enough to understand their friend's limitations. Thank god for kids that are caring and sincere, even when their parents have not displayed such compassion.
BASD, very interesting that your FOUR year old can read labels. And, despite that, btw, most fatal reactions occur in the preteen/teen years, becasue younger children are more protected by their parents and hopefully, the schools.
If you truly have a child with peanut allergy, choose your words carefully as you may reevaluate them once your child is saved after a horrible reaction that could have been prevented. Reactions get worse over time, so be careful what you wish for.

Posted on: Tue, 08/29/2006 - 5:31am
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Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

Quote:Originally posted by that'smetrying:
[b]I get the sense that BASF is a troll, or someone out to stir the pot...just my sense.
ditto- too many inconsistencies.. just doesnt have the credibility of a parent with a PA child..

Posted on: Tue, 08/29/2006 - 5:36am
Lindajo's picture
Joined: 10/14/2003 - 09:00

Looks like some college kids haven't returned to classes yet.

Posted on: Tue, 08/29/2006 - 6:34am
Christabelle's picture
Joined: 10/03/2004 - 09:00

This person is just trying to stir up the puddin'. Her questions were not questions - but statements disguised as questions. Ho-hum. I sincerely hope this person does not really have a PA 4 year old. If so, poor kid!

Posted on: Tue, 08/29/2006 - 6:39am
TwokidsNJ's picture
Joined: 05/28/2005 - 09:00

Of course, this was BASP's first post on this website, another giveaway...6 posts to date, 5 of which are on this thread, the other one 20 minutes after her initial post in this thread, as BASP anxiously awaited responses.
And I love how a 4yo daughter with the peanut allergy is "just an aside".
Sorry, BASP, you didn't fool us. Now go spend time finding some compassion for those children and their parents at your child's school.
[This message has been edited by TwokidsNJ (edited August 29, 2006).]

Posted on: Tue, 08/29/2006 - 6:44am
Corvallis Mom's picture
Joined: 05/22/2001 - 09:00

I don't think so. Few trolls are so subtle. This poster just seemed... [i]uninformed.[/i]
I think that in all liklihood this is a person who has a (airquotes)"'PA'" child. One who was diagnosed with a single allergy test, has never had a single reaction (not even before testing) and lives in a household which is not particularly careful.
(And hey-- I know that this might offend a few people on the boards who are in that boat-- I don't mean to imply that without a clinical anaphylaxis hx you aren't really allergic, okay? It is possible if you are [i]really[/i] careful-- this just doesn't seem to fit with BASP's post.)
Such a person would quite naturally be pretty amazed at the lifestyle [i]I[/i] lead, let me tell you. I am amazed that such people don't do more harm when they gloat about how the rest of us are simply wackos and that they know all about it.
Anyone who thinks a PA is easy or simple to live with-- doesn't. Period.
No, my suspicion is that this person is posting partly out of irritation because of being inconvenienced by restrictions that have never been needed in her experience (but see my opinion above...)... AND (though it may have been a subconcious thought when she posted) she might even be worried about her daughter being labeled as "disabled" when she enters school. If she understood more about ADA she wouldn't be concerned on that score. Either that or she's feeling vaguely uneasy about how cavalier they've been about precautions for her daughter and she wants validation that her comfort zone is just fine.
Three comments.
1. If ADA didn't exist, we could roll back the clock to the days when a particular medical diagnosis was sufficient for a school to deny a child entry. How 'bout them apples? Do [i]you[/i] want to be forced to homeschool your "PA duaghter?"
2. Get a better grip on what PA means or does not mean for your own family. Quit worrying about another child's medical diagnosis and find out more about your own. Do you need to be carrying epipens? How do you know your child is allergic? Seriously, if your daughter hasn't had any reactions at all in the last 2-3 years, there's a good chance that she may be one of the lucky children who have outgrown a PA. Only a doctor's challenge can tell you for sure, though. [i]Might be time for a talk with your allergist, KWIM?[/i]
3. If your daughter [i]is[/i] truly allergic, then you should discuss her care with your allergist-- you need to carry epipens and always be prepared to treat an allergic reaction. Beyond that, nobody here is going to challenge what you need to do to keep her safe. That's called a comfort zone, and I don't think any two people have the same one. We may ask one another to think about things in a different way-- but that is a very good thing.
(shrug) Of course, I have run into a few people who have self-diagnosed a PA in a child and have no real basis for having done so (IMO). Always amazes me. Why would you [i]want[/i] such a thing? [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/confused.gif[/img] It really seems kinda sick. Anyway. Tangent over.
I just hope that BASP will consider the glass house she thinks she is currently residing in before she lobs any more rocks.


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