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Posted on: Mon, 01/29/2007 - 2:38am
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Hello,
I have been reading the message boards for about a month now but thought I should finally introduce myself. We live outside Seattle and have two boys 3 1/2 years and 19 months that are allergic to peanuts and avoiding all nuts.

We found out that my oldest was PA when his cousins at Thanksgiving '06 gave him a rice crispy turkey they made that including a oreo cookie, candy corn . . . and reeses pieces that they failed to mention that his "might" have in it. No one on either side of the family has food allergies so it was rather shocking to hear - espeically when both boys were breast feed for 12 months.

Anyway. That is the past and I am now trying to deal with the present. I am thankful that I found PeanutAllergy.org but am a bit overwhelmed with how much time it takes to get up to speed.

BBCBMOM
CB 31/2 yrs (Peanut, chickpea, avoiding all nuts)
BB 19 months (Peanut & avoiding all nuts)

Posted on: Mon, 01/29/2007 - 4:01am
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Hi. I live in Bellevue. My son 3 PA is in preschool and my dh just spent a week calling local schools to find out thier policies. He has it in a Word doc and if you would like I can email it to you or fax it to you. We were happy to find out that the many of the schools are nut free. Bellevue has 15-25 epi pen required kids in each elementary school! We just found out last week and have been had a crash course in all of this!
I have found shopping at Trader Joe's to be a good option and Safeway also has a lot of their products labeled. If you want that school doc just let me know how to get it to you.

Posted on: Mon, 01/29/2007 - 4:36am
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Hi Sarah,
We are on MI and I haven't called the elementry schools to see what their policy is. I have been gathering the information about the 504 plans but to say the least I have been a wee bit overwhelmed with everything we need to do for the PA besides work and the other "fun" things that have happened in the past 6 weeks.
I would be very interested in seeing the compile your husband created on the Bellevue schools as something to compare to MI. Also it would be nice just to chat with someone local.
Not sure how to send you my email with out broadcasting it to the whole world. Anyone have a recommendation?

Posted on: Mon, 01/29/2007 - 5:19am
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Hi BBCBMom and Sarahb-
I am 'local' also, in Issaquah.
Another poster (Jana) is also in Seattle.
My DD 10yr old is PA and DD 5yr old is not.
Welcome to the boards!

Posted on: Mon, 01/29/2007 - 5:53am
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MI ?? I am too tired to think of what that means? he he....
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[This message has been edited by Sarahb (edited January 29, 2007).]

Posted on: Mon, 01/29/2007 - 5:55am
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ok....I know MI now....DUH!
Oh ...not sure if you are thinking about preschool but there is peanut free Montessori there. They were super knowledgable!

Posted on: Mon, 01/29/2007 - 6:07am
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Sorry, yes Mercer Island. The boys are at a BH in Kirkland that is P/TN free. Which Montessori on the Island is P/TN Free (Early World, MI Montessori, NW Montessori)? I have heard that the French American School is one of the few private schools that is P/TN free.

Posted on: Mon, 01/29/2007 - 9:08am
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Quote:Originally posted by kandomom:
[b]Hi BBCBMom and Sarahb-
I am 'local' also, in Issaquah.
Another poster (Jana) is also in Seattle.
My DD 10yr old is PA and DD 5yr old is not.
Welcome to the boards![/b]
Hey thanks...this is the best club I never wanted any part of! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]

Posted on: Tue, 01/30/2007 - 5:55am
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Hey - I live in WA too, but from the north end. I work in Bothell but live in Stanwood.
My 2 year old son is PA. We found out when he was about 12 months old. He is in a peanut-free / tree-nut free preschool, but it was very difficult to find one that TRULY was peanut-free. What a nightmare...
Nice to meet other "locals"!

Posted on: Tue, 01/30/2007 - 6:21am
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LOL!! It took me a while too.... too little sleep this weekend... I figured [i]Maybe she meant [b]B[/b]I... [/i] I mean, "I" can only mean one thing..... Have cousins on BI, other family in Sequim and Port Ludlow. Used to live in Anacortes myself. Ran through everything in the sound and the straight.... just couldn't think what "M" meant. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/rolleyes.gif[/img]
Then I looked again after a good night's sleep and went "DOH!!!!" [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Welcome!

Posted on: Wed, 01/31/2007 - 4:54am
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welcome!!!
There is so much to learn from these boards...and just knowing that you are not alone is a [i]really[/i] good feeling! I hope you find this board as interesting and helpful as we all have..

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