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Posted on: Sun, 07/23/2006 - 1:17am
Corvallis Mom's picture
Joined: 05/22/2001 - 09:00

(First you might want to move your post into the "living with PA forum,"
(you'll get more responses if you do)
1. Does your 10 yo have any special formal plan in place in the school environment? Things like an IEP or 504 which are in place exclusively for the FA would be helpful in establishing the severity of impairment to your attorney, I would think.
2. Ask your doctor what the outcome is if you forget (even once) any of the following:
a. epipens
b. to read the label on a favorite product for the 100th time
c. to work out protective measures with the school
All I can think of right now.
Be sure to get him to describe how rapid and lethal HE thinks your children's PA is.
I am very sorry for your family as you go through this. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img]

Posted on: Sun, 07/23/2006 - 1:39am
drmom's picture
Joined: 07/23/2006 - 09:00

Thank you for taking the time to respond to my question. We do have a 504 in place, you bring up a good point. It is a legally recognized disability. Also, thank you for the questions; they are direct and right to the point. I'm new to this...how do I change boards. My question was assigned to this one. I prefer to be on a more active site! Thanks, Kim
[This message has been edited by drmom (edited July 23, 2006).]

Posted on: Fri, 02/09/2007 - 12:16am
LB-PhD's picture
Joined: 02/09/2007 - 09:00

I think you have to push hard with the attorney. I am a clinical psychologist and I do custody evaluations with divorced families - I am also a mother of a severly allergic son (peanuts & eggs). It is a critical custody issue and this must be prioritized in court! Good luck

Posted on: Fri, 02/09/2007 - 3:02am
drmom's picture
Joined: 07/23/2006 - 09:00

Thank you for taking the time to reply to my posting. Well, our trial has come and gone since my inital question. Unfortunally, the judge chose not to acknowledge our son's "legally recognized disability" and ruled "his health condition has stabilized"??? Despite factual information obtained through a deposition, RAST test results that are off the charts and two medical professional (Allergist)opinions.
Therefore, there are no accomodations, references or acknowledgement of outstanding childrearing cost associated with either of our sons who have severe food allergies/asthma and severe excezma.
However, there is hope, as I plan to continue my fight through an appeal. Hopefully the next court will acknowledge the severity, unique lifstyle and cost associated with Anaphylaxsis and Asthma.
Additionally, the judge did not assess the father (a Major Airline Pilot and Lt. Col in the Air National Guard who sees his children 4 weekend days a month) any financial childcare obligation! We all know the challenges of Anaphylaxsis and childcare! Amazing!


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