A positive experience

In July this year my 6 year old son Harry had his first episode of anaphylaxis. Surprisingly, reflecting on the episode is not a negative experience and I would like to share this with other parents with children at risk of anaphylaxis.

You may wonder how there could possibly be an upside to an episode of anaphylaxis, but for me there was. The incident happened at our home on a Sunday evening when my husband was interstate and I was home with my 3 boys, aged 12, 10 and 6. My 12 year old, Tom had spent hours in the kitchen cooking us dinner from a recipe he had learnt at school. This was his first time attempting to cook everyone a meal and it had been quite an effort. He was cooking a meal that was “safe” for all of us. Both James and Harry have multiple food allergies - James to egg, dairy and tree nuts, and Harry has the same allergies as James with the addition of fish, kiwi, and sesame.

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