6. The Real Struggle Of A Parent Taking Care Of Their Sick Children
Becoming a parent can be a joyous blessing. However, it can also be a stressful time from the moment you conceive until, well, the end of time. Luckily, doctors do all that they can to make children healthy, but it’s on the parents to take care of those conditions for the rest of their lives. That makes raising children even more stressful than it needs to be, and it doesn’t help when everyone else around you doesn’t believe you or is too selfish to care. For N8theGr8, it’s something a lot more serious than other children not washing their hands.
“Both of my daughters have been diagnosed with FPIES. That’s short for Food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome. It basically means that they show delayed allergic reactions to something like 90% of food out there. They can’t have dairy, soy, eggs, meat, nuts, wheat, and rice, just to name a few. My wife had to develop a lot of recipes on her own because nothing existed that included the foods that were available to them. Because of this, she may spend up to three hours a day cooking. We have to carry hand wipes with us because she’d end up having a reaction just from playing on things that other kids have played on.”