Some of the things that come to mind to write about is the lack of support you may have once you first find out your child has allergies.Firstly as a parent we have to come to terms with this whole allergy thing before we can fully make others aware and educated about what we may be going through.Even then its still hard , as its a lot to get your head around especially of your child has Anaphylaxis to a particular food or foods as the condition is severe and life threatening.
So many times i have come across families living with a child or children with allergies and they themselves still have the allergen around the house or may even eat it themselves. This is a practice i think at some stage normally the early stages we all do it. I remember when our oldest son hadn't been officially diagnose and given a Epipen due to the lack of knowledge that the doctors had even had in this area. This one particular night my husband was snacking on rice crackers mixed with nuts in the same packet , our Son came out after his bed time and was asking for a rice cracker , in which my husband had then given him one and said " You go to bed straight after this" well not much to my shock our Son was still calling out from his room as usual at night not wanting to go to bed.I said "get to sleep" by this time my husband had headed out to his work he had on at the time.He continued a couple times saying my eyes are itchy , with my response being get up and get a washer to wash your face , as he had dust mite allergy too.In the end i turned the bedroom light on to find his eyes were swollen and he could nearly not see out of them as well as had trouble breathing.I ran out to the phone and called an ambulance at this stage then my husband , they came out and all was settling down , a lucky close call I'd say.
The point to this is even us as parents take some time to actually have the extent of our kids allergies sink in , my word it sure did that night. So be kind to yourself if your child has just been diagnosed and at the same time keep them safe and take no risks.
Look forward in writing again soon until then keep safe and have awesome day