Shortly after the incident, Dr. Levy tests Emma’s reactions to animals. Now she is suddenly anaphylactic to both horses and guinea pigs. Goodbye petting zoos (one of Emma’s favorite things).
Less than two months later, Rose takes Emma to one of their known “safe” places – Disneyland. Disney chefs are known for being amazing with food allergies, and Rose feels Emma is safe there. Until today. After a visit to The Tiki Room (where outside food is allowed), Emma tells Rose that she doesn’t feel good. Emma seems disoriented, and Rose notices that Emma’s face is beginning to swell. Suddenly that same, ominous, forced cough begins again – and Rose realizes Emma is having an anaphylactic reaction. Luckily Disneyland’s first aid station isn’t far. Rose runs there quickly after administering Emma’s EpiPen. Disney’s nurses immediately attended to Emma and paramedics (who are there, on property) arrived almost instantly. This time, it is determined, someone likely ate one of Emma’s allergens in The Tiki Room, leaving residue or crumbs on the benches. Emma, they conclude, must have inadvertently touched the residue, then her eyes, nose, or mouth – causing a life-threatening reaction.
A whole new level of fear for Rose and Emma.