Political Debating Moms

Tawny - posted on 09/03/2010 ( 71 moms have responded )

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I thought this group was for debating but lately it has been a group for some to spout religious or nonsense conversations. If you have the urge to talk about these topics then start your own religion group or whatever. I would like to get back to the debating group that we use to have. I havent posted anything here because there really hasnt been anything to post to since alot of it has been crap. I know Im going to make some bestfriends here by posting this but I DONT CARE!!!!! Lets get the the group back to what it use to be!!

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Tawny - posted on 09/03/2010

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Thing is you can be religious and debate but when you start a conversation and it is not debatable then it needs to go somewhere else!

Iris - posted on 09/04/2010

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It sounds almost exactly like how my friend found out that her son has peanut allergies. You'll be an expert within a year. Just remember to let everyone she associates with know and trust no one to remember, this much I've learned from my friend.....and that an EpiPen is a life saver. Good luck.

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Pamela - posted on 09/06/2010

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I think he'll just make things messier though. All that spagetti sauce on everything. Makes me shudder.

Jaime - posted on 09/04/2010

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I'm going to change my name to 'Jaime translated in Hebrew means 'yorgodisnot re-al'. That should clear a few things up I think.

Krista - posted on 09/04/2010

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That's why I change mine every so often -- just to screw with your head.

Jaime - posted on 09/04/2010

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Ya but who looks at last names? I feel that is an invalid argument Dana Schenk...lol

Dana - posted on 09/04/2010

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I don't know, I kind of like us being Dana's. I love my name, wouldn't want someone else to change theirs either! You're the Dana with a :) isn't that good enough. ;)

Jaime - posted on 09/04/2010

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Okay, I'm just gonna throw this out there, but I think that Dana and Dana should have new names...I mean seriously ladies, enough is enough with the same name crap alright! I feel this is a very important political issue, as it directly affects my ability to think clearly when I can't figure out which Dana I'm speaking to! Fix it or I'll send God after you both! [insert evil laugh here]

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Oh...sorry, my head is still spinning. No, Laura - Roxanne isn't allergic to corn or any other grains. Thank GOD! *winks*

Dana - posted on 09/04/2010

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I think she was referring to you, Dana.

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that's a rough combination...is she allergic to corn too?

Laura knows I have a boy.

LaCi - posted on 09/04/2010

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"Yeah I honestly was wondering where all the sane people went."

I think when you removed our single crazy you opened a portal for all other crazies to come in. If we beg the other to come back will the portal close?

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YIKES! Sorry, I thought you were talking to THIS Dana.....haha! To make things even more complicated, both Dana's have kids with allergies. PERFECT! My head is spinning.

Have you guys ever looked in your cupboards and fridges? Almost EVERYTHING has eggs or soybean in them. At least those aren't life threatening for her.....just the peanuts.

Dana - posted on 09/04/2010

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Laura, Ethan is the one who had issues with grain. :) And yes, corn was included.

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Thanks Iris.

Laura, why do you ask if she's allergic to corn? I must be missing something. Sorry

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g'night....I'm off to bed soon too! I just bought Barbara Coloroso's book, "Kids are worth it!" so I'm go snuggle up and start it.

Dana - posted on 09/03/2010

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Oh damn. :( I'm sorry. I know how frustrating it can be. I spent the last two years checking labels like a mad woman. And let me tell you grains are in EVERYTHING. Ethan couldn't even have a cake for his first birthday.

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Thanks, Dana.....I hope she grows out of it too but from what the doctor said, it won't be anytime soon. She turns 2 next week. The tests showed the allergy was at the most severe rating. I'm not sure if you guys are interested but this is how it went....



100 kU/L High levels of allergen specific antibodies detected.



