Shayla’s Story

Collection of Blog posts about Shayla’s first symptoms as an allergy kid.

Longest 20 Minutes of My Life | An Epipen Experience

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 …

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I Never Thought Dinner at Disney Would End in Tears | Food Allergies

      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.  …

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Middletown CT Tree Lighting | Trip to the Hospital

On the night after Thanksgiving, we typically attend the annual tree lighting in downtown Middletown.  This year was no exception, but as anyone with an allergy kid knows, every social event is a ticking time bomb. The beginning parts of the evening went well.   Lots of great songs and celebrations.   After wandering down Main …

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Memorial Day 2012 Camping and Another Allergy Mystery Solved

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. …

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