How do you take these comments?

Posted on: Fri, 08/03/2007 - 10:15am
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Is it me, or do you find these comments flip and dismissive? Would this writer make jokes about other life threateing conditions or is it just anaphylaxis?

Gina
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Posted on: Fri, 08/03/2007 - 10:28am
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I was ready to be offended and post away...but I wasn't. I didn't think it was funny but it didn't bother me either.

Posted on: Fri, 08/03/2007 - 10:40am
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I think the comment right below yours had way more of a nasty tone then the writer. I did like he said hopefully the allergy-free peanut would make schools safer for those with allergies. My children for one would never eat a a-f peanut, but at least they could go to school without so much worry! But, like you said....it's waaaaaaay off, so why bother writing about it!!!
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Chanda(mother of 4)
Sidney-8 1/2(beef and chocolate, grasses, molds, weeds, guinea pig, hamster & asthma)
Jake-6 1/2(peanut, all tree nuts, seasame seeds, (avoiding all seeds&coconut)eggs, trees, grasses, weeds, molds, cats, dogs, guinea pig & eczema & asthma)
Carson-4 (milk, tree nuts(avoiding peanuts and seeds)soy, egg, beef and pork, cats, dog, guinea pig, hamster, grass, mold, dust mite and EE)
Savannah-1 1/2 (milk, beef and egg, dog(avoiding peanuts, tree nuts, strawberries, sesame seeds, green beans, peas and corn)

Posted on: Fri, 08/03/2007 - 1:00pm
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I think she was using humor to try to increase awareness. I agree it wasn't exactly laugh out loud hilarious, but it wasn't offensive to me. I think your response to her seemed harsh and maybe you could have taken into account the overall purpose and message of what she wrote. She was trying to point out the seriousness of peanut allergy and expressing support for new developments to improve our lives. It just seems that since she is on "our team" so to speak, you could have gone a little easier on her.

Posted on: Fri, 08/03/2007 - 3:35pm
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I was upset by the comments becuase they were so narrow in focus. It doesn't say anything about the real situation most PA and parents of FA face. I'm a parent, I don't care if my kids ever taste peanut. I care that tiny bits you couldn't even taste might make it into their supposedly peanut free food. I care that it is dangerous for me to take my child the places that serve peanuts - you all know the drill. Misses the point entirely and spreads mis-information that in my opinion could be dangerous in that it leads others to think this is way less of a big deal than it really is.
Nichele
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Posted on: Fri, 08/03/2007 - 3:49pm
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I posted this in response:
I would like to say that as a parent of a food allergic child I am surprised you passed on such a great opportunity to educate others. As we know avoidance and education is the key until there is a cure. I don't mind the comedy if there is enough information backing it up that the person who may not have an intimate knowledge of food allergies still leaves the conversastion with a better understanding of food allergies not a worse one. If you had also pointed out that this is a break through that has the potential to change the lives of FA in ways most with out food allergies would never imagine. Then I think it would be beneficial. Pretending that I know nothing about food allergies your comments make me think oh they are wasting their time - the food allergic wont' want this anyway. Knowing what I do it is huge if I didn't have to worry about a pan not being cleaned properly or other cross contamination issues that would be amazing. I don't care if my kid ever tastes peanut I care if he lives. But they do say that all press even bad is a good thing and for every thing bringing more light on this I am thankful.

Posted on: Fri, 08/03/2007 - 9:31pm
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Actually I have such a great doctor that I don't get offended by anything anymore. He told me right from the start that NOBODY will ever love your child like you so therefore they will not be interested in protecting him like you.
I was well prepared for the ignorance of others.
One thing he taught me was this "if someone is careless remind them once. If they put him in harmsway twice remind them of the fact you will have them arrested". You have warned them he is allergic the next thing is to press charges. It really works I did this once at school and never had a problem after that. I actually took the troopers into the office and had a huge meeting about the rules that apply for my son.
Never had an issue after that day. YES you may loose a friend but you still get to keep your baby safe. There is no friend when raising a child somedays.
Good luck CLaire

Posted on: Sat, 08/04/2007 - 2:31am
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Thanks for the feedback.
I still think that joking about anaphylaxis (ie having one's face blown up like a blowfish) is inappropriate in that forum.
This is a parenting magazine. I cant imagine making fun of the symptoms of any other life threatening condition.
And in our case, we are already dealing with denial and ignorance of those who dont understand that food allergies can be life-threatening.
I need to stop reading those blogs!
Take care,
Gina
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