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Managing the Recent #EoE Flare-up.

Managing food allergies and Eosinophilic food reactions gets tricky. My youngest son had been stable for the past two years. He was able to have many foods we lost when he needed to get his feeding tube placed. At that time, the only foods left were: sweet potato, pineapple, tapioca, chocolate, cranberries, and carrots. We […]

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Springtime Allergen Reminders!

As spring approaches and families start heading off to outdoor adventures, here are some helpful reminders for those managing food allergies: 1. Remember to bring your epinephrine auto-injectors; and by bring them, I mean, keep them on you- not in the car! Epinephrine is sensitive to temperature, so it is important that they don’t get […]

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AWESOME Allergy test results!

I took Jacob down to Boston Children’s Hospital to meet with the EGID Clinic team there. We saw our GI doctor and our Allergist, to follow up on Jacob’s EoE today. I started going to Boston because I was frustrated here since our doctors were not part of a team for managing his case which […]

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EoE Scope Update 8/2015

I took my son in this week to have an endoscopy to check the status of his EoE (Eosinophilic Esophagitis). We had not done a scope since January 2014! I don’t know why, well in truth I do. My marriage was crumbling, I got divorced, moved, began working, put on an annual conference, reformed my business,  my […]

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2015 #MylanEvent

*I attended the Mylan Blogger Summit meeting last week (May 2015) in California. Mylan paid for all of my travel expenses and for my Disneyland Resort park ticket in exchange for my evaluation and feedback on information presented during the meeting. All comments made by me about EpiPen (epinephrine injection) Auto-Injector, Mylan, and/or the Mylan […]

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Food Allergy Awareness Week 2015

May 10th through May 16th 2015 marks Food Allergy Awareness Week. We all live with the stress of managing food allergies, so I think it is nice to have a chance to celebrate in spite of the challenges. Food Allergies have made us more aware of what we eat, where it comes from. They led […]

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Cherry Pie for PI- Day

In celebration of PI-Day 3.1415… I am going to share one of my favorite recipes! My mom was a fabulous pie maker! She loved the crust, which I confess was never really my favorite part. That is why Pumpkin Pie was always one of my favorites- only one crust! The exception to that was my […]

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Surgery

Jacob had his surgery done Monday the 23rd. He had licked the fever that postponed the surgery the previous week. But we were unclear if they would proceed even Monday- due to a wheeze in his lung. I explained that he does have asthma, so they gave him a nebulizer treatment, and voila~ wheeze was […]

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Are We the Minority? How do we effectively share information?

Are We the Minority? How do we effectively share information? I had a conversation with my good friend, Kyle Dine, a month or so ago that has really haunted me. We were discussing all the recent lives lost because of anaphylactic reactions, and food allergies. As a parent, these deaths chill me, I know that one exposure- one […]

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Veta Smart Case

When my friend Missy, aka Marketing Mama emailed recently asking if I wanted to preview her post about a new product for the food allergy community- “a GAME CHANGER” -well, as Yoda would say, -Intrigued I was!   The Veta Smart Case would encase your Mylan Epi-pen, with bluetooth technology imbedded. It can monitor temperature- […]

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