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Posted on: Tue, 12/05/2006 - 11:52am
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Joined: 11/16/2006 - 09:00

I recently joined and have posted a couple times, and should probably introduce myself! We just found out that my 3-year-old son has peanut allergy (level 5). They suspect he has asthma as well. We held off on giving him peanuts until he turned 3 because of a family history of food allergies. Because of this, it was a big deal when we finally let him try something with peanuts in it. He immediately began grunting a lot and trying to cough, and he would not say anything. When he did say a few words, they were slurred and he was salivating a lot. We called 911, but the episode resolved itself pretty quickly while the paramedics were here without any medication. We requested allergy testing, and he scored a 57 on his blood test (I am still learning about RAST tests and am not able to give more specifics than that yet...). The lifestyle changes have been very shocking, as well as having to accept this reality for our son and figure out how best to navigate it. My husband and I are so thankful to have discovered this board and the wealth of information you all have shared.


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