Wednesday, April 11, 2012
ALLERGIES: Reason For Taking Our Son with Allergies Out Of Preschool
It's unfortunate that it came to this. I really wanted it to work out. The weeks of our son crying when I dropped him off from school was very difficult, for both of us. However, he finally had adjusted. Just in time for me to pull him out. :(
Yup, you heard me right, I pulled him out of preschool. Believe me, it was not an easy decision. Yet, in my heart, I feel it is the right decision.
What made me change my mind?
His latest allergy test is probably the number one reason that caused me to pull him out of preschool. Seeing in black and white that his milk allergy almost doubled scared me to the core. My thoughts jumped to his previous anaphylactic reactions before the milk test increased. I couldn't stop myself from thinking about what his little body would do now that his allergy is almost twice as severe. I can't put that responsibility on someone else. Not without feeling a tremendous amount of guilt. I can't, and I won't.
For those of you that do not have severe milk allergies just think about all the products that milk is in. It goes beyond cheese, yogurt, butter, and ice cream. Milk is in crackers, chips, granola bars, french fries and so much more. It is an allergy that isn't thought of or taken as seriously as a peanut allergy probably because severe reactions to dairy are just not as common.
What does this mean when our son is five and supposed to be in Kindergarten? I guess you'll just have to wait and see... In the meantime, I will enjoy every minute of the day with my little guy knowing he is safe.