Sunday, November 2, 2008

Somewhat promising news on the allergy front

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.


Current NaNo word count (as of bedtime Nov 1): 2,103.

Current novel-ing attitude: rockin'.


Jess said...

Luckily, I'm not allergic to anything. When I was growing up, all my friends would be like "I'm allergic to jalapeno pepper" and I was really jealous of them, because it seemed cool. They've all outgrown it now - hopefully B-man will do the same.

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Nancy said...

WOO HOOO!!!!!!!!!! That's GREAT news!!

Threeundertwo said...

Great news!! MY husband had a peanut allergy as a kid that he outgrew. Fingers crossed for you!

Melodie said...

That's great news! I hope he continues to grow out of them.

When Sarah had her adenoids removed, the doctor had them draw blood while she was out to test for allergies. She tested mildly allergic to cats (we have one), moderately allergic to dust mites (who isn't?), and highly allergic to dogs. She's around dogs all of the time between my mother and her paternal grandparents, and she's never had any kind of reaction to them. I was really rather shocked when I read the results.

Anonymous said...

Great news about the allergies! Yea! And I loved the costumes. My kids got it this year too and since C can't say T's it was "Fick or feet!" Very cute.

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American in Norway said...

Yea! That is super news... Hope he will outgrow the allergies...