Hi, I have one son, age 2. He was diagnosed about 1 year ago with PA and EA. He had an anaphylactic reaction, I think to egg. He tested positive for both peanut and egg. Both were about a 5 or 6 on the RAST test. His Dr also thinks he has asthma, although he is too litle to be diagnosed with this for sure. There is no family history of either, although we do have seasonal allergies, which I've heard can be a factor.
He is in daycare, and they've been doing a good job managing his allergy. He had one minor reaction, but it was because he got ahold of something he wasn't supposed to have (from another child). They caught it right away but he had taken 1 bite. Luckily that reaction was less serious than his first. And it was in the afternoon, so we took him to the Dr within a couple hours (he only had hives, not trouble breathing) and got a shot, etc.
However, we're moving in a couple months, and I have to go through this all again - finding a good daycare, educating them about his allergies... hopefully I can find one that has some experience with this... Then there will be preschool and school...
I've been looking around this board, and others. There's a LOT of GREAT information out there. But it's all so overwhelming, it's hard to know where to begin! And I don't handle stress well :) nor am I good at speaking out! :)
Anyway, sorry this got so long, I know I have a lot to learn, and it sounds like this is a great place to start!
On Dec 1, 2007
Welcome! I've only recently started posting here and it is a great place to start!
Where are you moving to? My DS is 3, diagnosed PA at 2 - just hives in his one reaction so far. His preschool became peanut free about 2 months after his diagnosis - that has been a real blessing for us. Maybe you can find a peanut free school?
On Dec 1, 2007
Thanks. Yes, that would be great!
I don't know specifically. We're staying in MN. DH will be working from St Paul. We do not have living arrangements up there, yet. So could be any of a number of suburbs or localities. But that's the general area.