Shayla’s Story

Originally Posted August 14th, 2014  View original post and comments here.  Last night we experienced our worst parental fears in the life of an allergy kid.   I guess we knew it would happen eventually, we were just extremely proud of our 3 year track record of defending our little angel from the foods her body considers toxic.   To set the scene she is allergic to (in order of severity) Dairy, Egg, Peanuts, Tree Nuts, Shellfish, Fish, Wheat, Soy. Based off the 3 rounds of skin testing, and backed up with a thorough blood workup we are able to assess the severity of her allergies, but the top line reaction we were hoping to never experience.  (BTW she is allergic to cockroaches based off her blood work, lol ) We can’t even begin to explain our methods of keeping her safe on a daily basis.  

      When we booked our trip to Disney, I never thought that tears would be part of the Magical Experience.  For nearly six weeks leading up to our trip to the Magic Kingdom, approx 3 to 4 times a day;  Jen religiously checked the Disney World App for reservations to Be Our Guest restaurant.  As you might recall, that was the same the restaurant within the Magic Kingdom that we had our first complete dining experience as a family last year.  You can read the blog post here.  So since Shayla had her one and only

Memorial Day Camping 2013 Our next camping trip was Memorial Day 2013.  We chose to stay in Connecticut so that we can travel quickly and enjoy a short holiday weekend stay. We chose a great little family campground call Ross Hill Campground.  It rained for a couple of the days, but we had fun regardless.   This was one of the ONLY times we stayed at the campground for the whole experience.   We aren't really the type to sit at a campground and enjoy what it has.  We like to seek out adventures