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Posted on: Sat, 08/09/2008 - 9:16am
Mrsdocrse's picture
Joined: 01/16/2007 - 09:00

Hi There...
I would keep a "safe snack" bag. I would pack his lunches as well. I am sure that it is difficult to have to make that choice. Does your MIL understand the seriousness of the allergy? I would also pack handi wipes to wipe tables off ect.
Will they have peanuts inthe house while you are there?
I hope it works for you

Posted on: Sun, 08/10/2008 - 12:06pm
Amanda's picture
Joined: 04/18/2008 - 19:43

I think they understand he has an allergy, and not to give him nuts or peanut butter, etc. but she can't read labels that well. They are not one to just eat plain nuts around the house (unlike my hubby's cousin.. grrr), anyways, what I mostly seeing is the issue is her assuming something is safe, and not realizing the shared lines of stuff, etc.
I will do the lunches, and stuff that is safe for him. I will get him some stuff before I start working again over there (all depends on if I get a transfer or not as to how soon I'll be working).
trust me, this move is NOT something I want to do, but I have absolutely no choice in the matter, especially if I want to be able to see my son (very long explaination rather not get into it)
maybe it might not be that bad, and I can teach her how to be very cautious, as at the rate it's going we're gonna be there at least a year, maybe 2.

Posted on: Sun, 08/10/2008 - 7:07pm
williamsmummy's picture
Joined: 03/26/2002 - 09:00

do they know how to use an epi pen?
are they familier with the signs and symptoms of an allergic reaction?
could they cope in an emergency?

Posted on: Sun, 08/10/2008 - 10:18pm
Amanda's picture
Joined: 04/18/2008 - 19:43

Originally Posted By: williamsmummydo they know how to use an epi pen?
are they familier with the signs and symptoms of an allergic reaction?
could they cope in an emergency?
I've showed her how to use it before. I honestly don't know if she will recognize signs
and I honestly don't know if she would know what to do in an emergancy.. I have an emergancy plan made out (the type for when a child is at school), and I'll leave that with her.

Posted on: Mon, 08/11/2008 - 3:32am
Skywalker's picture
Joined: 06/12/2008 - 16:10

I wish you more than luck. I wish your situation changes quickly so you don't need to be putting your child at such risk for long. Your inlaws lifestyles sound very risky for a severe PA/TN allergic child.
And if your FIL can't be told about how to shop because he has a serious flaw in his personality or whatever -- he should not be buying food for your child.


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