New here - Multiple allergies

Posted on: Tue, 08/09/2005 - 10:58am
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Hi. My son had what they suspected was a milk/soy allergy. We have lived with that since he was around 4 months. I was cautious and stayed away from peanut/nut products. He is now 15 months. The Dr's office called Saturday morning (never a good thing when they call on the weekend!) with results of his bloodwork. Milk/egg (5), Peanut and Cat (4), Dog (3) and Soy (2). I am not an expert at understanding those results, but I know enough to understand that those are not great results. Now I can't believe that I was foolish enough to not insist on testing. We saw a GI specialist and a dietician and neither of them encouraged it even. I was totally shocked by the peanut. We have an appt with the allergy dr on Monday. I've tried to read as much as I could since I got the news. Our Dr's office told me to only feed him food he has had before..nothing new til we see the allergy Dr. Do you think that's an appropriate answer, or should she have also given us an Epi-pen. I don't know what to think about that. I am feeling like there's so little that he can eat right now. To make thing worse, he has a sister (2 1/2 yr old) with no known allergies. How do any of you manage an older sibling? I am SO glad that I found this site.
Thanks!
Beth

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