Did you know, one bite of food can send someone into a anaphylaxis reaction!?!?
HAPPY FOOD ALLERGY AWARENESS WEEK!!
Today I want to recognize everyone who has food allergies, everyone who has to be extra careful, pack their own food, and lives in fear of cross contamination! Today I want to give a special shout out to my kids!
My almost five year old son, who introduced me to not only the mommy world, but this allergy world that I knew nothing about. He is one of the most outgoing kids I know, loves to be social and wants to be involved. He never complains about having to take his own snack as long as he is included. He not only looks out for himself but also his baby sister! Always asking me to make sure she can have the food I’m giving her and always telling her why she can’t eat something. He has opened my eyes to so much I never knew existed!
To my 16 month old daughter, the kid who has kept us on our toes. From having her first reaction at 6months old, to her ER trip at 9months, to finding out just how many allergens she really has. The doctors remind us at every visit how complex her case is, yet she doesn’t let that hold her back. She is hitting every milestone on time (or before) and is moving up the growth chart like a champ! She is happy go lucky and loves her big brother to pieces!
Being a food allergy mommy isn’t easy but I wouldn’t choose anyone else to help guide me through it. NAW💙 ARW💜