Sometimes my heart is heavy ridden with worry over my son and the challenges he will face with a life threatening food allergy. We did more testing recently, and he is off the charts allergic to milk. Like not going to grow out of it allergic. Like if he ate a goldfish or a piece of cheese he could die without his epi pen and the ER.
As mothers we are experts when it comes to worrying over our children, especially PRE worrying over situations which have yet to occur Sometimes it is easy to travel down this unproductive path. To wallow in our own worry. How is my son ever going to date when he can’t eat at a restaurant? How will he attend college and live in a dorm where there is pizza EVERYWHERE!
I am working on finding a balance between the reality of the severity of his situation and leading a normal life, which I know he can do. Yes there will be all kinds of challenges. Yes I am going to have a panic attack when he attends school for the first time. Yes I will never stop reliving his anaphylaxis episode at just 8 weeks into life. But, at the end of the day I trust God will protect my son with extra special guardian angels. All I can do it be prepared and vigilant in our avoidance of milk products and take it one day at a time.
Here is a great documentary Discovery Channel did on food allergies.