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Posted on: Mon, 05/07/2001 - 8:47am
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Welcome Dianne!
The cell phone is a really great idea - I can't count the times my kid's school nurse has had to reach me when I have been out of the house!
In addition to having a meeting with your son's school, have a written plan which includes his name, all allergies, any meds he takes, emergency numbers and symptons to look out for. Also have a plan of action like, "If hives appear, give Benadryl and call mother immediately. If trouble breathing, administer Epipen, call 911 (the emergency # in most of the US)) and mother immediately."
Be VERY specific - you can't count on people to think clearly under stress. Also, have his color picture prominently on his action plan in case there is a substitute teacher.
Good luck to you - I know how scared you are now. I freak out at the beginning of every year, but we haven't had an accident at school in 2 years. Doesn't stop me from worrying though! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]
Amy

Posted on: Fri, 05/11/2001 - 8:07pm
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Hello Going Nuts, Thankyou for your reply. I had a bad day on Thursday. I took a magazine from allergy awareness association into my son's school for them to photo copy a page about how to use the epipen. His teacher is very understanding and she photo copied several copies and then she told the head of the juniors and she turned on me saying that everything that I'm getting off the net is a load of rubbish. She had me in tears, not to mention very embarassed as there were other teachers, parents and children there too. My husband was not impressed when I told him and he rang the school pricipal and said that he didn't like his wife being upset like that. He was really good about it all and even asked questions about Sheldon's PA. His teacher rang me lastnight, she is so understanding about this and I know I can rely on her as she has even said that if I need to talk that I can ring her at home. I couldn't ask for a better teacher. Her husband also works at the school and has taught both my daugters so I hope that Sheldon gets him too as he progess's through school. I'm so glad that I can talk to you other PA parents on these bb as you all know what it's like to have PA child and some times you can feel like everyone thinks your an alien. I feel better on this here Saturday night as I am having a couple of bottles of wine to celebrate mothers day tomorrow. I think I deserve it. Cheers to all you other PA mothers out there. Take care all and have a wonderful mothers day. Dianne.

Posted on: Fri, 05/11/2001 - 8:10pm
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OOPS I hope it is mothers day over there this time of year.

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