yearly test - blah. the same kinda

Posted on: Sat, 08/18/2007 - 10:31am
hopechapel's picture
Joined: 12/11/2005 - 09:00

I know that the wisdom of this board seems to be to put away those high hopes for outgrowing and learn to live with food allergies.

There have been a few recent post of disappointments - one quite excruciating. So I geuss I should have been prepared for the peanut allergy to still be with us. Not a bad number - 3.06 but up. First year it was 4.6 and last year it was 2.7. I just really thought we'd go way down now that my boy is 4.5. I was planning my speeches, making my bargains with god. The allergist calls me and says on my machine "I am happy to say this is good news!" What a dummy. Does he not know what I think good news is? Yeah, yeah -- it did not go up to 100 or something -- BUT DAMN -- then he made me come in to get the results. And the results are basically the same. Then he tells my son he can eat tree-nuts eventhough -- I know he can't -- he has little scores to three of them and he lost macademia but gained hazelnut -probably because he ate some chocolates we thought were nut free but weren't. So , no, my kids allergies are not terrible. He does have asthma which I geuss amps up the risk. But boy was I hoping to not have to do all this. I learned a lesson. Do not test in August. It is too close to the start of school to blow the dream that it all may be different. For a day or two, when I imagined the Dr's happy news was lets keep testing... I tasted walking back into "normal" life. It was too good. God I hate this. Yes there are worse worse things -- but boy it felt so happy and nice to be like the others and not have to check out the party table and tell the hostess that your kid cannot have nuts. And now -- another year.

Posted on: Sat, 08/18/2007 - 11:07am
lilysmom's picture
Joined: 07/20/2007 - 09:00

I'm so sorry, hugs to you and your family.

Posted on: Sat, 08/18/2007 - 3:52pm
Sarahb's picture
Joined: 01/22/2007 - 09:00

Me too....I'm a chin up kinda gal but this really bites sometimes. There is no denying that.

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