Not to sound like a broken record....

Posted on: Mon, 06/11/2001 - 12:08pm
chasie's picture
Joined: 07/20/2000 - 09:00

But It will be 1yr, in Aug. when we were told that Jason has PA. I know he has it but I can not stop thinking that it was a weird mess up, and he really doesn't have it. I want to get him retested after he turns 3. Just to see, but I know it will show that he is! Does anyone understand what I mean. I don't know if what I'm feeling is right, I just think about all the stuff that can happen to him, then it kicks in, I feel like I can't handle it anymore. Please tell me that ya'll feel like this too, and one day I will snap out of it, and be ok.

Posted on: Mon, 06/11/2001 - 2:23pm
JessicaW's picture
Joined: 10/31/2000 - 09:00

I can relate to what you are feeling! It has been over 2 years since we found out our son is pa and I still have those feelings of being overwhelmed with the responsibility of keeping him safe. As time goes on though, I've noticed we get into our daily routines and I start to feel more like I can handle it all again. So things do get better. It helps to know there are so many parents and PA adults going through the same thing.

Posted on: Mon, 06/11/2001 - 10:39pm
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

My PA son turns 3 next Monday, and we are planning on having him tested sometime during the year (before he turns 4). I am also going to have my 6 month old daughter tested at some point after she is a year old. I already know that she has some allergies and want to find out the rest before I give her that food.
I know exactly how you feel.

Posted on: Mon, 06/11/2001 - 10:59pm
Claire's picture
Joined: 04/19/2000 - 09:00

Oh yes I totally understand. However with my Christopher this is the reason i had doubts. He was in first grade the last time he had a really bad reaction to food he ingested. we have been so extremely careful that there has not been a mix up since then. He has been so long without a reaction that I thought maybe he is no longer allergic even though the doctors told us he was so allergic not to expect him to outgrow the allergy. Well back in October he was exposed to a peanut butter cup 2 times and reacted out of the smell. He was very ill. I now am back at reality realizing how serious and still allergic he is. He is 15 and has never eaten any food at school unless it was from myself and only goes to a few restaurants and gets burgers usually because he knows they are safe or lobster. I am sure he is still allergic but yes i think there is a point where we have a big hope we are wrong. take care claire

Posted on: Mon, 06/11/2001 - 11:27pm
torontosue's picture
Joined: 06/08/2001 - 09:00

Yes, and it's been 6 1/2 years since his diagnosis and I still sometimes in the back of my mind think, well, the allergist was a jerk anyway, so maybe just maybe, he screwed up. Yet I could list a ton of reactions that T. has had since then, yet I always have that thought in the back of my mind. I guess it's just wishful thinking, but you know, even if I went to a different allergist now and he said T. wasn't allergic to nuts, I don't think I'd allow him to eat them anyway.

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