Reaction, Dr\'s visit, testing, and still full of questions

Posted on: Tue, 06/03/2008 - 4:30am
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Below is a brief summary of what happened two weeks ago in regards to my son's allergy, still not sure if something peanut was what caused it, as that is the only allergy to this point we are aware of.

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Posted on: Tue, 06/03/2008 - 8:50am
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(((hugs))) That must have been very scary for all of you.
I am not sure how old your son is, but you mentioned Diapers, so I am guessing that at most he is a toddler. Somewhere along the way I have read that when a child is vey young it is not unusual for Rast numbers to increase for a few years before leveling off or lowering. So that may be the case here. It may be worth asking your Dr, or even his nurse about.

Posted on: Tue, 06/03/2008 - 9:22am
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hollya, the increase in rast doesn't change anything. Seriously. You will still monitor the same, read labels the same, educate others the same. Of course what happened will always be etched in your mind.
Might I add that you did so very well with treating him once you realized this was a reaction. You should be extremely proud of your efforts.
Use this as a teaching moment. Talk to him at length about how your family did the right things to keep him safe. That the medicine was available and used just as the doctor wanted. And most of all, keep speaking to your child about how he feels about his reaction. I bet it was scary for him. And you, too.
I'm glad he's feeling better.

Posted on: Tue, 06/03/2008 - 9:23am
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Keep in mind hollya, that kids with class 1 RAST's can still be anaphylactic. I don't know that I'd read much more into it other than [i]he's still allergic[/i].

Posted on: Tue, 06/03/2008 - 11:38am
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Gosh.. How very scary for you and him. and it sounds like oyu handled the reaction exactly as you should have! Bravo! It also sound like he had a BiPhasic ( sp?) reaction too..
Have you figured out what it might have been?
Glad he is alright
and I agree.. whether your number are high or low you can still have anaphilaxis. so no different way to handle it.

Posted on: Wed, 06/04/2008 - 12:22am
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Thank you all so much. Today is a little better as I am trying not to consume myself in worry, which as you know can be easy to do. I really appreciate all of you and your thoughts and comments!!!!

Posted on: Thu, 06/05/2008 - 12:41am
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hollya, sorry to hear about your sons reaction. As I read your post, I too was thinking way to go! You were prepared and did what you had to do. I'm glad he's feeling better,

Posted on: Sat, 06/07/2008 - 6:30am
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hollya, I am glad everything worked out and your son is feeling better. Been there and know how you feel. For me, comfort zones get very tight (although already tight). There are good days and bad, but you get back into a routine. It's a traumatice experience, and time is needed to adjust back to "normal".
And, know that you did the right thing!

Posted on: Mon, 06/09/2008 - 3:33am
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Thank you pfmom2, I am glad someone feels the same way. I still have been going back to that night in my head and it has been over 2 weeks. We got "B's" rast test scores back..don't know if I have already posted this, he went from a 7.02 (Class 3) less than 1 year ago to a (Class 5) any one else with the same situation?

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