But I was a wreck. I had caused my child harm. I did it, I fed him the sandwich, it was all my fault. What if it hadn't worked
I am the mother of a food allergic child. My son Joshua, who is 10 years old, has an anaphylactic peanut allergy. I was both shocked and surprised watching the Today Show segment that joked about nut allergies. I found it to be insensitive to the millions of Americans who live each day with this invisible but potentially fatal disability.
When we all think about what we are grateful in life, we think of things that we know that affect us directly on a personal and daily basis, like our lives, our situations, our parents, our friends, etc. But for the food allergic child, the list is completely different.
I find, too often in this world, that complaints rise to the surface, but compliments never see the light of day. Not this
Instead of counting sheep to get to sleep, humorist Patricia Marx counts the divorced couples she knows.
The time has come for airlines to face the unfortunate reality that food allergies are increasing at an alarming rate. More and more people with food allergies will begin flying. As food allergic passengers, we don't ask to have others notified not to consume nuts around us because we secretly desire unwarranted special treatment.
Many times in the past, I have chosen to spend Thanksgiving Dinner alone to avoid stressing out over the food situation. I
When my peanut allergic son was 5, he suddenly blurted out "Mom, don't worry about me, if I eat a nut by mistake and it kills me, I can just hit the re-do button and get another life, like in the video game." I became really scared that his child-like innocence prevented him from understanding the potential adverse ramifications of his own food allergy.
After we RSVP-ed to your little girl's party, you called my husband on the phone, and told him how excited you were that my son was coming to your party. That you planned to hire someone to clean the house for nuts before the event, and that you wanted to know where you could buy a nut-free cake. Seriously? Who are you? The greatest person on earth?
Jerome Bettis was a Superbowl XL champion and when he retired, he was ranked fifth all-time in rushing with 13,662 yards on 3,479 career carries. In a word, he was unstoppable... unless, that is, he came across a piece of shrimp or shellfish.
Doctors may not always be well-informed about new therapies to treat medical conditions. Equally important, everyone may not know when to stop therapies, or not to recommend interventions that recent research show simply does not work as we once expected.
Peanut allergies are a real and growing problem with allergies to peanuts having more than quadrupled in the U.S. in the 13 years prior to 2010. This trend is worrisome to not only healthcare professionals, but also to the parents of children who suffer from peanut allergies.