I'm afraid I don't have enough Venom or Angst to be a good blogger. I am afraid I am too content. Is my life perfect? NOT. Am I always happy? Not Quite. I am medicated. YAY! My husband has serious ADD. BOO!!!! My son has sensory processing disorder and wackoness. Love it. But no Angst … Continue reading No Angst or Venom here
Today was a triumph. Well for us anyway. I would say at this point (Isaiah is 7 now) he probably eats a better variety of food than most kids his age. Rarely balking at a vegetable, or a food combination, often asking to try something new. Yet there's a difference. The average child could have … Continue reading It’s still a triumph
How do you help your child feel safe when you are scared? I had a lot of time to think about that today as we experienced our second anaphylactic reaction to allergy shots in less than two months. If you read my post Would you know anaphylactic shock if you saw it? you would know … Continue reading You are safe even when I am scared
So one of the many things that make people think I'm crazy is my very strong belief in Mad Cow and my staunch refusal to eat beef from a questionable source. If I don't know that its organic or grain fed, I'm not eating it, and neither is my son. Not to sound callous, but … Continue reading And what about mad cow?
Isaiah gets mystery bumps. Isaiah is allergic to peanuts, all tree nuts, shellfish, fish, eggs and sesame. He's anaphylactic to almost all of those. He is also allergic to every environmental allergen they can test you for. All pollens, tree, grass, flower. All the various dust and mold components, cats, dogs, you name it. He'll … Continue reading Those Mystery Bumps
Yesterday I would have said yes, unequivocally. My son has been anaphylactic (meaning life threatening reaction) to so many foods since he was 9 months old, that I made it my business to be on top of it. We never go anywhere without Benadryl and epi-pens, however up until this time we've never had to … Continue reading Would you know a serious allergic reaction or anaphylactic shock if you saw it?
As I sit here researching my next post on kids and chemical exposure I just can't help but feel a little overwhelmed. The shear wealth of information out there on the damage so many chemicals do to us, and our children is mind-boggling. But what's even worse is the extent to which we, as Americans, … Continue reading So You Want Your Kids to Smell Purty part 1
Everyone wants to know why. Why was my kid born with sensory stuff. Why is my kid allergic to every food on the planet. Why does my kid have ADD, horrible eczema, hyperactivity? Why, why, why? I'm not a doctor, and I'm only a research scientist in my own mind. But I've got a hypothesis … Continue reading Did Plastic give your kid ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder, Allergies, etc?
Look folks, having a child, and especially a child with any special need, is going to be the most challenging thing you will ever do. Hopefully it will also be the most rewarding. The thing is, part of that challenge is constantly being your child’s advocate. If you don’t advocate for your child, who will? … Continue reading Helping your child with special needs feel safe
Isaiah with his best kitty Cisco, before we found out he was allergic to cats and had to find new homes for all 4 of our cats. So the thing about allergies, both food and environmental, and asthma, is in order to help your child get through them it most likely means making a lot … Continue reading Making the tough decisions