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Posted on: Sun, 07/08/2007 - 2:24pm
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Not sure if this belongs here or elsewhere but I'll take a stab here and hope I don't offend anyone.
Sarahb said:
"At the zoo - (first week of diagnosis) I showed ds that children (seemmingly every child we saw that day) were running around eating pb sandwiches (no jelly?) and I took the opportunity to tell him that he had to be careful not to touch surfaces, etc. But I really wanted to approach those parents and scream at them. "
As a frequent Zoo goer I would love some suggestions for easily portable safe proteins. Meat just does not work well even in a cooler when we go open to close. But I'd hate to put someone at risk because my pocketbook won't cover two adults and 3 kids when I take my sister in law and her kids...She's unemployed so having her help with expenses is out. PB is easiest, but after spending so much time here over the last few months it's just not worth the risk.
Suggestions would be most welcome. ( or should I just start another thread?)

Posted on: Sun, 07/08/2007 - 3:43pm
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Stitcher are you the allergic one or your child?
There are threads here for safe snacks. Use the search function and you'll find lots of lists started by lots of us.
While my son was growing up it was my job to help him learn to keep safe and I never spent one minute thinking of what non allergic people could eat.
My energy was spent finding foods my son could safely eat and teaching him to be independent which he now is. So it's tough when people ask for suggestions. Thankfully there is that search function and like I said lots of lists already made.
Peggy

Posted on: Mon, 07/09/2007 - 1:36am
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Quote:Originally posted by Peg541:
[b]While my son was growing up it was my job to help him learn to keep safe and I never spent one minute thinking of what non allergic people could eat.
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I'm teaching mine not to crack their gum, munch on ice, clip their toenails, or [i]brush/comb their hair[/i] in public either. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/tongue.gif[/img]
Who are these women who need to redo their ponytail in line ahead of me? They have to drag that brush through the whole mop flipping it all over my groceries. What I wouldn't have given for a pair of hedge trimmers at that moment. Snip Snip.
[i]JUST KIDDING.[/i] (about the hedge trimmers, not the ponytail)
Anywhoooo. Your cave is your castle. Anything else.....[i]a gift[/i].

Posted on: Mon, 07/09/2007 - 3:04am
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Stitcher....it would make me happy if people didn't let thier kids run around with sandwiches in thier hands and pb all over their faces and hands. That's what I was seeing.....3 and 4 year olds with half sandwiches running around and bouncing off the walls. Literally. It was a new PA moms nightmare. But I knew that this is life and I needed to be able to deal with it and let him have a good time.
If you ate pb just eat at a table or on a blanket and wipe hands and faces before running to smudge all over the exhibits!
Another thought is that I just saw these new hot/cold bags at the grocery store. I bought one but haven't tested it yet. It claims to keep frozen food frozen for 3 hours! Since we bring food everywhere I just usually prepreeze what we can...ie watermelon, strawberries, juice box, waterbottles and then add them to my insulated lunch box which has also been kept in the freezer. In my climate this has worked well even on hot days.
But seriously simple mannors and hygene would go a long way with me. BUT I would not bring pb/nuts/peanuts into a closed room/playroom type exhibit. Eat outside. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Mon, 07/09/2007 - 9:36am
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Peg _ neither. I am here trying to help a family at teh church I work at...they want to enroll the kid in our Sunday School and attend services with us...but have concerns. I am here because I want to help them feel more comfortable. Sorry to have upset you.

Posted on: Mon, 07/09/2007 - 3:04pm
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i doubt you upset peg. she doesn't seem the type to be that way. maybe her tone didn't come across to you as it was intended to. i've had that happen to me (that i've misunderstood what someone was saying to me) and i've had it happen where my words were taken in a way they weren't intended before also. like i said, i doubt that she meant to offend and i also doubt you offended or upset her in anyhow. that's just my take....
anyhow; how nice of you to be thinking of another family at church. that is very thoughtful and i'm sure they will appreciate your efforts so much.
having dealt with PA for quite some time now with two of my three children, it always touches me when someone takes the time to think of us and try to help.
also, philote, my husband is similarly mildly allergic to nuts like pecans and walnuts. his reactions are very different than my daughters' reactions to peanuts. i can't figure out why the difference. he does avoid pecans and walnuts but doesn't worry about the occasional accidental ingestion like the girls MUST with peanuts.
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Posted on: Tue, 07/10/2007 - 4:17am
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Thank you Joeybeth and stitcher you did not upset me. I am sorry if I came across as rude. It is wonderful to have someone help a family. We have been on our own for so long until I found this place and now I get all the help I want....
Peg

Posted on: Sun, 08/12/2007 - 10:56am
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This is the first time since I have been a member that I feel that some moms are using this as their own private soapbox. What a turn off. So the diabetic child should not be fed in public so that the PA child may not be cross-contaminated. The nutritionist may argue that healthy snacks all day are far better for digestion that 3 regimented meals. I come on this website to hopefully hear about ways that I, as a PA mom for 8 years can learn or find comfort regarding food allergies. What a turn off to hear your ideas on society....this is probably the only forum that is forces to listen. By the way, have any children had a lethal reaction after leaving Target?

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