I got a phone call yesterday (yep, on a Saturday) from B-man's allergist. I was pretty excited, and nervous all at once when I saw the caller ID. See, he was only going to call if B-man's results were far different from the expected. So I knew things were much better, or much worse.
And you know what? We lucked out and got much better results! I mean, he's still testing firmly in the "allergic" category for his tree nut allergies, but instead of "insanely allergic", he's now just testing "pretty allergic". Okay, fine, that's not the official designation of his results, but it gives you the gist.
But you know what the really exciting news was? His blood work showed only a MILD peanut allergy. Mild, I tell you! Oh, the allergist was quick to tell us that even a mild peanut allergy can still cause anaphylaxis, but still, a mild allergy is much more likely to be outgrown! Maybe he won't have to deal with a peanut allergy his whole life!
What does this mean for us? Nothing. We still have to avoid all nuts for the next year, when he'll go back for a retest. But at least there's some hope now!
In the meantime, I'll enjoy my illicit Halloween peanut butter cups. Mmmm, forbidden peanuts.
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