I thought I would share with you some "Allergy Happenings" at our house. These are all very random but it has been a while since I have documented anything about my son's allergy.
My 2nd son has a life-threatening allergy to peanuts.
Lately, my 3rd son plays a lot of games where his guys have peanuts so my 2nd son's guys can't do something. The humorous part is that my peanut allergic (PA) son plays right along. They handle it well so I don't interrupt.
Not too long ago, we were out and someone came and asked my husband this question, "Your son is eating a cookie. Is it okay?" My husband (I wasn't present when this happened) said, "Well, we will know pretty quickly if it isn't."
[This stuff is just simply scary.] Turns out, my PA son didn't know if it was safe so he just saved it. [What a wow moment!]
My PA son was invited to a birthday party this past weekend and my friend went out of her way to make sure that the party was safe for him. She had ham and cheese with crackers for lunch and made cupcakes for the kids. This is the same friend that tied the pantry doors shut on New Year's Eve when all the kids were at her house being watched by a babysitter. I have to say, friends like that melt my heart.
My niece was recently diagnosed with a peanut allergy. This was surprising to me. I am excited about the way that we will be able to support each other as our kids grow. I continue to think about how researchers say that food allergies often run in families. Before this, I was only aware of my grandfather having a shell fish (or is it shrimp?) allergy.
Recent Discovery - I have been cutting grocery costs left and right, trying out generic brands and using coupons. I am sticking with Lipton onion soup mix. The Wal-mart onion soup mix has a peanut warning.
We are gearing up to start talking to my son's future school. He will be headed to Kindergarten next year. Saying that I am nervous does not even begin to touch how I feel. The school has never dealt with a peanut allergy. If you will, pray for me and my ability to keep my fears (and worrying) at bay.