Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Stress, Great Food Allergy Articles, and Some Good News

Well, we have just started another school week, and life is crazy in this house. My husband Mick is out of town in Rome, and left early yesterday morning. Every time he leaves town everyone in the house goes absolutely crazy. I was rudely awakened at 5:00am Monday morning by an adorable little boy hitting me because he could not find his Daddy. I put my hair up, and tried speaking in a deep voice, but it did not seem to help. Then of course no one would go to bed last night because Daddy was not there to tuck them in. The hair up and deep voice did not work again, and the only compromise I could come up with was to let them each sleep with one of Mick's pillows. He sure is in for a surprise when he comes home and discoverers that his pillows have been replaced with Sponge Bob, Race Cars, and Princesses. He he he.

Mick does not come home until Thursday, so I have to try and hold the fort down until then, and even more importantly try and keep myself sane, and avoid too much bloodshed between the loving siblings.
I did however in all this chaos, find two things online that I thought were really great for the food allergy folk. They are articles where the author tries to tell others what they want them to know about food allergies.
The first is entitled
"Five Things an Allergy Kid Mom Wants You to Know"
I have to say, this is my absolute favorite article for trying to explain to the non-food allergic just what it is like to live like us, and why we do the things we do. My favorite quote is ,"If you think “food allergy moms” seem paranoid, it’s because we are."
Another good article is
"10 Things Families with Food Allergies Want You to Know"
On a totally unrelated note, the vet just called us to give us the results of Buster's (our pug)pathology report on his cancer. He had surgery on Friday, and is doing well, despite the giant scar on his belly. They think they got all of the cancer, and that it has not spread anywhere. YEA!!!!! I am so relieved. Thanks to everyone who thought good thoughts for us, and even to everyone who didn't. I am off to go give Buster an egg free, nut free dog treat.


Jennifer B said...

I read Allergy Moms religiously. Ever since we got our diagnosis. Lots of good info there. I liked the" 5 things every Allergy Kid Mom wants you to know". For me, I put "Please don't feed my kid" at the top of the list. Hard to get people to understand that!

heather said...

Thanks for those articles. My son is 19 months old and allergic to soy,peanuts,eggs,wheat and dairy. I started a website www.spewdfree.com
that I thought you might be interested in. We have lots of great recipes that are free of soy,peanut,egg,wheat and dairy.