Fianlly posting... 3 y.o PA and EA SOn

Posted on: Thu, 08/10/2006 - 9:36am
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I have been hanging out since April 17th but thought I would become "official." Here is our story... Our son has had an egg allergy for a couple of years, not big deal and doctor said it "wasn't ana." We have tried egg off and on cooked in things with no problem, and his latest RAST was around a 1... so we will try again soon.

Now on to the peanut... we were avoiding (because of the egg), but he did have a PNB cookie around 2 1/2 (said tonge itched... but it had egg as well)... at 3 years and 3 months, my husband put a bit of PNB on his back, and he got a couple hives... back to the allergist who SPT tested for PN and then a second allergist for a RAST (96, class 5). Although he never really had PN except for the cookie, we ate Chinese food 2X week, ice cream 2X week, potty trained with M&Ms, (you get the picture)... so there has been a lot of adjustments around here.

In the beginning I FREAKED... I did not know how I could protect him while still letting him have a carefree childhood (great comfort in the quote that "Your child can still have a carefree childhood, you just may not get a carefree motherhood." I have been doing better as I have gain my little experience (eating out, shopping, etc.) and I realize that I have my husband here who is much more rational to help me find a balance.

I also have a good male friend who I just met a couple years ago. He is 31 and PA and EA. Obviously people are brought into our lives for a reason... really cute when we go to an event and I am reading label and he is not (he has been doing this for 29 years). I also have a high tolerance for people not getting it because I was the person who brought the "hey I order the plain Mrs. Field giant Cookie" to his birthday celebration last year!

I will have to start a post on the things that drive me crazy about this allergy... because 4 months into it, and reading every study available, there are many... my nephew has a class 6 egg allergy, but has been eating eggs all his life... avoid to outgrow... small doses in studies build up tolerance and lower RAST score... reactions get worse... reaction don't get worse... never outgrow with high RAST... people outgrow with RAST over 100...(you will find that I look for the disconfirming evidence... show me one person who doesn't fit the "rule", and it is not a rule)... this allergy is filled with exceptions!

Other thoughts... we breastfeed, all organic, no pesticides on our lawn, I wouldn't let DH build a fire, delay shots, etc., ect., Maybe we were too consevative... who knows... love Jason's view of the world... check box... and move forward.

Looking forward to learning together.

Lindy

[This message has been edited by LindyLovesA (edited August 11, 2006).]

Posted on: Fri, 08/11/2006 - 11:06am
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Hi,
Welcome to the boards! My dd is 4 and passed an egg challenge at age 2. Her skin test at the time was 6mm and her RAST was 1.69. I hope your son will outgrow as well. It sounds like he might be on his way.
We just retested peanut and her RAST was negative. We will skin test on Tuesday and challenge if it's negative. Unfortunately, since both blood and skin tests can give false results we are trying not to get too excited yet.
Anyway, sorry you have to be here, but this board is great and has been somewhat of a lifeline for me in dealing with PA.
Shannon
McKenna-Kate, 4, PA
Cash, 1, NKA

Posted on: Fri, 08/11/2006 - 11:06am
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Joined: 09/07/2004 - 09:00

Hi,
Welcome to the boards! My dd is 4 and passed an egg challenge at age 2. Her skin test at the time was 6mm and her RAST was 1.69. I hope your son will outgrow as well. It sounds like he might be on his way.
We just retested peanut and her RAST was negative. We will skin test on Tuesday and challenge if it's negative. Unfortunately, since both blood and skin tests can give false results we are trying not to get too excited yet.
Anyway, sorry you have to be here, but this board is great and has been somewhat of a lifeline for me in dealing with PA.
Shannon
McKenna-Kate, 4, PA
Cash, 1, NKA

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