Skin tested today . Got some good news.

Posted on: Wed, 01/16/2002 - 5:15am
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My 5yr old son Tom had all his food allergy skin tests done today plus a few new ones.

Peanuts and all tree nut were still 4++.
I was expecting that.

Egg is still the same at a 2+, that was a dissapointment.

We tested Sunflower seeds for the first time. It turned out to be a 4+. My hunch prove correct about that.

BUT HIS MILK IS DOWN!!!!!
FROM A 3+ TO A 2+!!!!!!
Maybe I'm easily please but, I'M SO HAPPY FOR TOM!!!!!

I was expecting egg to go down further, it did'nt. But I was'nt expecting Tom to outgrow milk for years!!

My best friends husband had a milk allergy and eventually outgrew it at 14 yrs of age.

The allergist has suggested a possible food challenge with milk in her office if I think Tom is ready for it.

Life is Grand!!
Love TLSMOM

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Posted on: Wed, 01/16/2002 - 7:24am
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TLSMOM,
I'm so happy for your elation! Boy you have your hands full with all that he is allergic to. I guess it's a matter of time before he outgrows the other allergies?
Let's hope anyway!
Yeah Tom!

Posted on: Wed, 01/16/2002 - 11:43pm
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smack:
Thanks for the best wishes!!!
Your so considerate and kind!!!!!
Right back at ya,,
Have a great Day
Love Erin

Posted on: Thu, 01/17/2002 - 7:18am
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Wow - you have a great attitude!!! I hope that Tom will do fine with milk and eggs very soon. My daughter outgrew her egg allergy by age 2 and her milk allergy by age 3. Our allergist said that the skin test often remains showing a positive even after the child has outgrown it. I think the food challenge might be worthwhile if you and Tom are up to it. Good luck! Miriam

Posted on: Thu, 01/17/2002 - 10:26am
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California Mom:
Your a sweetie too.
I know from some of my postings I can come across as sort of negative, but I do consider myself a positive person,but not perfect.
But I really do take my joys from the simplest things. What was that that Walden said? " Simplify,Simplify".
Despite the multiple food allergy issues for both my children, I'm just so gratified that at 43yrs of age I'm a relatively happy person.
I had an allergy scare today with my 5yr old, but it turned he turned out to be OK.
I rubbed his forehead in bed this afternoon until he fell asleep. As he slept, my heart was just bursting with so much love for him. I thought about just how precious both he and his beautiful sister are to me, and what a WONDERFUL difference they have made in my life. To feel such joy is such a wonderful experience! It's what Leo Buscaglia calls "RAPTURE".
Love Erin
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Posted on: Thu, 01/17/2002 - 1:58pm
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Congrats, Erin -
It's so nice to hear positive news for once! Let us know how the challenge test goes - our allergist talked about doing one in the spring with my son because his milk and soy numbers have dropped some (I think he's a 2 or 3 for both). We know he still has a problem with milk since we've had a reaction this year, but I'm hopeful about soy.
By the way, I'm in and out tonight but I saw your post on the other thread about the feelings associated with being a PA mom, and just wanted to say I totally understand. I do think we should strive toward living a normal life...but God knows I'm nowhere close to that yet! I also think that reactions jerk you back to a different comfort zone. I'm sure I'd feel differently if we had gone five years without one.
I'm glad your son's better. Just gotta take it one day at a time.

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