Learning to Live with My Son's Anaphylaxis

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Wendy Mondello

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Wendy Mondello is the mother of two children and lives in Pawling, New York with her husband, Gary.

Traveling with a toddler can be extremely nerve-wracking – especially when it’s your first child. My experience was no different.

While dining at a hotel restaurant, the waitress handed my two-year-old a sippy cup to go with the breakfast I had packed him. After he took his first sip, he started moving his tongue in a funny way and crying. I immediately knew what was wrong and kicked myself for not checking: the sippy cup was full of milk – not water. My son, Joseph, was having a severe allergic reaction.

Anaphylaxis can be frightening, but being prepared will help you feel empowered to prevent a dangerous allergic reaction. Do you know all the facts?

Medical Reviewer: William C. Lloyd III, MD, FACS Last Review Date: Nov 6, 2015

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