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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 4:10 am 

Joined: Mon Jul 05, 2010 11:37 am
Posts: 1526
Location: Alberta ... ?e=3204236

Oh, dear. I'm not sure, but I think this may be in Alberta.

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: Fri Jul 08, 2011 11:55 am 

Joined: Wed Jun 22, 2011 4:26 pm
Posts: 506
Yes, Hanna is in Alberta. And it's such a sad story. I know how much companion animals help the elderly on many levels: socially, mentally, and even physically - it's huge. Some seniors facilities allow pets and others do not, but I think it's unfair to the residents to suddenly change the rules. Perhaps there is more to the story that we don't know? Was the facility animal-free when the employee worked there before? Is the employee ana to pets or just gets the sniffles? Why would she work in a facility that allowed pets if she was allergic to them in the first place? (Akin to someone with nut allergies working at a ball park that has peanut shells everywhere?) So many questions... not enough information to make an informed opinion.

anaphylaxis to tree nuts, peanuts, and potato; asthmatic, dairy intolerant, vegan
other family members allergic to to dairy, egg, peanut, peach, banana, sesame, environmentals

PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 12:07 pm 
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Joined: Mon Feb 07, 2005 6:39 pm
Posts: 2987
Location: Toronto
Hmm, agree not enough info and great points about companion animals.

I agree with the person when she says:
There has to be another way to manage this "work place hazard."

But I seriously part company with her calling this "ridiculous". Some people with moderate/severe asthma will get flare-ups around cats. Maybe could try keeping kitty in one area of the building. There might be a way other than outright ban.

I just hate when these issues instantly turn nasty and accusatory - that no doubt takes a toll on the older folks, too. A little civility - like you guys show - could go a longgg way.

Allergic to soy, peanut, shellfish, penicillin

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