My greatest wish came true!!

Posted on: Thu, 10/03/2002 - 11:20am
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Well everyone, it's done. The food challenge has been done and Kasey is NO LONGER allergic to peanuts. First the Dr. made her eat one bite of cracker with PB on it (we couldn't see the PB there was so little on it), and we waited 1/2 hour and nothing happened, then she took a bite of another cracker with lots of PB, and we waited 1/2 hour and nothing happened, then she ate the whole rest of that cracker and waited 1 hour, nothing happened!!

I can't believe it. I am reading these posts now and just feel like crying, not believing that I don't have to worry about this anymore. I am so happy I did the challenge and didn't wait.

I will still come back once in a while to read the posts here. Thank you all so much for all the knowledge you have given me about pa, I will continue to pass it on.

Shirley

Posted on: Thu, 10/03/2002 - 11:32am
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That is so wonderful! I am happy for you and wish you all the best!
Maybe more and more of us will have such a blessing.
Take care,
Lana

Posted on: Thu, 10/03/2002 - 11:32am
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CONGRATULATIONS! I am curious as to the severity of your child's allergy, what sort of reactions, etc. Tell us the whole scoop, if you will, as it gives us all hope!
You're a lucky duck!

Posted on: Thu, 10/03/2002 - 11:39am
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My daughter had one reaction when she was 11 months (she is almost 4 now) she had eaten a small amount of pb and her eyes immediately got swolen and red, and she rubbed and rubbed them and cried and had hives all over her body, then when she was 2 she vomited immediately after eating supper at a friends house. Those were the only reactions she ever had. I kept her extremely well away from anything with or may contain.
Kasey is certainly a lucky duck, she is so excited, she says she's going to tell the whole world she's not allergic anymore.
PS: she didn't like the PB!!
[img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] Shirley

Posted on: Thu, 10/03/2002 - 12:32pm
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Mommy,
Did your daughter ever have a Cap Rast or skin prick test?? If yes, can you give the Cap Rast number and the size of the wheal of the skin prick. I too (like so many others) hope that my son outgrows this allergy, and I feel he is REALLY close. My Dr. said he could possibly have an oral challenge in the next year or so. His last CAP RAST was .71 (down a little from the year before) and his wheal of the skin prick was 4mm (the Dr. told me that if his skin prick was 3mm or less she would have oral challenged him this year.)
Sorry to ramble...you just give me such hope for my own child.

Posted on: Fri, 10/04/2002 - 1:35am
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I am so glad for you Mommy! We are also in that 'hoping to outgrow' class too! Yes, any info you can provide about test results are helpful to those of us still hoping!
I am just so happy for you all! Congrats and happy worry free eating!! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]
kcmom

Posted on: Fri, 10/04/2002 - 2:38am
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So happy for you! We, too are very low on our recent RAST after only a year and a half, our dd being just 3. You give us such hope! becca

Posted on: Fri, 10/04/2002 - 10:18am
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Oh,Shriley how exciting! Congratulations and good luck to your daughter - how very, very happy you must be! Yes, please give us the details on the CAP RAST test numbers if you have them. Would be curious to see where her numbers were previously.
Again, congrats and best of luck to your dd! This really made my day to see some good news!
Diane

Posted on: Fri, 10/04/2002 - 11:42am
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Well, my daughter has had 3 skin prick tests, and one cap rast test. The first skin test 3 years ago, was supposedly positive but the Dr. that did it was a beginner and I don't think he did it right. The second time (new Dr.) the prick test was negative with the drops so they put real PB on it instead and then there was a reaction. So a year later (after a girl from this board told me about a really good Dr. at the Montreal Childrens) I got an appt with her, 6 months ago her skin prick test came out negative (they didn't really give measures) but I think it was like 3 mm, she said it was too small to measure, couldn't measure it, so I immediatly went for the caprast test and 2 months got the results of that which was negative (they didn't give any numbers at all) So she scheduled me for an Open Food Challenge and yesterday my daughter at the hospital ate a whole teaspoon of peanut butter and had no reaction. I am scared, the Dr. said start slowly to give her stuff with peanuts, granola bars, cereal etc.. She is OK. But I don't know, I'm scared, but why should I be when she ate a whole teaspoon yesterday and was fine, not even one hive!
Wishes do come true, that's all I can say.
and yours might too, I will wish for you guys too.
Shirley

Posted on: Fri, 10/04/2002 - 11:58am
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Great news Shirley! all the best to you and your daughter.

Posted on: Fri, 10/04/2002 - 12:48pm
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So happy for you Shirley! My son is loving PBJ sandwiches & granola bars. My Mom is spoiling him on regular candy now. I hope more & more kids will outgrow this allergy. It is such a relief & a burden lifted. I know what you mean about still being fearful. I still watch every time he eats something, but never any problems. he tells everyone he is no longer allergic to peanuts, also. Congrats! Amy

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