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Letting Go of the Anxiety and Embracing an Unusual Support System

As most doctor’s have told us, food allergies and asthma go hand in hand. What they neglected to tell us was that food allergies and anxiety go hand in hand as well. It’s a lifestyle you never foresee being so intense. When people hear of someone having a food allergy, most tend to think that Read More

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Living with a pet and a pet dander allergy

Oh No! Elsa is Back! So, if you’ve been following my blog, you’ll know exactly what that means. Elsa is my oldest daughter’s (Megan) cat and is the reason Nat began allergy shots last year. Not getting into a great amount of detail, but let’s just say that Megan has moved back home and of Read More

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How to Vacation with a Food Allergic Child

It’s always great when you can finally take time off from a busy work schedule, pack up, grab the kids, and head off for adventure and some relaxation. Well, easier said than done when you vacation with a child who has some food allergies. It’s no longer just going any place or any where. Planning Read More

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Dropping the Ball

Ok. So, I dropped the ball. It happens. Then why do I feel so terrible? I have no clue. But sometimes I feel like I haven’t done enough and then sometimes I feel like there’s no way I could do more. Raising a child with food allergies, asthma and environmental allergies is not an easy Read More

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Our OIT Journey

So you may be wondering what that “OIT” means in the title of this post. It stands for “Oral Immunotherapy” (also known as Desensitization). Its a clinical study program done on people with food allergies where they  give the allergen to the person and then gradually increase the dose until they are able to tolerate Read More

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Organizing Visits

Hello again. So I wanted to share how we manage our daughter visiting family without us and how we go about organizing visits. Notice that I said family only. No, we have not yet incorporated “friends” into that statement. Not that we don’t want to….yes, we are still quite hesitant in allowing her to visit Read More