The Faces Behind the Auvi-Q

In light of yesterday’s announcement that the Auvi-Q will not only be returning to market, but will be doing so next month, I wanted to share more of the information I’ve learned about the company and the people behind it. I’ll confess that I was ambivalent about the Auvi-Q the first time it was available. Read More …

Feeding Tubes and Food Allergies

A few weeks ago, my husband’s grandmother got a permanent feeding tube. At 95 years old, this was only one in a line of medical interventions addressing her declining health for the last several months.Despite her various health issues, she has not taken this transition well. And who can blame her? Food is tied to Read More …

Auvi-Q Recall

Troubling news just in: ALL Auvi-Q autoinjectors currently issued are being voluntarily recalled by Sanofi because of potentially inaccurate dosing. Allergic individuals who have Auvi-Qs should still use them until a replacement can be obtained, but you should contact your doctor for a prescription for a different auto-injector as soon as possible. “The recall involves Read More …

A Food Allergy Lesson from a Headache

We believe that Zax gets migraines. They haven’t been officially diagnosed, but we’ve got the family history and they certainly fit the pattern. A few years ago, we learned to medicate him at the first complaint of a headache, because if we don’t, we’ll regret it when the screaming and vomiting set in. We’ve also Read More …