Need advice on son\'s birthday party on Saturday..

Posted on: Wed, 10/04/2006 - 6:22am
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My sons party is Saturday, and this year besides his peanut and shellfish allergy he tested low scores of 1 on soy,egg,beef and wheat and a 2 on corn and orange.The allergist said to keep an eye on these but if he never showed any signs of reaction to let it be but not to overload him .. His party is hard to do because he wants pringles,cheese doodles, chocolate ice cream which we make,pretzels and fruit punch which contains orange juice. On top of that he wants barbecued burgers, and the eggs in the cake.. Any ideas on this ... can he have alittle to these snacks or are we playing with danger.. thanks, Kathy Ann

Posted on: Wed, 10/04/2006 - 6:29am
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I guess the real question is how much do you think he's really going to eat?
My daughter, for example, would really only be eating MEAT, the little carnivore that she is. Just nibbles of anything else, really... given that it is a party, that is.
If you think it is really possible he'll grossly overindulge, will he agree that YOU control his portions [i]for the party?[/i] Is he old enough to understand the limitation is so that he doesn't end up feeling bad on his birthday? (This would hold weight with DD, I know-- she had to forgo all dairy for a week ahead of her birthday so that she could tolerate a small scoop of strawberry sherbet, but it was worth it to her.)
I'm always inclined to give DD what she asks for for her birthday. (One year it involved me looking for a month for a cheesecake recipe that was entirely soy, egg, and sugar free... )
I guess I'd be pretty comfortable with it given that you've literally never seen any symptoms to any of it, right? But if you are truly concerned, you should put a call in to the allergist about it.
ETA:
The only ones I would be at all concerned about would be (perhaps) the easiest to eliminate. Anytime something rises to class 2 (RAST?) I begin to worry a little, and egg is the only other real heavy hitter in your list.
If you can get him to leave out the corn and orange, for example...
Can you make your punch with pineapple juice instead? (If you love the orange taste, you can use a bit of zest in it instead of actual OJ)
And maybe cheese Pringles instead of the corn-based cheese puffs?
I'd just leave the eggs out of the cake and not tell him (or anyone else)... trust me, nobody will ever even know.
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[This message has been edited by Corvallis Mom (edited October 04, 2006).]

Posted on: Wed, 10/04/2006 - 10:09am
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you could also use turkey burgers... they taste the same
++++ plus my son for one of his allergy tests came up positive for eggs and corn and i know he isnt alergic to them. our dr said its proably a false positive, BUT it wasnt a rast test it was a scratch test.
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erin
son alergic to peanuts, dairy , strawberries, blueberries, and dogs.

Posted on: Wed, 10/04/2006 - 11:08am
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Hi,
I have MFA(most w/ GI symptoms only). My old Allergist told me to rotate and reduce. So how about compromising on some of his allergens?
Good idea, Smudge. Like the turkey burgers...Perdue is the best, and the Jennie-O burgers are good, too. Or you could combine beef and turkey, just to 'reduce' a little. (Use ground turkey, NOT ground turkey breast.)
I'm with Corvallis Mom on the eggs...he'll never know. Corn syrup has always bothered me more than actual corn; it's so much more concentrated.
Does he tolerate these things well usually? Of course you want to let him have fun for his birthday, but you don't want him sick, either.
Good luck,
Daisy
Edited to add, the 'rotate' part is that if you decide to let him have some of these for his birthday, don't let him have them for a few days before the party.
[This message has been edited by Daisy (edited October 04, 2006).]

Posted on: Wed, 10/04/2006 - 6:29am
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Joined: 05/22/2001 - 09:00

I guess the real question is how much do you think he's really going to eat?
My daughter, for example, would really only be eating MEAT, the little carnivore that she is. Just nibbles of anything else, really... given that it is a party, that is.
If you think it is really possible he'll grossly overindulge, will he agree that YOU control his portions [i]for the party?[/i] Is he old enough to understand the limitation is so that he doesn't end up feeling bad on his birthday? (This would hold weight with DD, I know-- she had to forgo all dairy for a week ahead of her birthday so that she could tolerate a small scoop of strawberry sherbet, but it was worth it to her.)
I'm always inclined to give DD what she asks for for her birthday. (One year it involved me looking for a month for a cheesecake recipe that was entirely soy, egg, and sugar free... )
I guess I'd be pretty comfortable with it given that you've literally never seen any symptoms to any of it, right? But if you are truly concerned, you should put a call in to the allergist about it.
ETA:
The only ones I would be at all concerned about would be (perhaps) the easiest to eliminate. Anytime something rises to class 2 (RAST?) I begin to worry a little, and egg is the only other real heavy hitter in your list.
If you can get him to leave out the corn and orange, for example...
Can you make your punch with pineapple juice instead? (If you love the orange taste, you can use a bit of zest in it instead of actual OJ)
And maybe cheese Pringles instead of the corn-based cheese puffs?
I'd just leave the eggs out of the cake and not tell him (or anyone else)... trust me, nobody will ever even know.
[img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
[This message has been edited by Corvallis Mom (edited October 04, 2006).]

Posted on: Wed, 10/04/2006 - 10:09am
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Joined: 02/26/2006 - 09:00

you could also use turkey burgers... they taste the same
++++ plus my son for one of his allergy tests came up positive for eggs and corn and i know he isnt alergic to them. our dr said its proably a false positive, BUT it wasnt a rast test it was a scratch test.
--
erin
son alergic to peanuts, dairy , strawberries, blueberries, and dogs.

Posted on: Wed, 10/04/2006 - 11:08am
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Joined: 01/16/2006 - 09:00

Hi,
I have MFA(most w/ GI symptoms only). My old Allergist told me to rotate and reduce. So how about compromising on some of his allergens?
Good idea, Smudge. Like the turkey burgers...Perdue is the best, and the Jennie-O burgers are good, too. Or you could combine beef and turkey, just to 'reduce' a little. (Use ground turkey, NOT ground turkey breast.)
I'm with Corvallis Mom on the eggs...he'll never know. Corn syrup has always bothered me more than actual corn; it's so much more concentrated.
Does he tolerate these things well usually? Of course you want to let him have fun for his birthday, but you don't want him sick, either.
Good luck,
Daisy
Edited to add, the 'rotate' part is that if you decide to let him have some of these for his birthday, don't let him have them for a few days before the party.
[This message has been edited by Daisy (edited October 04, 2006).]

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