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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 6:36 pm 

Joined: Tue Jan 10, 2006 9:25 pm
Posts: 256
Location: Thornhill
Just curious to hear others' perspectives

We are approaching the cusp of the weight recommendation to transition to Epis vs Jrs (weird little milestone, isn't it?).

Some days it seems imminent - as though if I skip a heartbeat, I should already have the yellow Epis. Other days it seems like maybe it was a good meal, wet hair and heavy shoes that brought us so close.

So - paranoid mom that I am - I actually want to have BOTH around
Still, I don't want to disrupt my DD's confidence in her epis OR worse yet, create confusion heaven forbid there is an emergency at school or some other time she is out of OUR care.

I am sure some of you have already passed this bridge and I would love to hear your advice on how you approached it (to help manage my tendency to over-think and over-analyse).

I'm feeling inclined to get a script, fill a few - have them in the house and maybe the school office while I wait for the appointment with our allergist

Please share :)

daughter: ana for egg, sesame, dairy, pistachio/cashew/hazelnut. on contact. allergic+ to soy protein isolate, environmental allergies (e.g. dogs, dust mites). asthma. eczema.
son: peanuts, tree-nuts, OAS, environmental allergies. asthma.

PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2013 8:29 am 
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Joined: Tue Mar 22, 2005 11:17 pm
Posts: 6616
Location: Ottawa
I say go ahead and get them filled! Treat it like the milestone that it is...your little one is growing up! :banana

Let her know that you have them ready to replace the old ones as soon as the Dr. says it's time. It's not like she's going to get smaller and preparing is part of the training that we give our children.

Congratulations on raising a healthy and thriving child on a restricted diet! It isn't an easy thing to do and many in our community are dealing with the weight gain issue so it really is a big deal!

:banana :happydance

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

PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2013 12:54 pm 

Joined: Thu Feb 26, 2009 12:05 am
Posts: 668
Location: AB, Canada
We are getting close to the weight too, as the current set expires (we keep about 15 current pens in rotation) I will replace them with the regular Epis.

DSs 12, 12, 14 all PA

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