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Posted on: Tue, 12/31/2002 - 12:21pm
Peg541's picture
Joined: 12/29/2002 - 09:00

My son will never knowingly sit next to someone eating PB or Peanuts in any form. We taught him to stay away from peanuts period. I guess it does not matter socially because dead is dead right? If we are somewhere together we all hunt around for peanuts before we get comfortable. If we are in a theater we sit alone so no one eating peanuts will be near us. I expect my son to carry this out when he is on his own next year in college too. He will because he remembers his ER visits and how sick he was for days after.
We were once invited to be extras on "The X-Files." They were filming in a big auditorium, it was a wrestling scene. We sat in our seats, they handed out an envelope to all the extras. Each envelope had a release to sign and a BAG OF PEANUTS as a snack. Paul and I left that place so fast we left skid marks. Poor Paul so much wanted to be on The X Files and he was so angry but he told me he'd rather be alive than on TV.

Posted on: Wed, 01/22/2003 - 5:33am
Batman's picture
Joined: 08/11/2000 - 09:00

The day my son was diagnosed with a life threathening allergy to peanuts (he was about 18 months old), we took him to McDonalds because it was lunch time and we were not going to make it back home from the allergists before his nap. Low and behold, we sit at a table with our purchased food, and about 10 minutes later a group of high school kids sit at the table next to us - 4 out of the 5 were eating food bought at McDonalds - the other one was eating a peanut butter and jelly sandwich that was brought from home. I almost fainted and started to cry - the smell of the peanut butter made me sick. We picked up our food and finished eating it in the car - I still to this day can't believe it.
The first day of JK (and this school is peanut free), some of the children in my son's class brought peanut butter and nutella sandwiches for lunch - the parents received a note from the teacher that night about the whole peanut allergy thing and the fact that the school is peanut free. For that day though my son had to eat his lunch in the office - I cried for months thinking about how he was pushed away into the office to eat alone (and then of course thinking that he would be alone for the rest of his life because of his allergy). Now, I thank God for the diligence of his JK teacher, who knows what would have happened if she did not go around checking everyone's lunches and snacks.
Sorry for the long post!

Posted on: Wed, 01/22/2003 - 11:28am
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Joined: 09/01/2006 - 09:00

last year during indoor recess (it was raining out) my child's kindergarten pe teacher decided to play a game of "pass the peanut." no kidding. they actually passed a peanut from hand to hand to hand. my daughter excused herself from the gym and found the school nurse. she told her she had a stomach ache and needed to go home. i'm not sure if she really was affected by the peanut oil or odor in the room or if she was just so worried that she made herself sick. either way, she did have quite a stomach ache. i could tell she wasn't making it up. of course i thought the game was ridiculous and the school nurse made sure that was the end of that game. joey


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