A Peanut Battle Update and More

Hey, all – sorry I haven’t been around. Work has been crazy… I’ve gotten a promotion without the promotion, so I am trying to do my old job and my new (really more of a new role than job) while transitioning.

Oh, and learning that raising two kids is a lot of work!

Anyhow, it has been another year already for my daughter, so we hauled her off to get her allergies re-tested, and to get The Boy tested as a precaution because now we have a “history” in our family.

The good news is that, based on the skin test, the allergist felt my daughter may no longer have an issue with peanuts! We were actually a bit worried, because they prick the arm, then leave you alone for 15 minutes. One of my daughter’s tests was really swelling a lot, and Ms. Kaz and I were a bit bummed because we assumed it was the peanut.

Turns out, that’s just the control test. Apparently something everyone reacts to (anyone? maybe just raw histamine??).

That being said, she still needs to go back for a … PEANUT CHALLENGE! (dun dun dun!)

Basically, they will start with a teeny tiny bit of peanut, uh, something. They will then watch. Then they will give a little more. Then watch. Eventually, it progresses to peanut butter on a cracker and beyond (presumably they’ll let her go to eating a whole jar of peanut butter than afternoon if she has no reaction and is so inclined).

So, we are not out of the woods yet, but things are looking a bit brighter!

One Response to A Peanut Battle Update and More

  1. Summer is fading fast and we’ve both got a pair of kids… what the heck were we thinking?!

    And no, I wouldn’t trade them for the world either. :-)

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