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PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 7:20 pm 
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Wonder if he voted for the bill the other day!!

http://www.calgaryherald.com/health/Alb ... story.html


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 2:08 am 
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I hope he's ok.

http://www.assembly.ab.ca/ISYS/LADDAR_f ... 01_han.pdf



He spoke quite a lot at the leg. that night. He voted against. It's all here, except for the part about the "peanut gallery" . I am still disgusted by the behavior that night. There were mla's playing solitaire and shopping for furniture. And I help pay those wages as well.
You have to go to the end, it was the last thing discussed that day. Begin reading on page 467 near the bottom. Motion 504 or go to Alberta School Board Policies.... in this forum under Advocacy and Accommodations. The date this took place was March 15, 2010. Anapylaxis has been discussed a few times in the Alberta Legislature. It's all very interesting. I think it says a lot about how this government is run considering this concerns our children's safety & health & education and they can't seem to get it together.

Just my opinion.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 2:27 am 
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http://www.cbc.ca/canada/edmonton/story ... ction.html

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Zwozdesky says Danyluk didn't want to go to the hospital, but the paramedics were able to persuade him.


This man really needs to get educated about this, after he spoke in legislature in March, I seriously thought about calling him about the dangers of eating @ buffets when you have an allergy.

I wonder, being this was our first day in session, if it was video taped? :frightened

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dd-asthma (trigger - flu) anaphylactic to eggs, severe allergies to bugspray and penicilin,pulmicort
ds-Seasonal, cats and OAS
dh-allergy cats, bugspray and guava, outgrew egg allergy


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 6:18 am 
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Assembly Online Archives
House Proceedings

Note: Audio and video of House proceedings are archived and available following the end of each sitting day for the duration of the current Legislature. Audio and video of Assembly proceedings are available on CD in the Legislature Library. To borrow audio or video of proceedings, please call the reference desk at 780.427.2473.

Committee Proceedings

Note: Audio of committee proceedings is archived after each committee meeting and available for the duration of the current Legislature.

http://www.assembly.ab.ca/sessionnotes.htm

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 6:22 am 
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Rather than rub his nose in it (although at times like this that is tempting), this is an opportunty to extend the olive branch and offer support in the form of education.
I don't wish food allergies on anyone, it is a very scary moment when you realize that you can't control your body and it can react dangerously without warning to hidden triggers.
The only thing that helps is to empower through education.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 6:40 am 
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Letter of wishes for a speedy recovery sent to his constituency office at laclabiche.stpaul@assembly.ab.ca
Quote:
Honourable Ray Danyluk

I wish to extend my wishes for a speedy recovery from your illness yesterday. It was described by the media as a severe allergic reaction and I know how difficult that can be.

Since it sounded as if it was your first reaction, I would like to offer some gentle advice.
1. See a certified allergist-only a specialist such as this can truly discover what caused the reaction and predict how severe future reaction might be.
2. Get 2 auto injectors (Epipen/Twinject) learn how to use them, teach your family and keep them on you at all times.
3. Be kind to yourself, this is a stressful time. Know that it gets better but heading into holiday season, it will get worse before it gets better.
4. Only eat foods which you know to be safe. Cross contamination is very easy and small amounts (even traces) of allergen can cause a reaction.

For more information check out these websites:
http://www.allergysafecommunities.ca/pa ... p?catid=33
http://aaia.ca/
http://www.anaphylaxis.org/
http://www.allergicliving.com/

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:19 am 
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Great letter, Susan.

Fyi, it does sound like he knew about the allergy (but that doesn't lessen the letter).

In the Edmonton Journal:
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"I'm not sure it was something he ate. I think it may have been something he touched," said Health and Wellness Minister Gene Zwozdesky, who helped Danyluk down to an ambulance.


I note in the Globe that:
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Mr. Danyluk was given a dose of epinephrine while his colleague Gene Zwozdesky – the provincial Health Minister – called for help.


What about a letter from concerned citizens to say:

Dear Minister Zwozdesky,

We were glad to see that you were able to come swiftly to the aid of your colleague Minister Danyluk as he experienced a severe allergic reaction. Anaphylaxis is a serious and life-threatening condition that requires such extremely quick thinking.

Now that you've seen firsthand just how fast an anaphylactic reaction can overcome a person, perhaps you will now comprehend why parents of food allergic students are so concerned to have legislation to ensure their children will be properly protected at school.

When a middle-aged man can be felled by appears to have been a trace of peanut, perhaps you will now realize why we must have a law that mandates the province's schools to protect vulnerable allergic children. Such a law would lead to province-wide consistency in the reduction of risks of such accidental exposures and ensure that the adults around these students are fully trained for handling anaphylactic emergencies.

Need a final paragraph - Susan? Michele? e.g. include that the motion has recently failed, but why not take this recent incident as a sign that the gov't itself should lead this initiative. .. something about kids/schools/safety at the end.

