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PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2006 11:33 am 

Joined: Thu Aug 24, 2006 1:42 am
Posts: 222
Location: Victoria, British Columbia
Not sure if this should go under schools as well, but I wanted to share a letter my by-the-book principal sent out to my son's class regarding his allergy:

Dear Parents/Guardians:
Re: Ananaphylactic Child in Class
Just a reminder as Halloween approaches that there is a student in your child's class who has a severe life-threatening allergy to peanuts. Typically students bring in treats from Halloween at this time of year and many of these treats may not be peanut free. Please be cautious about the treats that your child does bring to school and help them choose peanut free treats for school consumption.
For your information, there are Halloween treats available which are peanut free. They can be identified by the peanut free label and can be found in many stores in our community.
Ensuring the well-being of all children in the school setting requires the cooperation of the entire school community and we thank you for your cooperation.
The Principal

I AM GETTING THE MESSAGE ACROSS TO THE PRINCIPAL!!! I was excited to see this letter (after a few days of sulking due to lack of progress in all of this) and, when I really read it, surprised that the principal did this on her own without my extra edits. I am also going to be putting a blurb in the parent newsletter about Halloween candy, so I hope to get the message out to the whole school, But I am going to be happy with this for now! :)


son anaphylactic to peanuts

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2006 1:51 pm 

Joined: Tue Sep 12, 2006 8:25 pm
Posts: 233
Location: Winnipeg
Yay :D ! Finally some progress! You must feel so encouraged. Good for you! And most importantly, good for your son!

1 son allergic to eggs, peanuts, green peas, chick peas, lentils and tomatoes
(avoiding tree nuts and most other legumes too)
1 son allergic to eggs, and has outgrown peanuts
Both with many environmental allergies, asthma and eczema

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2006 2:47 pm 

Joined: Mon Jun 19, 2006 11:58 pm
Posts: 275
Location: on my pc in cp
that's really good to hear that that was passed around!! now people can't blame anything on being uniformed. it could also lead to some more parents with non-allergic children to educate themselves on what it's liek to live with an allergic child

allergies - penicillin, benadryl, dust mites, enviornmental & chemical
conditions - dermatographism, eczema, well contorolled asthma
dietary - lactose intollerant, vegatarian

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2006 3:31 pm 

Joined: Sun Mar 05, 2006 1:05 pm
Posts: 528
Location: Burlington, Ontario
Yay!! It pays to be persistent and patient.

Make sure you mention to her what a great initiative that was so she knows you noticed and appreciated it, and this little positive reinforcement will keep things going.

Definitely a huge step in the right direction. :D

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: Wed Oct 18, 2006 3:55 pm 

Joined: Sat Apr 16, 2005 12:09 am
Posts: 1054
Your hard work is paying off! :)

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2006 6:50 pm 
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Joined: Tue Mar 22, 2005 11:17 pm
Posts: 6616
Location: Ottawa
Wow! It must feel great to know that your message is slowy sinking in. Be sure to thank her but keep up the momentum. :D :D :D

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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