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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 10:56 am 

Joined: Fri Oct 10, 2008 9:40 pm
Posts: 2034
Location: ottawa
My girlfriend has been awesome with DS since he was an infant. She has always asked questions, been happy to learn,listen, believed! She never ever thought allergies would affect her personally.
Well unfortunately she has become a step/allergy mom to a 7 yr old with peanut allergy.

I've shared tips and product info, got her reading A.L. and eating Sunbutter. :lol: I've also shared my allergy stories good and she has her own story. This Easter was her first not great allergy mom incident. Attending a large gathering for Easter she took along non food Easter bags of goodies for all the kids (colouring books, skipping ropes etc.). Yet at the same table as this little girl my friend sees other kids (some cousins) eating Reece pn Easter treats. She went and told them to move, wash hands, faces and explained how dangerous that was. A family member told my girlfriend basically to back off , it was non of her business what the other kids were eating and this family member ALLOWED her boys to FINGER my girlfriend. :frightened

Not every experience is negative but I know the negative ones do tend to stick with us the longest.

DD 12 yrs -no allergies
4 yr old DS - asthma/eczema Anaphylactic to Peanuts, all tree nuts, sesame , all pea/lentil legumes, gelatin.
Allergic to trees, grass,ragweed, feathers, dander, mold and dust.
Outgrew eggs, fish, shellfish

PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 11:36 am 

Joined: Sun Nov 30, 2008 11:00 am
Posts: 1119
:scratchy :dungetit

Glad that your friend has you for support. Sounds like she will need it. What a lucky girl to have your friend as a step-mom. (way too many nasty step-mom memories in my life so I love to hear good ones!) Did the kids have any problem moving or was it just the adult?

Here was my favourite Easter comment - after going over the menu with my mother-in-law, we had to bring safe scalloped potatoes, rolls, pie and ice cream. When I called from the store to see if she cared whether we got white or whole wheat rolls she said "Well, I have some but you won't let me serve them." :banghead Right, silly me, offering to provide safe rolls for everyone so that my child didn't have to remember which was the safe basket. When she first told me where her rolls were from and I said that we NEVER, EVER eat from that store's bakery she was offended as it is her favourite store - and also the store whose product led to anaphylaxis, albeit my error :(

Sadly, my m-i-l is really wonderful but she is suffering memory loss so I have to re-educate her constantly. And then some more.

me: allergic to crustaceans plus environmental
teenager: allergic to hazelnuts, some other foods and environmental

PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 12:18 pm 

Joined: Mon Jul 05, 2010 11:37 am
Posts: 1526
Location: Alberta
walooet wrote:
Sadly, my m-i-l is really wonderful but she is suffering memory loss so I have to re-educate her constantly. And then some more.
:rofl My edit is my comment, cause I forgot to put it here before I hit submit. :rofl some more... :roll:

I have thought about this before....what about people that are suffering from memory loss and they have a life threatening allergy? Unforturnately, this will be an issue in the future....unless of course they come up with a cure.

Myself - Seasonal, cats
dd-asthma (trigger - flu) anaphylactic to eggs, severe allergies to bugspray and penicilin,pulmicort
ds-Seasonal, cats and OAS
dh-allergy cats, bugspray and guava, outgrew egg allergy

PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 2:59 pm 

Joined: Thu Mar 03, 2005 9:38 pm
Posts: 1643
Location: Toronto
It will depend on the vigilance of the family. Mil was diabetic. she could eat anything, but in moderation. when her alzheimer's progressed, she was no longer aware of the dietary restrictions she should have been following.

self: allergy to sesame seeds and peanuts
3 sons each with at least one of the following allergies: peniciilin, sulfa-based antibiotic, latex, insect bites/stings

PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 11:01 pm 
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Joined: Tue Mar 22, 2005 11:17 pm
Posts: 6616
Location: Ottawa
Your friend did the right thing and I suspect this mother is just too insensitive to care what happens to anyone beyond herself (well, maybe her sons). :roll:

Daughter: asthma, allergies to egg, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, most legumes (not soy and green beans) & penicillin. Developing hayfever type allergies.
Husband: no allergies
Me: Oral Allergy Syndrome, Allergic to Birch trees

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