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Blacktown family finds courage amid complex food allergies

Tuesday, November 14, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Andrea Guidi
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By: Harrison Vesey

Blacktwonsun.com, 11/07/17

 

 

Maureen Moloney will never forget the moment she said goodbye to her youngest daughter.

Though she will celebrate her second birthday this week, Hannah Fletcher nearly didn’t make it to six months due to her rare and complex food disorders.

After four weeks of vomiting, she weighed just 4.3 kilograms when she was again admitted to hospital.

“It was devastating. There was a time when she went into shock and I honestly was saying goodbye to her,” Ms Moloney said. “To me it looked like she was dying.”

Hannah was eventually diagnosed with Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome (FPIES), a food allergy that causes vomiting, diarrhoea and dehydration.

Read more of Maureen's story here


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