Thursday, January 5, 2012

Allergy Related Death

It is the beginning of the year and there has been an allergy related death already, which saddens me. I don't think people without allergies really understand how serious food allergies are.

Amaria Johnson, who is a seven year old died from a peanut allergy reaction in Virginia while at school.
You can read more here.

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year 2012

We spent New Years Eve at a friends house, they of course have a dog.  Their dog is a non - allergenic dong with hair and not fur. We gave Nathan some Claritin before we left knowing about the dog and I brought his asthma inhaler. I watched him play with the kids and run around and he seemed fine. Then a little while later I noticed that he looked like he was holding his breath or his chest was tight. I asked him if he was good and he said "yes" and I said "lets do the inhaler in just in case." He said "ok" and continued to play.

Then today I asked him how he felt around the dog and he said it bothered his chest but he didn't want to say anything because he was having fun and didn't want to leave.

Wishing all my readers a happy, healthy and safe 2012.