Friday, January 04, 2008

Allergy Tests

We had the boy's annual allergy tests and no surprise he's still allergic to tuna, eggs and peanuts. But it seems that he's reactions are getting weaker so we're trying for a "challenge" test in the next couple of weeks. This is where we'd feed him some hazelnut and egg to see if he can take it. Challenge tests are done in the doctor's clinic just in case he needs to be treated.

Anyway, while waiting at the doctor's offices, we got to talking to another family of a teenage boy who were there for their own annual allergy tests. They remarked that they started coming to the allergy specialist when their own boy was as old as ours was. It struck me how this is really a lifelong sort of thing but we were both glad that the boys' allergies weren't really life threatening. Unfortunately for some, a peanut allergy is a deadly allergy.

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