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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2007 10:13 pm 
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So... my DD was home from school on Friday since my DH and I had the day off. the JK teacher called and asked if we could come in to pick up gifts so I made the special trip out (lucky girl!). Anyway, there is a kid who has been with my DD since the "infant room". They KNOW our allergy situation, have been in our home and to 3 of our Bday parties. Wow am I glad I popped in without DD. This family had given my DD one of those plastic candy canes filled with MILK CHOCOLATE candies!!!! and believe it or not the label said "CONTAINS TRACE SESAME AND EGG"!!!!!!!!! It isn't that they didn't notice, there was a tag attached with the To/From and on the back it said something like "we know it isn't suitable but ran out at the last minute...". C'mon. So, instead of excluding a kid (or buying a $1.00 pkg of stickers) they put this IN HER CUBBY not knowing that we'd kept her home. I'm sick. I'm mad. and sadly I know it is far from the last time...
Feeling a bit (ok a lot) mental....

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daughter: ana for egg, sesame, dairy, pistachio/cashew/hazelnut. on contact. allergic+ to soy protein isolate, environmental allergies (e.g. dogs, dust mites). asthma. eczema.
son: peanuts, tree-nuts, OAS, environmental allergies. asthma.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2007 11:29 pm 
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This is all the more reason to stick to the rule "Don't eat anything that Mommy or Daddy hasn't OK'd.".
Lately it seems that people are all about geting that feel good vibe from giving even if it is at a risk to the gift recipient. What ever happened to the the thought that counts?
Will you speak to the family or let it go?

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Daughter: asthma, allergies to egg, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, most legumes (not soy) & penicillin. Developing hayfever type allergies.
Husband: no allergies
Me: allergies to some tree that flowers in May
Cat: allergic to beef, pork and lamb


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2007 12:30 am 
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Location: saskatchewan, canada
oops

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DD age 9 1/2 -peanuts, nuts,
DD age 7 1/2 - milk, eggs, chicken, peanuts, treenuts, cats, dogs,
DS age 2 1/2
Husband- asthma, eggs, treenuts, fish, shellfish environmental
Self - penicillan, eurithromiacin, mild laytex allergy.


Last edited by saskmommyof3 on Sun Dec 23, 2007 12:36 am, edited 1 time in total.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2007 12:31 am 
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a tag attached with the To/From and on the back it said something like "we know it isn't suitable but ran out at the last minute...". C'mon. So, instead of excluding a kid (or buying a $1.00 pkg of stickers) they put this IN HER CUBBY not knowing that we'd kept her home.


So you know the item can kill her, but you were in a hurry...so lets give it to the child anyways, and have it be HER responsibility not to endanger her life with it! Well isn't that nice :roll: . Merry Christmas :roll: . Looks like somebody deserves a lump of coal.

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DD age 9 1/2 -peanuts, nuts,
DD age 7 1/2 - milk, eggs, chicken, peanuts, treenuts, cats, dogs,
DS age 2 1/2
Husband- asthma, eggs, treenuts, fish, shellfish environmental
Self - penicillan, eurithromiacin, mild laytex allergy.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2007 1:50 am 
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Oh goodness... that just fries my bacon. :shock:

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Karen in Ohio mom of 7
Allergic to tons and tons of food as well as perfumes, scented air sprays and cleaners. Hubby to Fish, ds #2 Shellfish, youngest to Eggplant, potato, Caesin, Raw Tomato & spinach.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2007 10:02 am 
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Maybe we need to market some thank you cards.
You know, something along the lines of:
"Thank you for your thoughtful gift.
It means a lot to me that you took the time to find the perfect gift to rub nose on the fact that I have deadly allergies. The fact that you are getting this card indicates that I am aware of just how inconciderate, obtuse you are when it comes to my allergies and I checked before eating it.
In the future, please concider giving to charity on my behalf."

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Daughter: asthma, allergies to egg, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, most legumes (not soy) & penicillin. Developing hayfever type allergies.
Husband: no allergies
Me: allergies to some tree that flowers in May
Cat: allergic to beef, pork and lamb


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2007 3:10 pm 
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I would be upset too, renie. I think it must be so hurtful to the allergic child. They must get a message that they can't even trust their friends. Good thing she stayed home.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2007 7:16 pm 
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Maybe we need to market some thank you cards.


I was thinking "Thank you for the gift you knew could kill me (my child). It shows what a kind and considerate person you really are."

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DD age 9 1/2 -peanuts, nuts,
DD age 7 1/2 - milk, eggs, chicken, peanuts, treenuts, cats, dogs,
DS age 2 1/2
Husband- asthma, eggs, treenuts, fish, shellfish environmental
Self - penicillan, eurithromiacin, mild laytex allergy.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2007 8:15 pm 
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Really I can't thank you guys enough.... as always I was having moments of "is this for real?" and "is it only me? am I really that crazy?"...

Susan and saskmommyof2 - you made me LOL, although it is sad to think that there actually MAY be a market for such cards...

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daughter: ana for egg, sesame, dairy, pistachio/cashew/hazelnut. on contact. allergic+ to soy protein isolate, environmental allergies (e.g. dogs, dust mites). asthma. eczema.
son: peanuts, tree-nuts, OAS, environmental allergies. asthma.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2007 11:36 pm 
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I am absolutely horrified! :shock:

I like the card idea, and I thought of some that I'd found on Etsy awhile ago. Like this one...

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=6538323

Or how about saying it simply...

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=8538098

If ever a situation warranted one of these cards, this is it. Sheesh!

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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: Sun Dec 23, 2007 11:47 pm 
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Location: Oakville, Ontario
We have also had this happen many times with our son (and our daughter)... it is quite frightening (for those dealing with food allergies). Our only defense has been to teach (and repeat and repeat and repeat again) the important message that ONLY food given to our son by mommy or daddy is safe. Do NOT eat anything from anyone else without first asking. And, unfortunately, Renie, you're right... this is going to happen again. I feel very sad in saying this, but, unfortunately, it is true. We must be hyper-vigilant when it comes to this... it is the only way to keep our children safe.

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15 yr old daughter: no health issues
12 yr old son: allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, fish, sesame, sunflower, mustard, poppy seeds, green peas, some fruits, instructed to avoid all other legumes (except soy & green beans), pollen, cats, horses


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2007 12:31 am 
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that's horrible, and really sad. and scary too, as i've said in many, many posts i don't know how you do it.

being in a creative mood here's my two cents on the card;

thank you for your thoughtful gift,
i wasn't aware that Self Centred was the new spirt of giving!
(picture of some fashionista clubbing santa, rudolph, frosty or whoever)

in that spirt stay out of my hospital room!

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


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2007 11:36 am 
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Wow - that's really horrible.
I'd almost want to put it back in the kids cubby that gave it to you with a note saying - Thank you, but as you know we don't allow DD's allergens in our house.

And I LOVE Etsy! And have ordered cards from Carol Lee Designs before. LOL They're awesome. I bet she'd take custom orders for something like that...

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4ye old DD allergic to sesame, peanut, raw egg , and mulitple environmental & seasonal allergies

2 yr old DS -no known allergies!


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