I am excitied

Posted on: Wed, 05/26/2004 - 11:35pm
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With everything that was going on last week I forgot to post about this:

I sent in all MFA DS's paper work for kinder and I talked to the lady that took the papers. She was very nice and gave me papers for the DR to fill out about ds's meds(Epi and inhaler) and asked if I wanted DS to carry his Epi Pen. I told her I would have to think about that. I got all the paper work filled out by the DR and turned it in. So, last week I got a call from the school nurse. I was not home so she left a message. They want to know where I want DS's Epi Pens (classroom,office,or on his person). She said they would request a pa & tna free room, and send a letter home to parents and he would have his own table. Which is great bc he is contact allergic. But they want to talk to me to see how I want it done for everything, the letter, table, Epi Pens. They even requested 2 Epi Pens! Which I was planning on 3 but hey I thought that was great. I have not hit any problems with them so far. They have been great! They want to know how I want it and I think thats wonderful. They have all the papers for me to fill out on when to give the Epi and other meds. I plan to call her back today and will let you all know how it goes [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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Posted on: Wed, 05/26/2004 - 11:57pm
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This is excellent news!
This also sounds exactly like my story with ds attending Kindergarten in the Fall, too.
Glad to hear that more than 1 school is accommodating [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Thu, 05/27/2004 - 1:25am
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That does sound GREAT! I had to check out this thread; it is so out of my experience to feel excited about anything having to do with school personnel, these days.
The only thing that I found concerning in your post was the idea of your ds having his own table. Does he absolutely need this for his safety? (In other words, is he contact allergic to other foods besides peanuts and tree nuts which should not be in the classroom anyway?) I feel that our children should be able to be kept safe at school without being isolated. This was a big problem for my dd in first grade.
You know your ds and his needs best; but I just wanted to point this out.
Best of luck to you and your ds. I am so glad that you have such a responsive school to work with!!!
[img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] Miriam

Posted on: Thu, 05/27/2004 - 2:04am
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Great news! You must feel so relieved to know that they are willing to work with you, and in some cases exceeded your expectations.

Posted on: Thu, 05/27/2004 - 2:37am
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First I want to say thank you to the members of this site. I think I just did an impressive job with the nurse. I think I may have even impressed with my knowledge that I would not have had without this site [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
The nurse was very nice and helpful and wants to help anyway she can. She said they would request a pn - tn free room. I told her that I know the teachers give candy as treats sometimes. She said yes they do and they will have to have everything approved. I told her I would prefer to supply all treats for him in a rubbermaid box to stay at school for those special times. I told her it would cut down on confussion and less chances for an accident. She thought that was a great idea. I did mention the 504 and that I want to talk to the Principle. She said she will set up the meeting and she, I and the principle will meet and then set up the meeting for the 504. I think she may even try to help me get the teacher I requested. I told her about the shirts and pins we had made. She also thought that was a great idea. We will also discuss me staying on the first day of school. She will call me back with a time and date for our meeting.
California mom I know what you mean. I did not want him to be isolated either. So I played around with this idea for awhile. But there will be children allowed to sit with him that have pn and tn free lunches. He is contact reactive and there is the chance that someone could still bring it in and there are still may contains. He has many other allergies also fish, sea food, eggs, figs.....that I worry about also. The nurse told me they would put all of his allergies in the letter and ask that they not be brought in.
e-mom and CorinneM1 I am relieved [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] I was so scared things would get blown out and it did not. So I am happy. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] Glad to hear your school is supportive also emom [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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[This message has been edited by ALLERGYMOM (edited May 27, 2004).]

Posted on: Thu, 05/27/2004 - 9:24am
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[img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img] Glad to hear your good news. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]

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