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April 9th, 2012, 11:43 PM
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Easter sucked big time. My cousins had a baptism party on Easter and asked for us to come down. I asked if I need to bring milk free food for Jamie and they told me they had the food covered. I get there and the made Lasagna. I looked and the only milk free think they had was salad. I told them I would be back with Jamie's food and ehre is there exact words, " Why don't we just pull out the noodles for her?" I told them the milk has melted into everything so she can't have it. So I run to my house and get her hot dogs and her chips. When It came time for dessert they came and asked me if they could give her a little bit of ice cream because they didn't want her to be left out. I told them no. So they are a little ticked. Well I smooth it over with them and got them to see a few moments of her smiling was not worth the several hours of pain she would have later. So I start putting her food away and I hear Jamie screaming, so I go into one of the bedrooms and Jamie apparently burned her hand on the lightbulb of a lamp that had been left on the whole time we are there. So today she has a huge blister on her middle finger and I have decided we are not going back to their house for a long time.
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April 11th, 2012, 09:00 AM
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I am so sorry!!! My Ex-Dh's family still doesn't get it.. They try to give him hamburgers...and he is allergic to beef. They try to give him rice dishes...he is allergic to rice. They try to give him chicken noodle soup. "We can just pull out the noodles." Um...no. He is allergic to chicken and carrots and due to his liberal bland diet he also can't have broth of any sort...so no. My side of the family finally just gets that they can't feed him. His side is slowly getting that I will just bring his food so they have quit trying...which is fine with me. And we have one house that is so not child friendly that we finally quit going there alltogether. It is a very pushy family member (Danny's great gramma on my ex-dh's side) and threatened to sue for partial custody if I didn't let her see Danny more. I doubt she would have a leg to stand on but she has enough money to make my life a living he** so I figured I would let my mom take him to church with her once per month (which occasionally gets forgotten about) but it seems to keep GGM happy enough... Ugh... He never goes on food days though because she is the absolute worst about food... She is the one that tries to give him "just a little" because "it can't possibly hurt him." "My kids ate everything growing up and they are just fine." >: ( Can you get any more ridiculous??? Sorry... I kinda hijacked here but basically...yah... I think we all deal with this... (((HUGS)))
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April 12th, 2012, 10:14 AM
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I was trying to avoid the hours of her saying her belly hurts and the diarrhea and got to deal with several hours of her screaming her hand hurts. There was no winning that day. They have it in their heads there must be some magic pill that will keep her from having an reaction.
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April 13th, 2012, 04:52 PM
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That just royally stinks... I hope her hand gets to feeling better soon!
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April 30th, 2012, 12:01 PM
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I feel your pain. My husbands family doesn't get it either. My daughter also has a dairy allergy, and my niece tried to give her a chocolate bar
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April 30th, 2012, 08:15 PM
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That's awful. I hate it when people decide to ignore the health of your child and just do whatever they want. It's just ridiculous that even family has a hard time remembering such simple things.
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Remembering isn't as bad as refusing to accept it or lacking the ability to understand it. :/ Remembering can eventually be accomplished...
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