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Food Allergy Press Coverage

 Maine parents, doctors digest news that exposure to peanuts may reduce risk of allergies There’s hope, concern – and guilt that prevention might have been possible. by Meredith Goad of the Portland Press Herald http://www.pressherald.com/2015/02/28/maine-parents-and-doctors-react-to-the-news-that-peanut-allergies-may-be-preventable-by-exposure/ Photo by John Patriquin/Portland Press Herald The week Jacob had his surgery was the tail end of the recent 2015 AAAAI […]

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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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Amanda’s Own Easter Give-Away Contest!

The winter doldrums are upon us. I dread every incoming winter storm, and loathe the melting snow and ankle deep mud that will be my driveway for the next 1-2 months. I curse my dog every time he goes out, then comes in leaving muddy paw prints all over my floors; which does nothing for […]

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Examining Educational Options [part 1]

My son Jacob is 3 1/2. He will be turning 4 in early September. I have been having some anxiety since LAST August about the idea of him starting Pre-K. I have had “Research schools for Jacob” on my to-do list since then! My anxiety issues are compounded by his health concerns. Jacob is a […]

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Epipen Summit Part 3

I had the honor and pleasure of attending a food allergy blogger conference at The Strand Hotel, in New York City this week.  There is something truly magical getting to meet people you know virtually, through Twitter, Facebook, their articles, posts, books and blogs. We all came to this meeting with no idea who the […]

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Caleb’s Allergy Test & Halloween!

I took Caleb in for new allergy testing this morning!~ Probably not the best way to start Halloween!~Poor kid! Caleb first did an asthma assessment, because of how often he was sick last year. Every cold ended up with antibiotics or Prednisone because with the combo of his asthma, his lungs were pneumonia sounding! Caleb will be starting […]

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Our “New Normal”

I have been meaning to write an update for everyone for a few weeks now.  We have been adjusting to our new normal with of living with a feeding tube. Jacob got his feeding tube put in on Monday, October 1st. The surgery went well. We were in the hospital for the day. Thursday night […]

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Always Darkest Before the Dawn

“If you’re going THROUGH Hell, Keep Going!” ~ Winston Churchhill This week has been Hell. Monday Jacob finally had the further allergy testing that I requested a month ago. He showed allergies to 16 more foods that we tested. He basically has no safe meat/nut/ protein source, no safe grains left, and most common fruits […]

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The Never-ending Allergy Testing

Jacob had another allergy test done today. This was the one I hoped to do after his August allergy test removed Broccoli, Coconut, Apple, Lemon, Potato, and Turkey from the rotation. After getting these results, I went home and made a list of everything left in his diet that had not been tested yet. I needed […]

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Halloween

 Halloween is supposed to be a time of spooky costumes and yummy candy treats. For children with food allergies it also can be a time when they face exclusion and a real risk of having an allergic reaction. I really struggle with trying to celebrate Halloween. It’s harder than Valentine’s Day or even Easter! Admittedly, many […]

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