Ok so the title says it all. We have DD1 on a diet because we think she has an allergy/intollerance to gluten/wheat. The Dr said to try taking her off wheat/gluten products for two weeks to see if it helps. I spend about $100-$150 restocking the fridge and cupboards to accommodate the new diet. I talk to the teacher and explain whats going on and how important it is she doesnt have anythng thatis wheat based,ie cakes, bread etc.. for two weeks starting that day.
Well... A week into the new diet DD1 comes home telling me they had damper at school. I didnt get mad at her(DD1) cos she didnt realise it had wheat/gluten in it. She just got told it was damper. She knows she isnt allowed bread and cakes and stuff but "it's damper, that not bread".
The teacher has blown the whole diet out the water. It wasnt the regular teacher that gave it to her but shouldnt she have passed the message on? had it on a bulletin board like they do with other allergy kids? We had the diet planned for this particular period of time because we have about 10 birthday parties coming up in the next few weeks/months and didnt want her missing out if she didnt need to, with the first party planned for the end of the set two week period. (this weekend)
To me, while she may not have anaphalaxis, she gets severe tummy aches and a whole other range of symptoms A LOT and we are trying to track down what it is that is triggering it. So, if I say allergy/intollerance, cant eat this for X amount of time, the teacher agrees to help and another teacher doesnt get the message and gives it to her, what would you do? I spoke to the teacher about the diet yesterday (before I found out about this) and she didnt say a thing about the kids having damper. I havent spoken to the teacher or the school yet since. I am so mad that I feel like taking a bag of nuts to school, slamming them on the desk and just saying "effectively the same thing!" (which of course I wont) I am fuming