We could collect names and addresses at editor@allergicliving.com Then put the letter on letterhead and send along? I could ask Ana Wiggar what she thinks. Thoughts??

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 1:49 pm 
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Great idea! Those in the legislative assembly got a first hand feel of how 5-6 year olds might feel if their classmate was suddenly stricken...can you imagine being the teacher and not knowing how to handle it?

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 6:15 pm 
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OK, do you want to suggest a final para?

Then we'll start to get the word out.

Michele, Alberta advocate extraordinaire, any thoughts?

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 8:34 pm 
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http://www.globaltvcalgary.com/money/Al ... story.html

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Someone at the meeting managed to find an EpiPen to treat the minister.




http://edmonton.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local ... montonHome

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"There was a bowl of pretzels and I just kinda snuck one," he said.



http://www.ottawacitizen.com/health/Pea ... story.html

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“I had taken a pretzel. Pretzels usually don’t have any peanut butter in them and I don’t really know what peanut butter tastes like because I have been allergic all my life to nuts,” he told reporters Tuesday.

“I’m normally very cautious. This was just a stupid thing on my part.”

Danyluk said he became ill during a morning caucus meeting. He felt a tingling in his mouth, his throat seized up and his body began to go into a kind of “panic” which included hyperventilating.

He credited Minister of Children and Youth Services Yvonne Fritz, who is a trained nurse, for helping to calm him down and breathe properly.


Sorry, can't help myself, good practice copy & pasteing.

I'm so glad he said he ate a pretzel - I was having nitemares of them showing up @ my house asking "just how far are you willing to go to prove your point - did you smear his desk...?"

Michele

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 9:18 pm 
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Gwen - thanks. The timing seems too good to pass up. I was looking at the order paper today and noted that nothing in it mentions anaphylaxis. I guess this was Hugh MacDonald putting this in the p.c.'s court, but they apparently have other mice to chase this session.

I'll be back.

On a side note, here's another coincidence-the one school trustee that really listened to me but unfortunately did not win a seat on this years board just happens to work for Alberta Infrastructure with Mr. Danyluk.

Really, it's like moons are colliding in my neighbourhood.
I'm so glad I am here with you all, it's so nice to have back-up after years of hearing "Michele, you're the only one that has concerns with this" as I was being walked to the door.


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dd-asthma (trigger - flu) anaphylactic to eggs, severe allergies to bugspray and penicilin,pulmicort
ds-Seasonal, cats and OAS
dh-allergy cats, bugspray and guava, outgrew egg allergy


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:19 pm 
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Michele, can you draft up a paragraph? I'm starting to get crazy busy with this weekends Halloween party (all the kids in Ottawa/Gatineau who have allergy issues). I'm afraid I don't have any brain cells left.
I agree the timing is right and we don't want to miss it.
You know the school issues and the arguments against it.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 11:32 am 
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March 15, 2010 motion 504 failed , policies are a patchwork, Allergy Anaphylaxis Informational Response (A.A.I.R.) wonderful idea from wonderful people, thanks, no good without implementation.

Share the education. People get handed a baby, no instruction manual, and then really need info when it's life threatening..... Schools are a community for learning-they are asking for engagement. We, as parents are led to believe that 1st aid is the norm and to find out the lack ..... in some schools........?????



Project work plan
With the view to developing an anaphylaxis policy advisory early in 2007, the steering committee proposes the following timeline:

Research issue and gather input
September/October, 2006

Circulate first draft of policy advisory to school boards
Late November, 2006

Present draft policy advisory to ASBA Board of Directors
February, 2007


Public input welcomed -- deadline October 31, 2006 please can we have a re-do and set an example for all of Canada???

Ask Ministers Horner and Lindsay what I said to convince them?

Min. of Zwoz was the Minister of Education when Mrs. Wiggers spoke face to face (date) then Ron Liepert and now Dave Hancock.

This isn't working!!!!! And we need to fast track this.. with some hard and fast rules regarding training, storage and identification....

Still thinking but these are some of my thoughts.
Not good at paragraphs--run on sentences.............
Michele

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ds-Seasonal, cats and OAS
dh-allergy cats, bugspray and guava, outgrew egg allergy


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:21 pm 
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http://www.edmontonsun.com/news/alberta ... 40136.html

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"All of a sudden the reaction was there."

The Tory described a "major tingling" in his mouth. Then he said it felt like his throat seized up.

Danyluk said Advanced Education Minister Doug Horner was sitting beside him.

"I made him aware of what was happening because I thought it might pass," he said. "But it didn't."

Danyluk described a situation where his "body starts to panic." He said he turned white and basically lost consciousness.



Michele

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dd-asthma (trigger - flu) anaphylactic to eggs, severe allergies to bugspray and penicilin,pulmicort
ds-Seasonal, cats and OAS
dh-allergy cats, bugspray and guava, outgrew egg allergy


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