Reneca’s Menu plus Nut Allergy Information

We had a huge scare yesterday.  Kiara is allergic to peanuts and tree nuts.  She was at a relatives house and a young girl unknowingly gave her cashews.  There were no signs until we got home.  Duan pulled her out of her car seat and her eyes were almost swollen shut.  Of course, we made a frantic call back to see what she had ingested. It was cashews but we don’t know how much she ate.  We’ve had a rough night.  At about 1am she came into our room and threw up in the bed.  Needless to say, it took me about an hour to get everything cleaned up, Kiara, the bed and the sheets.  All the while DJ was screaming.  Sounds like fun, doesn’t it?! 

I’m not into the blame game, as it does nothing to solve the problem.  It just lets me of how important it is for us to keep reminding people who watch her about her allergies.  We are lucky she hasn’t gone into anaphylatic shock but this is by far the worst reaction she has had.  This morning one of her eyes is still puffy. 

So here are some links for information if you or someone in your family have or think you have a food allergy. 
The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network
Kids Health
Allergic Child
Keep Kids Healthy
An artical about allergic reactions of cashews

*It is emparative if your child has an allergy that those around them know what to do, and most importantly do not introduce them to the allergy causing substance.*

On a different note, here is what the Ruffs will be enjoying these. (Nut free of course!)

Breakfast

Monday: Cereal, yogurt, and bananas
Tuesday: Broccoli and turkey omletes
Wednesday: Apple pancakes
Thursday: Breakfast biscuit pizzas
Friday: breakfast burritos (egg and bacon)
Saturday: Daddy’s famous french toast
Sunday:  Oatmeal, berries

Lunch

Monday: Spinach quesidillas
Tuesday: Spanish rice and tortillias
Wednesday:
Thursday: buttered noodles, with broccoli
Friday: Chicken salad sandwiches
Saturday: corn dogs, veggie sticks and dip
Sunday: 

Dinner

Monday: Breakfast for dinner, Peach crepes with yogurt, over medium eggs
Tuesday:Veteable Pot Pies
Wednesday:Chicken parmesan
Thursday: LO buffet
Friday:Fondue night… (it was such a big hit last week!)
Saturday: Shrimp fried rice, Veggie egg rolls
Sunday:Chicken noodle soup and Turkey sandwiches

Go to I’m an Organizing Junkie to see what’s on other menus this week.
Much Love,
Reneca

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3 Responses

  1. Wow – how scary! I’m glad she’s doing better, but it must be awfully hard to manage this type of thing – where there’s no obvious “illness” but there can be such tragic results.

  2. Oh I am so sorry! Thank God she didn’t go into anaphylactic shock. Sophie is allergic to nuts too. She had an allergic reaction to a tiny bit of pine nut but she didn’t go into shock. It was such a horrible experience. There have been kids that have tried to give her stuff (peanut cookie, pita bread) that she can’t have but since she’s just 20 months, I’ve always been right there to interject. I don’t take her to playgroups where kids eat nuts anymore. There is actually a group where I live for allergy kids. It is a great resource.

  3. Allergykids.com is a great resource too. You can get stickers and arm bands for kids to wear when out to notify other people that they have a severe allergy.

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