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GI Scope Results

Both my boys went in last Tuesday for GI scopes. We wanted to test and make sure Caleb did not have Eosinophilic Esophagitis [EoE]; and to gauge where Jacob’s EoE was in terms of flaring up. The boys did great on scope day,  both getting  anesthesia.   Biopsy samples were taken as well and the […]

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My Hard Truth

“Dealing with Jacob’s cancer was less stressful, and easier, than dealing with his food allergies.” Yup. I said that.   Yes, It is a strong statement. But this is how I honestly feel. I am NOT saying that cancer is stress free or easy, or even preferential. Trust me, it isn’t! What Cancer and Food Allergies […]

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Health Update for Jacob

First off,  I want to thank all of you for your prayers, support, and understanding about my lack of posts over the past 6+ months.  As many of you know, Jacob was diagnosed last summer with bilateral Wilms tumors~ cancer.  He underwent 6 months of chemotherapy and surgery. He had his last chemotherapy treatment in […]

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1st of 504 Meetings

I meant to get Caleb’s 504 plan done last fall after school started; but with his younger brother getting his cancer diagnosis Caleb’s 504 plan hit the back burner! I had our first meeting with the school staff this morning, the guidance counselor, the assistant principal, the school nurse, and his current teacher.  I have to […]

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Liebster Awards

I had never heard of these, so imagine my surprise this morning to read of them, and to see that I had been nominated by someone whom I respect!! Thank you so very much Colette! http://www.learningtoeatallergyfree.com/ Liebster is a German word for “Good Friend” Each recipient is supposed to pass the award on to five of […]

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Dear Parents,

Dear Parents and Caregivers of Allergic Children, Yesterday a sweet 7-year-old first grader died. She had an allergic reaction from eating something with peanut. For some reason the school did not give her Benadryl, and even more strangely “At the beginning of this school year, the mother said she tried to give the clinical aid […]

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New Food Allergy Clinical Advisory to Pediatricians

  Our 2nd [new] allergist believes in doing food challenges, almost as a gold standard for diagnosing food allergies; but my concern is that unless a child is old enough to verbally communicate symptoms, how would itchy throat/mouth, numbness, nausea, diarrhea or many other un-noticeable symptoms be calculated? It also left me wondering about when […]

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Lazy Pumpkin Soup

Ok, I confess, I am lazy today. It’s a gray, cool, autumn day,  and the wood stove is cranking.  A perfect soup day! This soup is wonderful, Allergen-Free, QUICK and EASY!! 1 Can Pumpkin Using Can as measure Add in: 1 can[measure] unsweetened applesauce [I buy the large jars-for using in recipes !] 1 can[measure] […]

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I am NOT Strong!

My youngest son just turned 2 on September 3rd.  On September 7th  we got the phone call that confirmed he has cancer, a tumor on each kidney.  Prior to him starting chemotherapy I wanted us to try to get a better handle on his food allergies and try to figure out what was going on. […]

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How Our School is Handling Food Allergies

Caleb started Kindergarten this year, which caused some anxiety for me.  I am very blessed that our school staff are very approachable and open to discussing my fears, and working to come up with a workable solution that fits everyone.  We have the normal steps being taken, such as the school nurse has a set […]

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