Perfume sniff jolting
Nostrils quaking, heartbreaking
Fresh air space brings joy
My daughter (M.) has many severe allergies. Someone with perfume on, just walking by, and her body reacts. We’ve gone to many restaurants and M. always notifies the waitress of her seafood allergy. We’ve never had a problem until a few weeks ago.
Well, a lady at a table close to us was saturated with heavy perfume. M.’s throat started tingling. To top it off, the lady’s order came and the fish aroma was overwhelming. Then came the final insult to M.’s sensitive body. Our order arrived, M. tasted her food and started to get bumps on her tongue. Time to leave even though we’d barely touched our food. Called for doggy bags. Heartbreaking that we couldn’t enjoy our evening out.
Within a minute of getting fresh air after we escaped, M. was fine. She always carries Benadryl with her just in case, but didn’t have to use it this time. Her throat didn’t swell up like it has in the past. Lucky her!
M. just found out she’s allergic to avocado, also. The journey continues.
*(Gratefully acknowledge the unknown photographer of this baby photo. It was edited to enhance some facial features. )