I am a stay at home mom of 2 celiac daughters and I have celiac myself. We are in our first year of kindergarten 1/2 day and its been a ride. At the beginning of the year I swear I did everything I could to prepare the school for my daughter to enter a safe learning environment. I met with the nurse and provided a safe list and an unsafe list for food and crafts etc. At the time my gut didn't feel right with her and I now kick myself for not drilling her knowledge but I can't go back now. Fast-forward to the holidays.. YIPPEE Not quite. The gingerbread man visited Kindergarten and shared all of their cookies with the children.
My daughter is the only one her class that is gluten-free with celiac. It is labeled in her lunch box in her file and drilled in her brain. Peer pressure got the best of her when her teacher gave her a cookie and then she brought the rest home! At 5 years old I do not blame her. So when I notified the nurse that my daughter was given poison (gluten) in the classroom she insisted that it was just the flu. My daughter missed her first 3 days of school because of a gingerbread man foot from the teacher.
I am extremely frustrated and need to know how to truly relay my message that this is no joke. I have provided medical documentation. Emailed links and images of reactions etc. I contacted our GI doc and he just offered to write a letter. I don't know what I am really looking for from them but full of rage because of this incident. Every other school I ask about says that they can't feed the children unless they check with the nurse. My daughter really suffered from this slip and I feel like she was the only one who learned a lesson --the hard way.