I am writing more or less to share my feelings, in hope
I am writing more or less to share my feelings, in hope that it will help me in some way.
I have just about given up on life. We have been dealing with PA and former TN allergy since my son was around 3 years old. He is 13 years old now. We pulled my son out of K in the middle of the year when he was 5. We homeschool out of necessity. Even the OCR out of Texas would not help us. The sup. of the school system here basically called and lied. That was long ago and we moved on.
We live in a very rural community with almost no one EVER understanding this allergy. We are Christian and can't even get churches to work with us. They act as if we're nuts or something. We have been involved in a homeschool group, but the moms were always too scared for my ds to come over without me. Now that he is older, it is still sort of that way. Too scared!
His allergy has improved. He has gone from a 4 to a 2 on the scale and he can eat pecans now. We are still unsure about the other nuts. He is negative in blood tests and doc encouraged us to try the nuts on our own. We have not been brave enough yet.
You would think that after all these years, we would have gotten use to all this, but I think it gets worse! I'm happy of the improvement, but as far as society, we are pretty much on our own.
Truth is, I don't have much in me left to keep fighting this without almost having a mental breakdown. I am really struggling lately! It helps to at least come here and spill it all out. Thanks for taking time to read and I would appreciate any gentle support.
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