Really, I'm just posting this because I need to vent, i don't really have a question.
My 4 year old daughter is having an adenotonsillectomy in a few weeks. After surgery, she will be on juices and soft frozen foods, and she will need to show that she can hold down liquids before they will discharge her. I'm pretty sure all she will accept in this scenario will be a popsicle. We just went through a similar drill when her non-celiac brother had his adenoids out, so I figured I should call the post-op nurses to make sure that the hospital's popsicles, etc are gluten-free.
All that the post-op nurse would tell me is that their apple juice is definitely gluten-free, but she is not sure about anything else they stock in the recovery area. When I asked if she could tell me the brand of popsicles, etc, or even check the packaging, she brushed me off, and told me it wouldn't matter what she told me because "you never know what else they put on the manufacturing equipment." Which is kind of true and kind of not, but it still would have really, really helped me if she could have gotten off her lazy duff to open the freezer and give me a brand name.
Instead of doing that, she told me that we should just bring our own popsicles on ice. So now, in addition to getting myself and my poor kid up at 4 a.m. for the procedure, I'm also going to have to worry about keeping popsicles frozen for an hour and a half of travel and check-in time, and then find a freezer in the surgery area. This is soooo annoying, such a lot of fuss over a few little popsicles!