Nathan has been asking about a dog lately, but I know he has a dog allergy. I am not sure if hypoallergenic dogs are better for him or not. When our neighbor got a new dog (a poodle) I thought it would be a good time to see if he is still allergic.
He loved playing with the dog and I saw so much joy in Nathan's face that I never saw before. He really liked playing with the dog. He asked if we could get one but after we got home he started to get itchy on his back. I looked and he had some hives (pictured in upper right corner). I gave him some Benadryl and a shower.
Today we went to all allergist and they did a scratch test on Nathan's back and one of the allergens they tested for was dog and he got a big welt (pictured in the lower right corner).
No dogs or any furry pet for us in the near feature....we are sad.
Nathan joined a local basketball league in town. During the games the players wear sweat wristbands that are passed from player to player - team to team - all game day long. They are different colors so the players know who they are guarding on the other team. They are washed once a week, which made me very concerned.
Here is why: If a child is wearing one and he recently ate peanut butter for breakfast or a Reese Peanut Butter Cup from the concession stand, and then they wipe on the wristband and then my son (who is very allergic to Peanuts) wears this same sweat wristband, that is not good. Not to mention is a child has a cold or something and wipes their dripping nose and then my child wears the band....ick.
So I took it upon myself to make some with Nathan's name on them. I just used some iron on printable paper and they turned out great. Luckily, we have a great coach who is very good about making sure Nathan is wearing HIS own wristband
Nathan had a Valentines party at school on Friday, he decorated a shoe box and sent Valentines to school. This year I allowed him to send Ring Pops.
I don't usually allow him to send candy for Valentines, in the past we have done
bounce balls, Legos, etc.
At school they had a party
with treats, they had yogurt, fruit,
cake pops and sugar cookies.
Then the kids could eat something from their valentine box. Nathan ate a cake pop that I
made at home and sent to school. I sent a sugar cookie but he doesn't like them. He doesn't like
fruit and he can't have yogurt because of his dairy allergy so he just ate the cake pop I sent. The teacher told him that he couldn't eat a piece of candy from his Valentine box until I looked at it. It is good that she said that but then my child is sitting there watching kids in his class eat a treat: Fun Dips, Skittles, Lollipops, etc. I didn't know they would be able to eat candy on top of all the sugar they ate already. If I did, I would have sent some "safe" candy with him.
When Nathan came home with his box, I was shocked and suspicious because there was not a single piece of chocolate in his box, hard to believe. Then this weekend I talked to another mom and she asked me if Nathan came home with a Reese Peanut Butter cup? I said "NO, and there shouldn't be because the classroom is Peanut Free." She said, that is what she thought but her son came home with one. They are in the same class!! So the teacher took that out of Nathan's box!! Good, but this makes me wonder.....How much Peanut stuff is in the classroom that they are hiding from me??
I talked to friends that have kids in school in other states and they don't allow candy treats. Are Valentines with candy allowed at your child's school?