Hello! New school year has begun (here we go again!!)

Posted on: Mon, 08/17/2009 - 3:44am
ryleysmom's picture
Joined: 08/17/2009 - 10:34

Hello from Georgia!! I am Ryley's mom. Ryley is my youngest son, and he has just entered second grade. Ryley was diagnosed with food allergies the week before his third birthday, so we are out of the newbie stage, but not quite in the "comfortable with all this" stage. When he was diagnosed, Ryley was allergic to corn, soy, wheat, milk, eggs, and peanuts, along with every thing environmental they could test him for. We have since added buckwheat and pineapple, and out grown soy, corn, milk, and eggs. He is anaphylactic to peanuts and pineapple, moderately allergic to buckwheat, and mildly reactive to wheat.
Our school has been wonderful ever since Ryley started preschool, the teachers and staff going out of their way to help keep him safe. However, this year, we have a new teacher...and lucky for us(yeah right), it is a teacher who has never had to deal with this situation before and is terrified of the epi-pens. Needless to say, I am frustrated.
I was so thrilled to find this website, and I wonder why it took me so long. I look forward to getting to know y'all!

Posted on: Mon, 08/17/2009 - 7:47am
BestAllergySites's picture
Joined: 03/15/2009 - 21:46

Hi ryleysmom! Welcome-I'm glad you found the site!
Sorry to hear you'll have a new teacher that is a bit hesitant. Hopefully this will offer you a great opportunity to educate her!
Does your school do epi pen training for all staff? Do you have a health care plan, 504 plan, or any other medical plan that addresses your son's needs?
My allergic son just finished K-but we went through a lot with a school that just didn't quite get it yet. We are now in a great place after a lot of work and a lot of teaching.
Feel free to ask any questions, message, or email me and I'd be happy to help in any way I can!

Posted on: Mon, 08/24/2009 - 9:01am
Mrsdocrse's picture
Joined: 01/16/2007 - 09:00

Hi There!
My son is going into 3rd grade. every year it is a new challenge. We are fortunate that we havea school nurse full time and we are at a peanut free school. However, we still have to deal with people who insist on bring in food that is not safe... I am not sure about my sons teacher this year...

Posted on: Tue, 08/25/2009 - 1:58am
hbarnespersonalabs's picture
Joined: 08/24/2009 - 10:07

Does there seem to be a difference between private and public schools being peanut free? I know my nephew attends a private elementary school and they are strictly peanut free, but I did not know what the regulations were at the public schools? Thanks in advance.
Heather Barnes
Medical Information Officer

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