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6yr son ....outgrowing pa..
last week my 6yr ds, ptna, had a blood test, his first in 3 yrs.
the doctor called with the results, and she gave us the news that she really thinks that he can outgrow this.she discussed this on our visit with her, but i still was convinced that it was possible.
first step is to have a skin test, just for pa, the tna numbers were so high, that he will always have that allergy.
after skin test , if he passes, dr said some may fail, even if there numbers are low, we would move on to a challenge test, actually putting pb into his body, this is really getting to me, for the last 4 yrs we have been avoiding pb,and teaching him what to avoid, it has been really hard, and now what. i am having a hard time with this. my husband is so encouraged and i am afraid.
my husband said after the drs visit my son asked him if one day he will be able to eat pb like all the others kids in school. he heard the doctor talking about outgrowing this. this breaks my heart, i would do anything for him to outgrow this and to stop worrying about him everyday of his life.
so for my son, i will agree to do the skin test, i have so many questions, i hope to get the answers to.
i know the dr can answer alot for us, has anyone on here outgrown this , or your child has outgrown pa. once the challenge test is done, and if he can eat pb. then what , the dr told us that once you introduce the pb , you will always have to have it in your diet, which i am having a hard time accepting since we have been avoiding and living pn free for four years.
i would love to hear about someone else who has gone through this or is this just all hopeful thinking, or does the dr really know what will come.