Just an encouraging note

Posted on: Fri, 08/12/2005 - 8:32am
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I haven't posted or read the boards here in a long time. But, with school starting up again, I thought about this site.

My angel has grown up tremendously since we started dealing with her allergy. She will be 7 next month and is self-policing herself. I am SO proud of her.

We have not had any hive reactions in over 3 years now. Anaphylactic shock was only once when she was 3 years old. Her RAST number is still high. She will always be allergic to peanuts. Last reaction was hives from me having some peanuts at work and coming home and kissing her. Needless to say... haven't done that again.

I have had nothing but an AWESOME and GREAT experience with Em's school. This is the most amazing public school to work with. The teachers in other grades know that Emily will be coming later and have already made changes.

The other peanut Mom's and I have decided to not ask for a peanut free school. BUT, the classrooms stay free, the kids all wash hands if they have peanut butter or any other peanut product, Em and the other peanut kids have their own table. We have kids telling their parents to make them safe lunches so they can sit with Emily and the other kidlets.

The non allergic kid's and their parents are absolutely wonderful. Emily gets asked to birthday parties all the time. The parents know that I will bring her a cupcake, if they have a cake from a bakery.

It is amazing to see how different I am now than a few years ago. I am so calm, cool and collected. I am still vigilant about Emily's allergy. But I don't wake up with the night sweats about it anymore.

I hope that my story can be an encouragement to some of the other parents out there.

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