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Old 17.04.2018, 13:14
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Re: Kindergarten teacher does not take nut allergy serious

I don't think it is much about poo-pooing the facts of allergies as much as it is fear of the responsibility in recognizing what is happening and taking correct and appropriate action.

In the case I described in my previous post, the victim himself was a doctor who apparently recognized a bit late that he had a reaction to peanut butter, jumped up from the table and made a dash to the public toilet to wash it down with water, but collapsed before he got there. The first person who sprang to help assumed a heart attack and started CPR which I continued instead of performing an emergency tracheotomy with a ballpoint pen.

I have a similar allergy to guinea pigs which also closes the throat, almost killed me three times, but knowing it doesn't help 'cause when your throat is closing up you can't tell anybody what to do...
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