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Posted on: Thu, 08/20/2009 - 4:22am
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I'm mom to Jonathan who is almost 4. We found out the hard way he was allergic to peanuts at 1 1'2 by ingesting a nickle size of a pb&J sandwich. He's allergic to peanuts/treenuts per blood test. The RAST test showed many false positives so we do blood work only. He just went for his blood test again (last time was when first diag) Initially in 2007 F13 Peanut levels were .82, now they are worse the doctor said at 14.5 How is that possible? Anyways we have been vigilant about what is given to him to avoid problems, no food that is even manufactured on ect. Now it's time for preschool, and it's so scary. I try to warn him, I have talked with the teacher3 times. He won't be there for lunch, so that's good, but snack time, which I will pack, is going to be scary. Preschool doesn't have seperate tables. My sister in law one time kissed him on the cheek 2 hours after she had a peanut butter cracker, and he broke out in hives on his cheek. I'm just so nervous. The teacher knows how to use the epi pen, and the school doesn't allow peanuts, yet, a parent of a child without an allergy isn't going to read ingrediants and make sure food is not brought in on machinery that has come in contact with and so fourth. So many questions, I will stop complaining, and read every post here, I am glad I found this site, thanks for listening

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