With most life threatening issues and mistakes in life, when we look back on them we can clearly see the cause and how it could have been avoided. Unfortunately, many medical conditions like food allergies are exempt of this clarity, even after the fact.
For the first 18 months of his life, DR clearly had something going on. He was sick every two weeks, constantly in and out of doctor’s offices, and sometimes admitted to the hospital. His eczema only got worse with each flare, and nothing seemed to really “cure” it. Doctor’s were unsure and sometimes baffled by his issues. My husband, Justin, and I were exhausted and at our wits end.
When we finally found answers during our first allergist appointment for some of his problems we looked back to all we had dealt with and could not find a clear time when that had been the cause. In these instances, the food allergies and their reactions were unavoidable. The proceeding incidences due to the food allergy are ones that fall into the hindsight-is-20/20 category. Once you know what to look for, mistakes become neon reminders of what you should have and could have avoided.
Hindsight with food allergies may not always be 20/20, but I can guarantee that foresight for a food allergy mom is even more calculated and precise. Our knowledge of what goes into our children’s mouths, comes in contact with their skin, and is carried by others is so vast that we can catch almost any danger….almost. Issues arise and the cycle repeats when new allergies arise for which we are unaware and unprepared. You will see this many times throughout our posts, especially with DR and MH with their many allergies.