Saturday, December 4, 2010
You know, I think I'm crazy too. I never thought I would ever have to do these things or worry like this. I don't want to be paranoid and obsessive. But I am justified.........
Take a look at Bee in this picture. This is after medicine, a bath, lotion, and more medicine. This is a good hour after the initial reaction.
This is a picture of an allergic reaction after...........wait for it...........she picked up a Nacho Cheese Dorito and started to put it in her mouth. I leapt out of my chair and across several small children to snatch that one tiny broken Dorito chip from her hand. I grabbed her up, cleaned her hands with wet wipes, wiped her face, and took her far away from the Dorito-dropping children.
Yet, we still ended up leaving the event within a few minutes of our Dorito scare all because Bee started to get very itchy and fussy-which is never a good sign.
I can only imagine what would have happened if she actually ATE that dumb Dorito.
So, for all of you who think I'm crazy, I'm obsessive, I'm paranoid, or I have some type of crazy supermom-syndrome: Get over it!
Try having a little compassion. Know that I don't want to live like this, no one does. Where you see food, I see ER visits. Where you see cute little Goldfish crackers and candy bars, I see rashes and anaphylactic shock.
We view the world with different perspectives. And some days I would give anything to be able to see the world the way you do. But that's not possible. So for now, try to understand my viewpoint.
I don't need you to turn up your nose and whisper that I'm crazy. I already know that. But my craziness is justified. I even have pics and ER visits to prove it.
So anytime you meet an allergy mom, have some compassion and know that life with allergies is a huge challenge. And please keep your food to yourself............