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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 10:56 am 

Joined: Fri Jan 13, 2006 3:29 pm
Posts: 218
Location: Ontario
I'm so excited! DH & I have just joined a gym again. We used to be members of a gym but they allowed food in their childminding room so we decided not to renew our membership with DD's severe food allergies.

A new gym opened up close to us and they have a no food policy in their childminding room! We did the tour last night and tried to leave DD in the room but she wanted to come with us. But before she decided not to stay I asked to leave her Epipen with them just incase which was fine. I also asked if the girl knew how to use one. No. Not surprisingly so I pulled out the trainer, did a demo and then had her try it.

Today my neighbour just stopped by. She goes to the same gym and was talking to one of the girls that works in the childminding room. Apparently they're going to post a sign letting parent's know that there is a child with severe food allergies and ask them to wash their children's hand before coming in and to do their best to avoid the quick stop to Tim Horton's on their way into the gym :D I think asking them not to eat her allergens is a bit much - I have to be realistic, but I do appreciate it! But I'm thrilled that they'll be asking the parent's to wash their kids hands before entering! Yay! And the girl who will be watching the my kids when I'm most likely to go used to watch a Peanut Allergic child so is familar with allergies and how to use an Epipen!

I'm so happy! WOO HOO

4ye old DD allergic to sesame, peanut, raw egg , and mulitple environmental & seasonal allergies

2 yr old DS -no known allergies!

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 1:03 pm 

Joined: Tue Nov 29, 2005 4:04 pm
Posts: 2044
Location: Gatineau, Quebec
That's awesome! Nice to see that such a place exists. :)


Karen, proud Mom of
- DS1 (12 yrs): allergic to cashews, pistachios, Brazil nuts, potatoes, some legumes, some fish, pumpkin seeds; OAS
- DS2 (1o yrs): ana. to dairy, eggs, peanuts; asthma

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 1:11 pm 

Joined: Sat Apr 01, 2006 1:02 am
Posts: 164
Location: Winnipeg
That's terrific, mygirlsyd! it's so nice to get these small victories, isn't it?


*Son, 5 years old: Asperger's, allergic to eggs, peanuts, and mustard seed (outgrew dairy and soy)
*Son, 23 months old
*Hubby: allergic to cats and trees (non-specified types)
*Self: allergic to penicillin

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 8:25 am 

Joined: Sun Mar 05, 2006 1:05 pm
Posts: 528
Location: Burlington, Ontario
That is fantastic. Good for you!

Perhaps you should print out a sheet explaining how to use the epi-pen and describing the signs of anaphylaxis to post in the daycare, ideally near where the epi-pen will be, in case there's a new person who comes in to look after the kids.

It's amazing that a little daycare like that gets it and some schools or teachers don't...

15 year old - asthmatic, allergic to cats, dogs, horses, waiting to be "officially" diagnosed for anaphylaxis
12 year old - asthmatic, allergic to tree pollen and mold, OAS
Husband - Allergic to amoxycillin
Self - Allergic to housework only

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 1:26 pm 

Joined: Fri Jan 06, 2006 8:22 pm
Posts: 154
Location: Georgia
How wonderful for your family! Congratulations!


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