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Kayla, my oldest. She is 4 1/2 and is a sweet, loving and silly little girl. She took us 2 ½ years and 3 IVF’s to conceive. Kayla is allergic to dairy. We manage her allergy and work to balance her safety with giving her a normal childhood. Kayla loves to read books and play games - she amazes me every day.

Alysa, my youngest. She is 3 years old and is a silly little spitfire. She’s our monkey and loves to climb on everything. She was a “natural” baby, but it was only b/c of my wonderful doctors that we were able to stop an impending miscarriage. Alysa suffers from Acid Reflux Disease and sleep apnea. She may be little, but she has a big personality. She adores her big sister and is so much fun to be around. She keeps me laughing every day.

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Monday, March 02, 2009
Food allergy dogs
We've all heard of seeing eye dogs and dogs that sniff out drugs. Tonight, on the news I saw an 8 year old girl who has a dog that sniffs out peanut residue for her. She has a history of being hospitalized for touching an item with peanut residue. In the clips they showed, she wears gloves and the dog accompanies her everywhere, even to school and sniffs items and areas (like the lunchroom) before she uses them.

I found it really interesting and this dog is only 1 of 12 in the country. It's an interesting resource for those kids with extremely severe and sensitive allergic reactions to foods.

You can read about it here.

posted at 7:20 PM  

At 8:22 AM, Blogger Nowheymama said...

That is fascinating! There is a kindgergartener in our school system who is that allergic to peanuts. I could see this being a big help.


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