Instead of posting another marathon post tonight, I'm thinking I'll just pick a day here and there to be an allergy day and pull out some of the unanswered questions then. They are all worth discussing!
Incidentally if you have a pressing question that you really want answered, don't be afraid to email me and I can get back to you pretty quickly (despite what my email track record might suggest).
Things that I hope to cover in the future:
- what we think/do about other nuts (tree nuts) and seeds
- our experience with other people "getting it" and cooperating (or not) with our requests
- theories on avoidance vs. early exposure to highly allergenic foods
- research being done and current hopes for treatment of food allergies
I'm also really encouraged by those of you who say you've learned something here. I don't ever think the world will (or should) be nut free, but I do hope we can help each other be more sensitive to the special needs of all our kids and find some small ways to make the world just a little bit safer.
By the way, guess what they found under the seats when they were detailing our new (old) van...
How glad am I that we didn't let Harper get in to take a look before having it cleaned?