Saturday, April 20, 2013


On Friday I took Kevin to the allergist.  There was a 10 percent chance that he would outgrow his Nut allergy.  Sadly that did not happen.  I have to say that was a very hard pill to swallow.  They did the poke test on his back, and while he was a trooper..I knew immediately that things weren't looking good when the right side of the pokes all swelled up.  I wanted to scream...Yes, I really did.  For a split second I was mad.  I did not scream though, I held in my feelings.  I smiled and told my little boy as I held him, how very proud of him I am.  I know it must have been scary, the fear of the unknown.  He asked me, Mama, will I ever be able to eat a nut, and I said, plainly, No, Never.  It is a way of life, one we have been living for many years and we will continue.  I thank God everyday for all our many blessings.  I work hard everyday instilling in him what he can and can not eat, and he is smart!!  He knows :)


Mari said...

I'm sorry Julieann. It's so hard to see our kids deal with things like this. My daughter is a type one diabetic and I've had a tough time watching her go through that.
I know you'll be a great support for him.

jen said...

Sorry to read this. Sending my prayers :(
It's so hard when it's health thing with kids-
Take care and he is so fortunate to have loving caring parents who will do the best for him to keep him well

Jen in Vancouver

The Lady of the House said...

Oh, Julieann! How hard this is. I'm so sorry you have to deal with this. You have done a good job teaching him what he can/cannot eat and it looks like it is sinking in.