new member...my 4yr old!

Posted on: Thu, 08/09/2007 - 12:41pm
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my 4yr old Carson was tested for a couple tree nuts(positive to cashew and pecan) so we caprast peanut(scratch, peanut was negative), it came back .48

I know it's low, but in my mind that means nothing!!!!

I will treat him as if he is *peanut allergic*...but since one test was positive and the other negative, is it best just to wait it out....maybe next year retest and go from there.....I guess that is the usual plan...*sigh*

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Chanda(mother of 4)
Sidney-8 1/2(beef and chocolate, grasses, molds, weeds, guinea pig, hamster & asthma)
Jake-6 1/2(peanut, all tree nuts, seeds(all-sesame, sunflower, pine nut, poppy) beef, chicken, eggs, coconut, trees, grasses, weeds, molds, cats, dogs, guinea pig & eczema & asthma)
Carson-4 peanut, tree nuts, milk, soy, egg, beef and pork, cats, dog, guinea pig, hamster, grass, mold, dust mite and EE)
Savannah-1 1/2 (milk, beef and egg, dog(avoiding peanuts, tree nuts, strawberries, seeds, legumes and corn)

Posted on: Thu, 08/09/2007 - 12:55pm
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Chanda,
Sorry to hear of another allergy for your son. I read in your signature you have another child allergic to peanuts, right? On the bright side, at least peanuts is already on the "aviod" list, if you have done it this long with your other child, your already and expert on what/what not to eat for PA- your not dealing with an additional food, right??? Good luck and keep safe! - Mindy

Posted on: Thu, 08/09/2007 - 1:11pm
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Oh chanda, sorry. I know you're not totally surprised by this, but yet...well, you know. At least you know the ropes. You just never know with those low numbers, sometimes they shoot up. I'd guess you're doing the right thing by avoiding.
Hugs...

Posted on: Thu, 08/09/2007 - 1:24pm
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Thanks ladies, I knew he'd become allergic at some point(I just had a feeling)...so I was kind of surprised it was positive, but then I was surprised it was so low as well, if that makes sense.
I posted in schools about my 6yr old...we have to add all seeds to his list of foods now, he was class 2 and 3's for the 4 seeds we tested. Now that sucks(but explains some contact reactions(one was hives all over his back after sititng on the couch without a shirt on) I thought from grandpa eating them prior to visiting)....
I do have one question, if I can ask here....Jake used to be allergic to chicken when he was like 1-3yrs old...then outgrew it...his caprast now showed a class 2 again(.87)...I am unsure how to handle that. I haven't seen any reactions, but then maybe it was one that was unexplained too....any chicken allergies out there?? Thanks [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Chanda(mother of 4)
Sidney-8 1/2(beef and chocolate, grasses, molds, weeds, guinea pig, hamster & asthma)
Jake-6 1/2(peanut, all tree nuts, seeds(all-sesame, sunflower, pine nut, poppy) beef, chicken, eggs, coconut, trees, grasses, weeds, molds, cats, dogs, guinea pig & eczema & asthma)
Carson-4 peanut, tree nuts, milk, soy, egg, beef and pork, cats, dog, guinea pig, hamster, grass, mold, dust mite and EE)
Savannah-1 1/2 (milk, beef and egg, dog(avoiding peanuts, tree nuts, strawberries, seeds, legumes and corn)

Posted on: Thu, 08/09/2007 - 1:51pm
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Sorry to hear about the test--I held my breath when we had our 3yr old tested. I couldn't believe she was only allergic to weeds (rag weed...).
Do you find it easier to avoid all their allergies or just avoid for specific kids?

Posted on: Thu, 08/09/2007 - 11:38pm
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Sorry Chandra, wow you have so much on your plate with the allergies. I really feel for you.
I have no idea what to say about the chicken.
hang in there.
btw, do you stil have your neice/nephew??

Posted on: Fri, 08/10/2007 - 12:02am
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Quote:Originally posted by Peanut Militia:
[b]Sorry to hear about the test--I held my breath when we had our 3yr old tested. I couldn't believe she was only allergic to weeds (rag weed...).
Do you find it easier to avoid all their allergies or just avoid for specific kids?[/b]
I hope your 3yr old continues to stay negative...this was Carson's 3rd caprast for peanut, all were negative until now!
As for avoiding, it depends what it is. Milk, I do let the older 2 drink/eat milk products, while the younger 2 drink rice milk and avoid. I don't cook with beef anymore(too much of a hassle using different meats) I make a meal using turkey(no allergies yet) and then alter it per-child(add cheese for some, not for others etc...). But the main/dangerous allergies we ALL avoid(peanuts, tree nuts, eggs and now seeds) are NOT allowed in the house.
ps I know milk allergies can be dangerous, but so far, having it in the house for some of the kids hasn't been an issue. No reactions to date, I do try to be very careful.
saknjmom...the nephews didn't work out. My kids were starting to need therapy(which the county offered to pay for) but....we told them this isn't working, my kids don't *need* therapy....plus they wanted us to adopt them by the time school started, I would have fostered them, but no way did I want to adopt(and have 6 kids...oh no!)
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Chanda(mother of 4)
Sidney-8 1/2(beef and chocolate, grasses, molds, weeds, guinea pig, hamster & asthma)
Jake-6 1/2(peanut, all tree nuts, seeds(all-sesame, sunflower, pine nut, poppy) beef, chicken, eggs, coconut, trees, grasses, weeds, molds, cats, dogs, guinea pig & eczema & asthma)
Carson-4 peanut, tree nuts, milk, soy, egg, beef and pork, cats, dog, guinea pig, hamster, grass, mold, dust mite and EE)
Savannah-1 1/2 (milk, beef and egg, dog(avoiding peanuts, tree nuts, strawberries, seeds, legumes and corn)

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