Burlington- Where Skies are Blue

Sahil and I returned to Burlington today for his soy challenge. History: Sahil – nutfree since age 2 – ate soy until he was six years old.  In 2010, he reacted to soy and his allergy was confirmed with a skin prick test.  He has been diligently avoiding soy for the past eight years.  For…

Better Living Conditions

Today we returned to Dr Mack for a follow up appointment to check in on Sahil’s progress with peanut oral immunotherapy.  Sahil reached his maintenance dose of 2 peanuts in October 2017.  To put that in to perspective – he started with a dose equivalent to 1/1000th of a peanut in February 2017. Since October,…

The Challenges Continue

I never sleep well the night before an oral food challenge and last night was no different.  So this morning, after a sleepless night, Sahil and I left for Burlington at 8 am and got there just in time for his 9 am appointment.  It was the same a few weeks ago when he did…

Brotherhood of the World Blogger Award!

Thank you to Kathleen O’Hagan of Allergy Bites for nominating me for the Brotherhood of the World Blogger Award! I first e-met Kathleen through a Facebook group for Parents of Kids with Food Allergies in Toronto/GTA.  It is quick and easy to become friends with a fellow food allergy mom as we have already have…

Food

Food sustains life, provides nutrition, evokes the senses, gives comfort & joy, bonds friends and families. For my children food is also poison. We usually teach children to share but from a very young age I have taught my children never to share food. And, not to accept food that is being offered to them…

Jealousy

Jealousy. I deal with my feelings of jealousy daily. I am jealous of families who do not have to deal with food allergies. Those families can take a break from cooking and go out for a meal at a restaurant or pick something up on the way home.  They can plan a vacation without checking…

Our Journey

Our journey with allergies started in 2006 when our son was diagnosed with life threatening allergies to peanuts, and tree nuts.  In 2009 he developed a soy allergy.  Our middle child does not have any known allergies.  Our youngest has asthma, eczema and life threatening allergies to dairy, eggs, peanuts and tree nuts which were…

The Bright Side

I wrote this essay about 6 years ago to express how I was struggling to manage the multiple food allergies in my family.  Since writing it we know that our son is allergic to peanuts, tree nuts & soy. Our youngest daughter is allergic to dairy, eggs, peanuts & tree nuts. The struggle has not…

My Family

I am the mom of three kids.  My eldest has ezcema & anaphylactic food allergies to peanuts, tree nuts and soy.  My youngest has asthma, ezcema & anaphylactic food allergies to dairy, eggs, and peanuts & tree nuts. My middle daughter has no known allergies.