Sunday, July 20, 2008

What Brand of Peanut Butter?

What brand of peanut butter does one buy for a peanut challenge? Max's oral challenge is Tuesday. I am really nervous about this one especially after the epi event with Owen in April. I am so afraid that even with a low skin test and a low blood test (.55!) that he will anaphalax. I felt I was really level headed about Max's milk challenge last March (failure) and Owen's egg challenge (failure). But with two failures to the two allergens all allergist tell you your child will outgrow what are the chances that he has really outgrown the one allergen allergist tell you your child will never outgrow? (try that as a tongue twister) Am I crazy to go through with this?

In the meantime, Jiffy or Skippy? Or the natural stuff from Whole Foods? Seriously, I have become so neurotic about avoiding peanut products I might need those gloves hazardous waste guys use to just pick up the jar and put it in my cart.

3 comments:

Kali said...

I can't recommend going through with it or not, but I can say that many natural food stores (including possibly Whole Foods) have peanut-grinding machines to make your own peanutbutter. You just push a button and it grinds your desired amount -- this way you can get only 1 tablespoon or however much you need and not waste your money on an entire jar that you'll likely throw out!

Allergy Mom said...

Why not just go next door with a little ziploc bag and borrow a smidge? Libby

3 for Me!! said...

We're thinking of you guys today as you go through this challenge.....I really hope it's a good experience...