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Subject: Im so mad right now
The daycare people gave E Nilla wafers today.



He's ANA to milk and they were told not to feed him anything except what is in his lunch pail.



When we walked in to pick him up today from daycare I noticed his face was swollen and pink. (his face looked really fat) and his voice sounded weird so I thought he had been crying... until I noticed the empty napkin in front of where he was sitting and all the other kids eating cookies...



I asked if he had some and the worker was like "yea he ate a lot, he can have more"

"Do those have milk in them???"



"Oh, I dont know.. does he want more"



Umm yea they have milk in them and its on the box "contains milk, wheat, soy and egg"



Gave him benedryl and took him to the ER. but all they had to say was "That was a dangerous mistake, I'm sorry.."



They could have killed him! luckily his reaction wasnt severe enough and we got there right when he finished his cookies but the lady didnt even notice he was having a reaction.. im so angry thinking about if he had been given something like cheese crackers and had a full blown anaphylactic reaction she might not have even noticed until it was too late to do anything.




And any advice would be appreciated....

 

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i know i would talk to the director of the facility and let them know my feelings, but i would also have a alternative packed for him, possibly the daycare could store for him...so that when other kids are enjoying a snack like that your little one can enjoy a snack as well and not feel left out.

but the head of the place needs to know the seriousness of the situation with his allergies.

 

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He had crackers in his lunch pail.

It is plastered all over the damned room that he has a life threatening allergy. I actually specifically told this teacher the first day that milk could KILL him and that he wasnt to eat school provided meals and we were packing all his food



edit: just checked his lunch box... there was a bag of animal cookies in there that he can eat. there really isnt any excuse for them giving him cookies

 

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then i would release the hounds on them!

 

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tell them what happened, present them the bill for the er visit they caused by not following your directions and find another daycare?

 

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Talk to the director of the daycare about it and if you don't get any satisfaction, move your child to a different daycare. Also, you should ask your doctor about an epi-pen and make sure the school has one just in case. My nephew is severely allergic to all nuts and when he was very young, another kid touched him with peanut butter on his hands. If they hadn't had the epi-pen, my nephew could very well have died.

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Thanks guys.

The school has an epi-pen. I am most concerned about the fact that she didnt notice that he was having a reaction.

I'm going in tomorrow to talk to the director and I am also making a poster that says that he is NOT allowed to have anything that doesnt have his name on it, and also listing everything that they need to look for on labels (whey, butter, milk, etc..) in case someone does get a bug up their ass and decide to go against the dont feed the kid food we don't provide rule.


*sigh*


As sad as it is he's safer there tomorrow than he was yesterday now that they have had the crap scared out of them

 

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I would be pissed too

 

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People that don't have allergies (or don't have a friend/family member with them) don't stop to think, "Hey, I should check the contents of what I'm feeding this kid."

I myself am allergic to mushrooms (as well as molds, etc).

I get dirty looks from people if I ask if there's mushrooms in the food (one of the MANY reasons I don't eat out often) or what they used to make their sauce (gravy), or if I move my food around on my plate (looking for mushrooms).

My mother in law has slipped up and used a wok blend in my food, but I noticed the mushrooms right away and didn't eat them.

Put the fear of God into the daycare, IMO.

 

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I have that problem with my son. He is allergic to peanuts, and I've had to get more than one teacher in trouble for letting him have whatever other parents bring to school. Sure there is a Twin-ject (Epi-pen with 2 injections) but thats besides the point. NOBODY should give a child any thing they MAY be allergic to, unless its a doctor.

I'd seriously make them pay for all of your son's medical bills and I'm sorry, but I'd get the person that was so oblivious of his allergy and his reaction to his allergy fired. May be harsh, but thats how *I* feel. I'm sorry, you don't take my child's life in your hands that way and expect to have no consequences.

Whatever you do, good luck and please keep us updated.

 

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Glad he's ok now. I'd be super pissed because it's negligence on their part and these days schools and daycares have no excuse at all for not understanding allergies and how serious they can be. I'd probably have to send my wife to deal with that situation because I can't imagine myself staying polite enough to accomplish anything.

Hopefully you get some reasonable satisfaction for the incident and yours and other kids will be safer as a result.
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My sister has the peanut allergy and now it's severe enough that her using the epi-pen gives just enough time for her to get to the ER. Scary stuff. I have a bunch of allergies, including the nut one but I've never had a severe or quick reaction. I almost never eat out and it has been years since I got exposed to peanuts. A little paranoia goes a long way. (I have other digestive issues now that make it rather pointless to eat out even stuff I trust. =/)

 

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I'm with Poppy on this. That employee obviously wasn't trained, or if she was, she wasn't trained well.

 

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Holy crap I would be absolutely livid. Especially at the reaction of the worker, like "oh well no biggie". I'd probably be demanding they be fired on the spot.

I can understand a mistake. We're all human, mistakes happen. Although, for something that serious it's also my mindset that they better damn well not make a PREVENTABLE mistake like that!

Hell, I've been avoiding sugar the last couple weeks...in everything possible. Now that I've started looking at labels it's omgamazing at the things that have sugar in them that you'd never think they would. And that's just because I want to stay away from it for a while. You can bet I'd be super checking every single label if it was allergy involved.

My daughter was in a class with a kid with peanut allergies, and all the parents were informed of it. We weren't asked to not send our kids with PB&J sandwiches or anything but I made sure I never did. I thought that was the considerate and RIGHT thing to do...no reason some other mother's child should risk death so my daughter can eat something at school that I can make for her some other time.

Yeah I'd be talking to the director of that care center, no doubt.

 

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Man if my kid couldn't eat PB&J for lunch he'd go hungry, serisouly

 

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They'd be paying my medical bills, and I *might* give them another chance - depending on how much I liked and trusted the facility and the caregivers before this incident. That's crap, putting it mildly. You don't screw around with my children's lives like that.

 

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how did this turn out?

 

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They are paying all his medical bills from it.

I am making a poster for the classroom with his picture and his allergies.

They are strictly forbidden from giving him ANY food that I have not provided. I dont care if it is an ****ing banana.
I have brought in various E safe snacks and they are keeping them in a basket in the cupboard so when they give the other kids snacks they can kind of match what he is getting to what they are getting.


Corporate understands why I am so pissed and actually sent two of the high ups to a meeting I was having with the director (scared I was going to sue them perhaps?) and every single teacher at that school has to re-take the whole allergy anaphylaxis training they do.

They are getting a designated Epi Pen area because I just found out none of the teachers knew where the damned thing was. (I will be asking them where it is on random days when i drop him off and taking the training pen in with me to make sure they know how to use it)

They are re-writing they policy dealing with allergies to ensure that E and other kids with allergies are protected, I'm going to review it and offer improvements where I see things that could be added changed...

They are now enforcing their no peanut policy.

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They banned Nilla Wafers from the whole school (sorry but that one made me laugh)


 

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lol, well I'm glad it worked out in your favor and you didn't have to change schools.

Your lil guy is probably safer there now since there *was* an incident anyway. Messed up that it happened, but maybe for the best?

 

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Princess_Bri posted:
And any advice would be appreciated....


Don't let him eat McDonald's Fries, they have some sort of milk in their coating.
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