This month has been a hard one for my family in terms of allergies, and I’ve experienced a lot of mixed feelings which I shared on my blog in a post about our baked milk challenge. I was overwhelmed by the response, and comforted by so many parents who could relate to my turmoil. This month I want to highlight some brilliant posts from bloggers talking about some really difficult feelings and emotional experiences, because when you go through these kinds of situations it’s so important to know that you’re not alone.
You Were Just Sleeping is a post from The Adventures of an Allergy Mummy that brings me to tears every time I read it. It’s the story of Chloe’s little boy Theo, and how he suffered from Idiopathic Anaphylaxis while he lay in bed one night. The emotions that must’ve run through Chloe’s mind while she injected her son with his epi pen and performed CPR are the ones lots of allergy parents fear every day and I’m so grateful that Chloe shared her honest words about such a scary situation.
A Letter To Asthma is a beautiful post from Free From Farmhouse, describing Emma’s feeling towards asthma – her family’s night time nemesis. I think so many parents who have children suffering with asthma will be able to relate to this post, and it offers a great insight for anyone who hasn’t faced what Emma and her son have. Thought provoking, moving and really easy to relate to, such a beautiful and well written post.
For parents of little one’s with eczema, or those who have experienced it themselves this post from The Intolerant Gourmand – Today Broke My Heart will really touch you. Nathalie describes how her son Callum’s eczema was made worse by the pollen count, and the agony she felt as she realised how self conscious of it he is. Such a difficult thing to watch your child go through, made worse sometimes by society’s reaction to them. Raising children who know they are ‘different’ in any way is so tough, and I really empathise with Nathalie’s words in this post.
Thanks for reading and if you have any posts on living with allergies, please send them in!