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seeit2 posted:
Today is DD's first day of school. It took 90 minutes for Lily to end up in the nurse's office with a milk reaction. Just a contact reaction - her eye was swollen shut and her face was full of hives. They followed the health plan and gave her Benedryl and monitored a bit then sent her back to class. The nurse called and sounded apologetic but to be honest, once I found out she was safe, I just laughed and told her "happy first day of school". Apparently they toured the cafeteria this morning and frankly that's all it might take with my girl. So now they know, huh?
Esmerelda Supercalifragilistic (40) DD (5) DS (1)  Just eat it, will ya
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ryanandleigh responded:
Wow - exciting first day. I hope she is doing okay now...and at least they know how severe her allergy is. Will she be eating in the cafeteria?
Leigh, Jacen (6), Alexa (3)
 
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sarahdear responded:
Wow, glad she is OK and it was just a minor issue.In a way, since it was resolved at school, it almost seems like a good thing to happen first day (if it's going to happen at all) -- it gives everyone a tangible idea of just exactly how sensitive she is and what type of reaction happens after minor exposure, maybe they will be more mindful and take the issue seriously.
Sarah 31, DH 37, George 5, Danielle 3
 
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Mainemommy replied to sarahdear's response:
Oh Good Lord at least they handled it in school. I had to buy yet another thing of eye drops for DD to take to school if she gets animal dander in her eye it swells shut.
Ds used to be that sensitive if DD spilled milk he got hives better now. At least you know they have been broken in
Steph 37 DH 42 DD 9 Asthma eczema and allergies DS 5 Eczema and milk allergy Backwards in High Heels
 
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Haylen_WebMD_Staff responded:
I'm so sorry you had that on DAY ONE!!! Jeeze........So glad everything is OK - and you get a big ole high five for staying calm!
 
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baby1at35 replied to Haylen_WebMD_Staff's response:
OH no! I am sorry that happened on the first day. Sounds like they handled it well and now are fully aware of what her allergy is about.
Me (41) 2 busy boys 5yrs and 5 yrs for 2 months! 10 mos apart Oh My !
 
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iocasta responded:
Oh my goodness. I'm glad you are taking it in stride. I don't know if I could. But yeah, I guess it was a good way to put them at the level of caution that is required. Other than that I hope Lilly had a wonderful first day of school.
 
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cinder44 responded:
Oh no! I'm glad they handled it well & hope the rest of her day went better!!
Me, DH, DD(4), DS(4)
 
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Stephensmom1214 responded:
Oh, my! Other than that, did she have a good day?

I'm giggling at your reaction, though. I guess that's all you can do sometimes, though, huh? I'm glad it wasn't more serious!

Also, I guess this shows that the school custodian needs to clean a little better after breakfast? Yikes!
Patty, Erik, and Stephen (12/14/06)
 
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seeit2 replied to Stephensmom1214's response:
Yeah no kidding!

She was fine, and when she got home and told me about all the exciting things she did that day she did not even mention the reaction. Which is how it should be - a minor blip and then we move on. We have really worked to make it such a non-event in her life.
Esmerelda Supercalifragilistic (40) DD (5) DS (1) Just eat it, will ya


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