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Posted on: Sun, 03/02/2003 - 12:04am
synthia's picture
Joined: 10/05/2002 - 09:00

Thank you Mommabear
I understand. I will ck into it further.
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Posted on: Sun, 03/02/2003 - 5:25am
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Joined: 12/29/2002 - 09:00

There are many kids in this world who will only eat PB at school. They might eat other foods at home but they only take PB to school. Unfortunately PB has gotten tied up in the "All American" apple pie kind of food.
I think these kids have a right to their peanut butter. And they have that right without having to provide literature WHY they will only eat PB. These are kids. They don't know WHY they do anything. Most of us parents don't know why our kids do what they do either.
What we do know is that PB might someday kill one of our kids and we strive to teach them that in a way that they can still sleep at night.
If there is ONE holdout in the class or school then as parents we have to teach our kids how to stay away from that one holdout and how to keep themselves safe in a questionable environment.
Coming from me I understand that this is a pretty strong statement and some might not agree with me.

Posted on: Sun, 03/02/2003 - 5:49am
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Joined: 10/05/2002 - 09:00

I understand that.
The issue is I have a 3 1/2 yo that has a communcation problem and speech,and dev. delayed.
I have been working with her but,she still does not understand that peanuts can make her sick.
I feel that having to deal will one pb lover is easyer then 24.
As she gets older and thur her delays Iwiil feel better about her understanding to stay
away. It is me,myself,and I are the ones to keep her alive.
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Posted on: Sun, 03/02/2003 - 9:18am
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Joined: 12/29/2002 - 09:00

You are 100% correct Synthia. If I had read the whole thread I would have known that. I apologize. You have your work cut out for you and it seems you are doing a wonderful job.

Posted on: Sun, 03/02/2003 - 11:49am
synthia's picture
Joined: 10/05/2002 - 09:00

No apologie needed
I hope I was not to strong.
Would not want to upset any of my PA family
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Posted on: Thu, 03/06/2003 - 1:50am
synthia's picture
Joined: 10/05/2002 - 09:00

Hello everyone
OK here it goes.
DH and myself visited the classroom today
We were very happy with what we saw,A note to myself CK PANTS,and Animal cookies.
DH and Principal and myself watched the video
very good.It stated everything I've been saying.
We need to get her IHCP in place.
They seem to still have Benadryl Epi-pen problem.
The dist.Doc spoke to Little v doc I and the school still do not have the call in writing.
On the Food Allergy Action Plan For little v
It states If ingestion is suspected and/or symptoms are MAJOR-LIFE THREATENING give EPI-PEN JR IMMEDIATELY! There shoud be no ?
on that. Iam still trying to figure out what
they have a ? about.
The teacher and Principal have been trained for use of Epi-pen,I will have a signature form for them to sign as to when and who was and by who.
They have not hired the Pra-Proff. and trained her/him .I also am going to, and have asked that the Pra-Proff. be trained for CPR as well.
One of the moms I speak with at the school tells me that in speaking with the other mothers,There are a lot of unhappy parents at the school.I'll get back with you on that.
All in all I think we are moving along
Got to go for now wiil post more later.
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Posted on: Thu, 03/06/2003 - 3:43am
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Joined: 09/23/2002 - 09:00

you posted:
"It states If ingestion is suspected and/or symptoms are MAJOR-LIFE THREATENING give EPI-PEN JR IMMEDIATELY! There shoud be no ?
on that. I am still trying to figure out what
they have a ? about."
Not commenting one way or another here, but merely pointing out a thought i had. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]
Could the problem they are encountering be that determining interpreting symptoms to be actually fitting the description of " MAJOR-LIFE THREATENING" per description given may be somewhat subjective in nature? An opinion of sorts? What looks like respiratory distress, for example, to a layperson, for example, might differ from individual to individual, possibly. Are individual symptoms clearly defined? Would a person be able to give a description of, for example, respiratory distress?

Posted on: Fri, 03/14/2003 - 11:07am
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Joined: 10/05/2002 - 09:00

OK Iam back
Got the next meeting date set for April 9.
The list of people to attend are
Vice Principal
ESE worker
2 Prek Teachers
Dist.504 Person
Area 504 Person
School 504 Person
2 school nurses
and a nurses asst.
Food service
Data processor who knows CPR
and the Manger of ESE
My DH and I and Little v,s Advocate
I have a list of ?.
911 Plan I to have address.
I am still working on the sud teacher folder.
Need to address the special party area.
I have a safe snack list.
The par-pro still need to be hired and trained.
I have the EPINEPHRINE COMPETENCY SKILL CHECK LIST signature form for all thoses that have been trained
I want to be notified of all reactions.
The new letter we want to be sent outis as follows
Dear parents,
This letter is to inform you that a student in your childs classroom has a SEVER (LIFE THREATENING) PEANUT/NUT ALLERGY. Strict avoidance of peanut/nut products is the only way to prevent a life threatening allergic reaction.We are asking your assistance in providing the student with a safe learning environment.
If exposed to peanuts/nuts the students may develop a life-threatening allergic reaction
that requires emergency medical treatment.The
greatest potential for exposure at school is to peanut products and nut products.To reduce the risk of exposure,Please do not send any peanut or nut containing produts for your child to eat during snack or lunch in the classroom.Any exposure to peanuts or nuts through contact or ingestion can cause a sever reaction.
If your child has eaten peanut or nut prior to coming to school,please be sure your child's hands have been thoroughly washed prior to entering the school.
Even the slightest trace or order of peanuts,peanut oil,or peanut products could possible cause this child to have a sever allergic reaction,anaphylactic shock and possible even DEATH.
To avoid the possibility of an allergic reaction,we ask that you PLEASE not send any peanuts or peanut products(including but not limited to: peanut butter,granola,cookies crackers or snacks containing nuts of any kind) with your child to school as snacks or lunches.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause,but the consequences could be devastating to the child with allergies.
We appreciate your support of these procedures.Please complete and return this form so that we are certain every family has received this information.If you have any questions,please contact me.
Signature of Principal/Teacher/Nurse
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
I have read and understand the classroom procedures.I agree to do my partin keeping the classroom as peanut and nut free as possible.
Child's name:_______________________________
Parent's Signature:________________________
I just know Iam forgeting something.
OK let me no what you think
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[This message has been edited by synthia (edited March 14, 2003).]

Posted on: Fri, 03/14/2003 - 11:51am
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Joined: 12/06/2001 - 09:00

Have you checked out [url="http://www.allergysupport.org?"]www.allergysupport.org?[/url]
If you haven't, you must.

Posted on: Mon, 04/07/2003 - 8:57am
synthia's picture
Joined: 10/05/2002 - 09:00

God give me strength.


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