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Posted on: Thu, 07/08/2004 - 12:12am
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We're going to an out-of-state wedding this weekend without the kids. We'll be about 2 hours away. I'm leaving them with a new babysitter who seems very responsible, but I'm still nervous since it will take me 2 hours to get home...

She's agreed to not eat any foods in front of ds that he's allergic to, wash hands etc. I prepared and reviewed an emergency action plan with her. She asked good questions.

I'm leaving her with 2 friend's phone numbers in case something should happen and she needs help until I can get home. And of course, she'll have all our contact information.

Have I missed anything? I'm starting to get that nervous stomach and it's only Thursday...

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Meg, mom to:
Matt 2 yrs. PA,MA,EA
Sean 2 yrs. NKA

Posted on: Thu, 07/08/2004 - 1:05am
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Have you checked that she knows how to use an epi-pen?
Have a good time on the weekend. How long will you be away?

Posted on: Thu, 07/08/2004 - 3:56am
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One thing I have that helps are the ingredient careds I purchased thru FAN. Of course we know the ingredients to watch out for, or at least we think we do, but the cards help others out alot. My MIL was very thankful I brought them to her on our trip to see her because she had ds for the weekend and it gave her some extra comfort.
You'll be fine, AND you'll have a great time!

Posted on: Thu, 07/08/2004 - 10:41pm
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AM: I showed her how to work the epi-pen. Her dad's a doctor and her mom's a nurse, she seemed pretty calm about the whole thing. We're going to be gone from early morning till around 9 that night.
I have no problem leaving her with my kids if I'm local, it's the 2 hours from home thing that's bugging me...
MomtoMitchell: Great idea about the cards for family.
I wouldn't be comfortable having a sitter read labels and make decisions what foods are safe. I usually leave a list of foods to give to Matt with brand names etc. and she doesn't stray from that list.
His "safe" foods are in a separate part of the kitchen, and I usually leave the non-perishables out on the counter so she doesn't have to search for them. Talk about anal!! oh well...
Thanks guys! I'm hoping to dance my heart out and not drive my babysitter nuts by calling every 10 minutes LOL!
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Meg, mom to:
Matt 2 yrs. PA,MA,EA
Sean 2 yrs. NKA

Posted on: Fri, 07/09/2004 - 12:10am
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Have fun! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]

Posted on: Tue, 07/13/2004 - 3:26am
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Our day away at the wedding went off without a hitch! We had a blast, and I only called the babysitter twice (not too bad right?!)
When we got home, the kids just kind of looked up, with these expressions that said "oh how nice of you to come home" and then back to the Wiggles tape LOL!
It's very relieving to know we can safely go away to events like this.
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Meg, mom to:
Matt 2 yrs. PA,MA,EA
Sean 2 yrs. NKA

Posted on: Tue, 07/13/2004 - 8:06am
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Glad to hear you had a good time - and all went well. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]

Posted on: Fri, 08/08/2008 - 1:35am
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Amanda, You must have a very good reason for having to move back to a place where you don't feel your child is safe. With the economy the way it is, more and more of us will have to compromise like this.
I would suggest going through the cabinets and removing anything unsafe. Then whether your m-i-l can read labels won't be an issue. Make it your job to do the grocery shopping or at least go with her when she shops. Getting snacks ready for outings is great. How does she take him places if she can't drive?
Ethel

Posted on: Fri, 08/08/2008 - 2:12am
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I agree with GeGe and say do some grocery shopping for them and clear them out of unsafe items and keep everything stocked with foods that are ok to eat. If nothing else I would at least create a safe shelf in the pantry and in the fridge.
I'm sorry you are having to go through all this. Is there anyway to bring your MIL with you to the allergist and maybe have the allergist stress to her how important things are? Sometimes people tend to listen more if it is coming from a dr.

Posted on: Fri, 08/08/2008 - 5:37am
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my mil doesn't do the shopping, my fil does. We will have some of our own groceries as well once we get on our feet there.
She can take our son by cab to the local metro station to many places.
And there is no way in h*ll that I will be able to tell my fil any stuff.. you never tell him something like that.
anyways..
yeah things do happen that become beyond our own circumstances.

Posted on: Fri, 08/08/2008 - 5:43am
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I would just pack him a lunch each day including snacks that he could either eat at home or on the road in a lunch box/bag with cute cartoon character on it it that your child loves. Tell your inlaws that he loves to eat from this even when he is at home.
My ds with PA loves to eat out of a lunch bag/box. It is a treat for him as much as it gives me piece of mind. It makes him feel like a big boy :-)

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