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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2007 11:16 am 
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As part of this investigation, the Star unearthed the following hair-raising incident. Fortunately, Sabrina's Law has now been extended to daycare settings as well. (Not that this is a guarantee, but it certainly is a good step toward better compliance.)

Daycare nearly let daughter die, mother says

May 28, 2007
Dale Brazao
Robert Cribb
Staff Reporters

When Sylvia Miggiani walked into the Brampton daycare centre around noon on Jan. 20, 2004, she could hardly recognize her own daughter.

"Her eyes were puffy, her lips were swollen, her face, her neck were covered in hives and she was having trouble breathing," Miggiani said, recalling her 23-month-old daughter's near-fatal allergic reaction to a peanut butter sandwich she was given for lunch at the [*name deleted] Montessori School and Daycare.

"If it wasn't for what she was wearing and her hair, I wouldn't have known it was her."

Miggiani said she and her husband Neil have accepted that the life-threatening incident was an accident. The couple did not know beforehand that Erika, who could not yet talk, was allergic to peanuts.

What she can't accept is that the daycare operator did not call 911 at the first obvious sign of distress.

When Miggiani arrived at the daycare and found her daughter vomiting and passing out, she was shocked to learn no one had called an ambulance.

for rest of article, see: http://www.thestar.com/printArticle/218356

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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2007 12:41 pm 
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that is just plain scary!

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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2007 1:40 am 
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That is horrible!!...The woman actually took the phones into her office so no one could call for help.

That is criminal. No one should be feeding 23 month olds who have never eaten peanut butter, peanut butter for one thing.

Thank you for posting this, and will you please post anything esle about this that comes up...we should track this. It is TOO scary.


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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2007 10:26 am 
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Oh wow that is horrid.

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Wow, I am this close to hyperventilating about this article. What that woman did was criminal. To put the risk of losing your daycare licence before the life of a child is unspeakable. Why would you not call 911??

K.

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i was doing my cricklers (it's like online crossword puzzles it's great) and two of the answers came from a follow up article to this so i thought i'd post up the linky

http://www.thestar.com/News/article/218357

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