Peanut butter at the hospital...

Posted on: Thu, 08/14/2003 - 11:37am
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Posted on: Thu, 08/14/2003 - 1:39pm
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What a scary thought!!!!
I highly doubt that there will be anyone knowledgeable about pa at the hospital making sure no one has a reaction.
UGH!! I can only hope that the parents are right next to them, protecting them.
What a mess this blackout is causing.

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Posted on: Fri, 08/15/2003 - 1:20am
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In my experience, hospitals are very good about food allergies and special diets--they have to be, for obvious reasons! If volunteers were making PBJ sandwiches for the kids in the hospital, I'm sure they were doing it in conjunction with each room's food orders so that any kids with allergies to any of the ingredients wouldn't get the sandwiches, and that kids on liquid or soft food diets also wouldn't get them.
Sarah

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Posted on: Fri, 08/15/2003 - 4:25am
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Well, I know that when my Dad was hospitalized, and placed on a low salt diet, his meals came every time with a packet of salt, which he used!
This was under normal operating conditions. I mentioned it to the staff every time I was there, and they would shrug it off. Honestly, he uses half a salt shaker each meal to this day, and what he was getting was waaaayyy less than *his* daily intake, and the diet had little to do with what put him in the hospital. He had alot of retained fluid from receiving blood products(like 16 units).
In a stress situation, I highly doubt they would be aware of food allergies. This was a "good" hospital, too. becca

Posted on: Fri, 08/15/2003 - 7:52am
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I had to have *all* my food brought into the hospital (actually, two different hospitals and both are considered *good* places to be) last year when I had surgery (twice).
They couldn't handle my food allergies at *all*. They might have been able to handle just peanut, but they certainly couldn't handle soy and vegetarianism (they could handle ovo-lacto vegetarianism, but not veg + soy allergy). The second one couldn't handle my latex allergy (regarding food) because latex is so prevalent in their kitchen.
It's pathetic, really.
ygg

Posted on: Fri, 08/15/2003 - 11:43am
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After having my c-section I was supposed to be on a liquid diet for 2 days. However, when I received my dinner (this would have been my second meal) it was, in fact, a full dinner: chicken, veggies, bread, soup, jello, etc. I was soooooo hungry but I was being good and listened to dr.'s orders and asked for a liquid meal.
My first meal ended up being split between my 2 older boys as they were visiting me.

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