Introduction and sad story...

Posted on: Sun, 05/20/2001 - 3:11pm
tgab's picture
Joined: 06/24/2000 - 09:00

pHi all. I am not really new to this site, I have been here lots, but I have never posted before, even though I have read many of your very informative posts. You all have taught me a bunch and I would like to say a big THANK YOU! My 4 yo daughter is PA, she also has asthma and is allergic to dogs, cats, molds, and dust, but not severely like the peanuts. I don't think she is allergic to tree nuts, she has eaten almonds and walnuts without any problems, but I don't let her have them due to cross contamination. Does anyone know if it's safe for her to have raw almonds? She has eaten these many, many times and been fine, but I have stayed away from them recently. I don't think the raw ones should have much cross contamination issues, depending on where they are packaged. I need to check into that. She is turning 5 this summer and wants to go to Kindergarten so bad, but I am SCARED. I am still undecided whether or not I will let her go,as I haven't presented my plan to the school yet. Though they told me they had a couple of other PA kids and acted like it was no big deal on the phone (the secretary) so I am wondering if I will shock their shoes off of them or not. Wish me luck./p
pSo anyhow, just as I am going through all of this, a child dies on a school field trip. This is not in our town, but very close to where we are. After checking out the news articles I am in tears and very, very angry. COMPLETE negligence on the school's part. Here are the links to the stories if anyone is interested./p
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pSorry to have such a depressing first post. Nice to meet you all. I will try to post here and there from now on./p

Posted on: Sun, 05/20/2001 - 9:05pm
Chris PeanutAllergy Com's picture
Joined: 04/25/2001 - 09:00

Glad your posting. I have posted a few links to articles on this boy's death on the "School" and "Media" Discussion Boards. If you would like to call we can discuss "School and Peanut Allergy".
The number here (we are on eastern standard time) is (207) 766-5292.
Hope to hear from you (and anyone else who would like to discuss peanut allergy) soon.
We understand your feelings and concerns about school.
[This message has been edited by Chris PeanutAllergy Com (edited May 21, 2001).]

Posted on: Mon, 05/21/2001 - 12:51am
Beth's picture
Joined: 03/06/1999 - 09:00

Thank you for posting this. This is a devastating story. A tragedy of errors. It really hits home. My daughter went to Disney Saturday on a school trip (8th grade) Thank goodness she was safe. I really am too upset right now to say more.

Posted on: Mon, 05/21/2001 - 3:41am
kellyd's picture
Joined: 05/20/2001 - 09:00

Thanks for the info. I'm new to this food allergy stuff and I'm afraid my defenses have been minimizing the seriousness. Plus, articles such as this could be used as people deal with the school system to help them know the realities.

Posted on: Tue, 05/22/2001 - 12:34pm
tkiamly's picture
Joined: 05/22/2001 - 09:00

How horrifying! Even when we know this can happen it still makes you sick! I think it is important that this information has been shared with us-thank you!
tkiamly (tkiaml)

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