Well, I got GREAT news again today. I have a second article picked up by The Mighty that will be published in the future. When it is published, they will send me the email with the link, which I will then pass along to you.
In the meantime, my ALLERGY BOY is officially in the 5/6 year old class at our local school, and the school is scared. I am scared. Max’s dad is scared. I think we are ALL scared. In a small village, Max is the first to arrive carrying EpiPens and life-threatening allergies. But it has been hashed out: he will only ever consume or touch his food.
This may not seem like a big deal in your country where food allergies are well known, discussed and people are pro-active on the fight-BUT in the country which we reside, it is still a very big unknown, under discussed, and, therefore, very scary for all of us in the game.
Emphasizing how scary this life we walk in this world we walk is, I bring you an absolutely tragic story of a woman that, after being repeatedly assured at a restaurant in Hungary her food was nut free in all ways, suffered anaphylactic shock that has left her in a state of suffering from life-altering brain injuries.
I have already watched my son receive CPR treatment while he was in a full-coma in the ICU. The nurses kicked us out and bagged our son while waiting for the doctor to arrive. It is because of their life-saving treatments, he appears okay. Eventually they were able to intubate him and get a steady flow of oxygen going.
But, the thing is, every single day that I walk my son outside and purchase a food item for him, I risk this exact thing happening. Because, no matter how many guarantees of safety we are given, my son walks a very unforgiving road.
Fear makes me want to hide him away. But that is not living.
And so we walk. Hoping for life.
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