Roxanne came back positive for 3



Egg whites 0.80

Soybean 0.61

Peanuts >100 - infinity

Dana - posted on 09/03/2010

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I've thought the same thing many times, Carol

And Dana, I too thought I did something wrong and could have prevented it. I think we'll always feel that way, even though we know it's not something we did or didn't do. That's what makes us moms. :)

Dana - posted on 09/03/2010

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Dana, how old is Roxanne? Ethan had a, what they call, "intolerance" to rice. The third time he ate it he vomited, went completely white and lethargic. We brought him to the ER where they figured his blood pressure had dropped tremendously. We had to keep him away from all grains until he was over a year. Then rice until he was over 2 yrs. I figured he was okay with other grains before he turned one because he had accidentally been fed something with wheat and oats in it when I wasn't with him (we still had him tested with the allergist and found out he was okay to eat them). Then just a month ago my husband gave him Pringles which has rice in it(who would have thought). So I figured he was okay with rice when he had no reaction, so I gave him some more a few days later. :| Luckily he was fine. So sometimes they do grow out of it. I hope that it's that easy for your daughter.

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That's true, Carol.....I hate that this is happening and I can't help but wonder why her, why Roxanne.....did I do something? Could I have prevented it? Ugh...I need some sleep.

Johnny - posted on 09/03/2010

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I just wish they could find some explanation for the increasing allergy level in the population. It's really quite frightening the jump in percentages. I fear for our grandkids if it continues. So often too, the answer to what is causing something can be a clue to a cure.

Jaime - posted on 09/03/2010

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Thanks for that information Dana S...I had no idea about this new treatment. I hope it proves to be useful and successful because it would certainly benefit a lot of allergy sufferers.

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Ya, thankfully Roxanne isn't that bad. She would have to ingest them. She had a small handful of Rieces Pieces and instantly puked up astronomical amounts of phlegm....she was puking for hours and having trouble breathing. The doctor figures the next time she ingests them it will be much more serious.

Dana - posted on 09/03/2010

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You should Dana, although it's not something that you can do yourself, not that I think you would try. lol When I said small it's like barely anything. As you know some kids can't even be in the same room with peanuts, let alone touch it.

Dana - posted on 09/03/2010

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If I recall correctly, it was introducing kids with peanut allergies to small and I mean small doses of the oil, then progressing to larger doses. They've had great luck with it so far.

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Yes, do tell? I'm trying to do research but honestly, my brain is mushy right now and I'm quickly becoming overwhelmed.

Jaime - posted on 09/03/2010

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Yes, I thought so too on the milk ban...that's why it has me thinking about 'how far is too far'?



Dana S, what new treatment is there and how does it work?

Dana - posted on 09/03/2010

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Wow, a milk ban is extreme. :|

I do wonder how that would play out in a public playground. I'm really hoping they make great strides with this new treatment for peanut allergies.

Jaime - posted on 09/03/2010

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I can appreciate that viewpoint with regard to peanut allergies because they are often severe, but I do know of a school here in Ontario that does not allow children to bring milk or strawberries to school as well as peanut butter. I sometimes wonder what the best option is for the minority that suffer with allergies. I'm not suggesting they be banned from school, but my argument is, how can they be protected at every turn? What if you are at the park and a family is having a picnic and the kids are eating pb&j and playing with your highly allergic child without washing their hands after touching the sandwich...should these bans extend to every public facility?

I'm mostly playing devil's advocate, but I am genuinely curious. I'm not opposed to the ban, but still wonder what is the better option.

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Funny story.....before I had Roxanne I used to think it was silly to deny others just because of one allergy. How quickly I saw the errors of my ways.

Isobel - posted on 09/03/2010

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actually...peanut allergies do have a political argument...many people say that they should be allowed to send whatever they want with their kids for lunch at schools...that PB & J sandwiches should not be banned.

my response is always...I should be allowed to send my kid to school with a shot gun...

they both kill people...unless used correctly...so what's the difference, really?

Katherine - posted on 09/03/2010

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My daughter fell and bruised her face and head. My little one 18mo. End over end on the cement. Peanut allergies are scary.

Jaime - posted on 09/03/2010

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I only marked funny on that one D-Mak because you were being sarcastic...not about the peanut allergy--that sucks donkey balls!

Jaime - posted on 09/03/2010

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Sarah, I agree with the other ladies...almost every post on the conversation board has been started by you and it is all to do with religion. This community is POLITICAL debating moms...God speak doesn't belong in a debate and certainly not in discussions about political affairs. You can be religious AND discuss politics without the two intersecting.

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