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1st of 504 Meetings

I meant to get Caleb’s 504 plan done last fall after school started; but with his younger brother getting his cancer diagnosis Caleb’s 504 plan hit the back burner! I had our first meeting with the school staff this morning, the guidance counselor, the assistant principal, the school nurse, and his current teacher.  I have to […]

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Liebster Awards

I had never heard of these, so imagine my surprise this morning to read of them, and to see that I had been nominated by someone whom I respect!! Thank you so very much Colette! http://www.learningtoeatallergyfree.com/ Liebster is a German word for “Good Friend” Each recipient is supposed to pass the award on to five of […]

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Dear Parents,

Dear Parents and Caregivers of Allergic Children, Yesterday a sweet 7-year-old first grader died. She had an allergic reaction from eating something with peanut. For some reason the school did not give her Benadryl, and even more strangely “At the beginning of this school year, the mother said she tried to give the clinical aid […]

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New Food Allergy Clinical Advisory to Pediatricians

  Our 2nd [new] allergist believes in doing food challenges, almost as a gold standard for diagnosing food allergies; but my concern is that unless a child is old enough to verbally communicate symptoms, how would itchy throat/mouth, numbness, nausea, diarrhea or many other un-noticeable symptoms be calculated? It also left me wondering about when […]

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I am NOT Strong!

My youngest son just turned 2 on September 3rd. On September 7th we got the phone call that confirmed he has cancer, a tumor on each kidney. Prior to him starting chemotherapy I wanted us to try to get a better handle on his food allergies and try to figure out what was going on. […]

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How Our School is Handling Food Allergies

Caleb started Kindergarten this year, which caused some anxiety for me.  I am very blessed that our school staff are very approachable and open to discussing my fears, and working to come up with a workable solution that fits everyone.  We have the normal steps being taken, such as the school nurse has a set […]

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Health update RE: Jacob-

I want you all to forgive me if I am not as involved with this or the website in the next few months- my youngest son was just diagnosed on Wednesday 9/7/11 with bilateral Kidney tumors- cancer- so I am putting on my shit-kickers, rolling up my sleeves, and gearing up to go to war! […]

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Our “New” Allergy Test Results

So, both my boys have had new allergy tests done over the past month, scratch tests and RAST tests. The results were surprising, overwhelming, and depressing.  I am trying to research the new allergens, and rethink all of the meals the boys currently eat. Learning to eat without Corn [and its numerous derivatives],  is proving to […]

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Flying the Un-Friendly Skies

Gina Clowes  of AllergyMoms website, http://allergymoms.com/index.php  is an allergy author and advocate. She recently was trying to fly with her two boys who have nut allergies. She spent $2200 on 4 tickets.  Then found out that American Airlines roast nuts in first class on flights.  Yes, with recirculated cabin air, on flights, no exit. I think […]

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Socially Awkward Moments

End of the school year, and the end of the T-Ball season is upon us here. My son’s T-Ball team won a pizza party for selling the most fund-raising raffle tickets; [mostly due to my husbands efforts]. But Caleb is allergic to Dairy and wont be able to have any. So I need to plan […]

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