just extremely lucky?
When our two PA kids were 2 1/2 they got a hold of older brothers PB sandwich had broke out n red splotches. Benedryl and a trip to ER to be safe. No epi given. Blood test and skin test positive for both. Given episode pens and instructed to avoid peanuts and tree nuts. At age 4, one got a hold of a peanut m&m at a party and threw up. Niavely we didn't go to ER. Gave benadryl as precaution before he threw up and watched.
They are both now 8. We have been stupid. We avoid nuts, but they have always eaten m&m, processed in facilities, may contains, etc. They eat pizza and cake at parties. We go to restuarants all the time and never ask (like Noodles and Co) about cross contamination. We eat ice cream from DQ and BR a lot. They eat DD and other donuts. We have stupidly eaten buffet restaurants and they have even taken Brownies from a container with other brownies with nuts.we have traveled to Canada, US, and the Caribbean and never once took precautions.
We switched allergists because other one moved. New one is scaring me to death. We have had no skin tests since the first one but blood IGe shows high and extremely high.
we are going to do the Uknow test but I have started taking better precautions and hubby says I am now over reacting and shouldnt change things until we get unknown test.
Of course the doubt in my mind is, could they have outgrown it and that is why we have never had another episode even though we were very stupidly unaware?! Have we just been extremely lucky?
Can we have really high blood test and not be allergic?
I am really so confused. Of course, I want to protect my kids and am making the necessary changes...I am not asking to be judged or berated for our stupidity.