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Posted on: Wed, 02/26/2003 - 11:39pm
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I wouldn't change one thing about my DD. She is the most amazing little person on earth. I'll admit that PA is scary but there are many things that are worse.

Posted on: Thu, 02/27/2003 - 2:59pm
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Mommabear, I highly respect parents of special needs kids. I know exactly what you go through every day, and I get those kids for only 5 hours and send 'em back home!
That post that you reposted orignially by KC mom just blew me away. Wow. So right.

Posted on: Fri, 02/28/2003 - 12:41am
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I'm thankful for your posts on this topic, too, MamaBear. You have been courageous to bring them up, and I have not been so. My Mariah (PA) struggles so with her LD and I appreciate your perspective.
Thank you.

Posted on: Fri, 02/28/2003 - 4:42am
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My sister had encephalitis when she was 18 months old and had a brain injury as a result.
When she was 5 (back in 1959), she was put in the Glenwood State School for the mentally retarded. This is 25 years before there were community based services for brain injuries or the mentally retarded in Iowa.
We often visited her. She was in the hospital one time there and I can't describe to you all the horrific physical deformities that I saw with infant children lying in cribs. One was infant size but looked like a 40 year old.
Plus I remember mentally retarded children sitting in chairs and rocking all day or continually hitting their heads against the wall. They couldn't control their bowels, couldn't feed themselves, couldn't communicate...
When my oldest daughter was born, there was a baby in the nursery with "water on the brain" that was not expected to live. My daughter was beautiful and healthy.
I would never trade my PA allergy...never.

Posted on: Tue, 03/11/2003 - 12:08pm
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what is wrong with you people? I am 23 years old and i am extremely allergic to peanuts. But there is no reason to ask would you want your kid to be retarded or whatever rather than being allergic to peanuts. Maybe some of you dont realize, but I, along with all of your children, are NORMAL. We may have to sacrifice certain things, but throwing out a kit kat is nowhere near losing your sight! Am I disabled? Just because I cant eat a peanut???? hell no. I can eat lots of other things. All I have to do is ask before I eat, and thats all you have to do too. I must ask mommabear to not post anything like this again. While peanut allergies are something to be reckoned with, we are all dealt a hand in life and must play our cards to the best of our abilities. We cannot let this rule every waking moment. If you dont trust the source, dont eat it. You or your children wont starve because of a nestles crunch, gummi bears, or a taco.

Posted on: Tue, 03/11/2003 - 12:20pm
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Quote:Originally posted by gwarboy:
[b]what is wrong with you people? I am 23 years old and i am extremely allergic to peanuts. But there is no reason to ask would you want your kid to be retarded or whatever rather than being allergic to peanuts. [/b]
This is just a hypothetical question. The point of the question is for us to realize that [i][b]peanut allergy is not that bad compared to what else is out there![/i][/b]. This question reminds us we are lucky to have PA rather than something worse.
Quote:Originally posted by gwarboy:
[b]I must ask mommabear to not post anything like this again. [/b]
There are no rules regarding what may be asked at this site. If anything racist/offensive/etc is posted, the moderator (Chris) will delete it. But what gives [i][b]you[/i][/b] the right to tell others what types of questions may be asked. The only person who has that right is the owner of this site (Chris) and he has said all questions are welcome.
Quote:Originally posted by gwarboy:
[b]You or your children wont starve because of a nestles crunch, gummi bears, or a taco.[/b]
I never read anyone at this site saying that their children would starve because they could not eat crunch, gummi bears, etc. In fact, it is the parents of children who do not have peanut allergies who are the ones who say that [i][b] their children will starve if their dear Johnny can't eat his peanut butter sandwich every day for lunch[/i][/b].
[This message has been edited by erik (edited March 11, 2003).]

Posted on: Tue, 03/11/2003 - 12:29pm
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erik,
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Posted on: Tue, 03/11/2003 - 12:32pm
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why do i ask this not to be asked again? well, regardless what the almighty moderator states is ok, this site should be aimed at information regarding avoiding accidents. everyone has their free speech here on the net, just like every moron can shout racist comments or cuss anyone out. THATS WHY. It isnt right to call someone whitey, nigger, chink, or anything like that, but I guess since the moderator said it was okay that makes it right.
secondly, last time I checked, jelly was around the same price as pb. sure, not as healthy, but I'd rather be fat than dead.

Posted on: Tue, 03/11/2003 - 12:49pm
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Quote:Originally posted by gwarboy:
[b]why do i ask this not to be asked again? well, regardless what the almighty moderator states is ok, this site should be aimed at information regarding avoiding accidents. [/b]
Chris (the moderator) [b]created[/b] and [b]paid[/b] for this site so [i][b]he[/i][/b] is the only one who will decide [b][i]who[/b][/i] this site is aimed at, [b][i]not [/b][/i]you
Quote:Originally posted by gwarboy:
[b]everyone has their free speech here on the net, just like every moron can shout racist comments or cuss anyone out. THATS WHY. It isnt right to call someone wxxxxx, nxxxxxx, cxxxxx, or anything like that, but I guess since the moderator said it was okay that makes it right. [/b]
Did you NOT read my posting. I wrote that the moderator would [i][b]remove anything offensive or racist that was posted[/i][/b]. He never said he said it was okay. What makes you assume he said that???? (And your language is inappropriate)
Quote:Originally posted by gwarboy:
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secondly, last time I checked, jelly was around the same price as pb. sure, not as healthy, but I'd rather be fat than dead.[/b]
What does this have to do with anything??????? And why would jelly make you fat? I think you have been putting too much cheap no-name merlot on your frozen waffles, and kids can not handle merlot.
[This message has been edited by erik (edited March 12, 2003).]

Posted on: Tue, 03/11/2003 - 12:55pm
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1 my point wasnt whether CHRIS said anything was okay. I was pointing out that just because ANY MODERATOR lives with something, doesnt make it ok
2. I dont have kids. I AM THE PEANUT ALLERGENIC PERSON IN THIS FAMILY. and you were the one who said that everyone was saying my kid will starve cause he cant eat pb sandwiches.
3. I am crying right now, becaue I am scared that chris will remove my post. really. I'm not joking. seriously. if you could provide an address, I will put my tears in a jar and mail them to you.

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