Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Three Strikes and You're Out

"It tastes like Sunbutter." Max said seconds after the allergist administered the peanut butter to his lips and tongue.

Less than a minute later he looked up from his coloring and said that his lips and tongue were itchy. He then started to cry and said his throat was itchy too. I went and got the allergist. By then his lips and tongue were slightly swollen. She gave him Benedryl and we hung around for the next 1 and 1/2 hours to make sure the reaction didn't advance. We left tired and hungry.

She said we will wait two years before we try again. Honestly, I could wait my entire life before repeating any of the food challenges we've gone through in the past five months.

6 comments:

lizardcat said...

I'm so very sorry. We failed milk--immediately--last month, and I felt completely deflated afterward. Take care of yourself.

allergicmom said...

Your experiences terrify me. Andrew's off to his scratch test on Monday, and I don't think I'm ready for a food challenge.

3 for Me!! said...

Well the god thing was "NO Epi" but with each reaction there seems to always be disappointment!!! But now you know....

Joanna said...

I am so sorry about today's results. I appreciate that you share your stories, to help other families going through similar experiences.

Allergy Life In Loudoun said...

I'm sorry. No Epi pen needed on a peanut butter test is positive. You are so brave and so are your boys. Take care.

Red Dog said...

Oh, I am so sorry that did not go well - of all of them to "fail." But I have to tell you, I am so happy you do this blog, because it's a not-so-subtle reminder to the rest of us that we always have to be diligent and never complacent. I continue to operate under the blissful delusion that because she hasn't had a reaction yet, my daughter will certainly outgrow this allergy. Here Max failed a challenge with a blood level of .55 - hers is SEVEN! What a reality check. *Sigh* I'm sorry you have to be the test case for the rest of us, but I'm glad you are putting your experiences out there.