RECENT PEANUT ALLERGY
Hi. My name is Kristy. I wanted to join this site to maybe find out more info and for the support.
Wow!! I never expected to have a child with a severe food allergy. About a month ago, my husband had been eating a PB sandwich (he knew not to give him a bite, they say not to until age 2yrs) he gave our son a very small bite. Within 15 min, his eye swelled up and he was acting very uncomfortable, clawing his face and ears from the itching. I asked my husband, "DID YOU GIVE HIM A BITE OF PB??!!!" When he said yes, I took off to the ER. They gave him steroids and watched him. They sent us home about 2 hrs later. I wanted to make sure so I took him to a pediatric allergist. Got the results yesterday!! My son is a class/category 4 to peanut.
I just feel like crying constantly!!! I don't want anyone to watch him. We have decided I will quit my job to stay home with him. I will be home schooling when the time comes. I do not trust schools or other caregivers to take care of him the way I will. I feel bad for all the families out there dealing with FA. I never realized how detailed things can get.