Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Do you have a babysitter plan?

Kids with Food allergies posted this great babysitter plan that I would like to use when we have a sitter. We haven't trusted anyone to babysit Nathan, but now that is is getting older I think we are ready to try a neighborhood girl. Guide: Food Allergy Babysitter and Drop off Form

Food Allergy Babysitter and Drop-Off Child Care Form

Free! Download, print and use this form created for you by a collaborative effort of Kids With Food Allergies Foundation and, written by Michael Pistiner, MD, MMSc, edited by John Lee, MD. 

Guide to review key food allergy management principles and to inform other caretakers about your child's specific food allergies. Handy reference for playdates, birthday parties, and other drop-off situations.

"Created to help teach friends, family, babysitters and others responsible for the care of children with food allergies."

Quick Print Form
Quick Print (can choose black/white)
Full Color Form
Full Color (can laminate and display)

Dr. Seuss Week at School

It is Dr. Seuss week at school (if my child goes to school, he has been sick) and I thought these CAT in the HAT treats would be fun to make and eat. The best part is they can be made allergy free. I would use the KinniTOOS cookies, allergy safe white frosting and some red round gummy candies.

Found these on Pinterest

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Van's Natural Foods $1.00 off Coupon

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Friday, February 24, 2012

Allergy Related Death

It breaks my heart to read there has been another allergy related death.

Amaya Seraton an 8yr girl old from Maryland., she was in third grade.
You can read more here. 

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

The Wiggles New Allergy Song.

Thank You Dove Chocolates

I like to see companies that recognize food allergies. Dove Chocolates is one of them. They are processing chocolates in a peanut free/tree nut free facility. This means people with nut allergies have another choice for chocolates. We still have to steer clear because of milk allergies but this is great news for nut allergies. Read more here.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentines Party at School

Nathan brought home his Valentines today and we went through them and took out all the stuff he can't have (Tootsie Rolls and Kit Kat) but at the bottom I found a bag of Peanut MMs. Seriously, Peanut MMs in a Peanut Free class room?? I am so mad right now, not sure how I want to handle it. I know his teacher will be defensive and claim she can't everything.

Monday, February 13, 2012

School Called: Nathan's Tongue is Itchy

I was sitting at my desk at work and my phone rings and it is the school and as usual I get that sick feeling. It was the nurse calling to tell me that Nathan is in the health room because his tongue itches. She said that he only ate some of HIS marshmallows at snack time. Do you want to talk to him? I said sure. Nathan tells me that his tongue itches and he doesn't know why. I said to him "Do you want the pink medicine (Benadryl)?" he said "Yes". I told him to put the nurse back on the phone. I then asked her to give him some Benadryl and let me know how he does." She says "ok." Luckily this wasn't a severe allergy attack.

After I got off the phone I wondered what could have made his tongue itch, was his faking to get out of something? Could a child sitting next to him be full of pet hair? I called back a 1/2 hour later and they said he was fine.

Around 2:30pm the nurse calls again to tell me that Nathan is back in the health room because his stomach hurts. She said it was the second time he was there complaining of a tummy ache and she checked his temperature and it was fine. My husband went to pick him up and they went to eat. Nathan was fine.

When I got home Nathan was still fine and said his tummy didn't hurt. He also said that this is what happened:  I woke up and I felt fine, I went to school and felt fine, I touched milk at snack time and my tongue got itchy so I went to the nurse.Then I felt fine. Then my tummy hurt and then I felt fine, then my tummy hurt and then I was fine the rest of the day." I asked him why he didn't tell the teacher or the nurse that he touched milk? He said he was scared. I told him that if it happens again he needs to tell the teacher immediately and to wash his hands.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Grey's Anatomy - Peanut Allergy

I just watched Grey's Anatomy on DVR, it originally aired last night. I cried through most of episode because there was a little girl with a peanut allergy that hit close to home.

Watch the episode here.