Yes, the bread he threw at me was my peanut butter sandwich and he must have tasted enough to cause such a response. I guess he knew it was not good for him hence the food throwing. Now I can justify his food flinging!
So, nothing with peanuts, peanut butter, peanut oil - nothing. It's a fairly common allergy so here's hoping no more scary reactions. In the past it was thought that once you had a peanut allergy you always had it but recent research shows there is about a 25% chance of kids who are diagnosed before age 6 will out grow it. So, down the road we might retest to see if this is the case. In the mean time, we are ready with epi-pen, antihistamine, and inhaler if need be.
He was such a great kid while they were doing the exam and skin testing. I've had it done before, it's not horrible but certainly not a pleasant thing, especially for a two year old. He was more interested in the Nemo and Dorie fishes in the waiting area. And all the nurses and other staff were wonderful. They skillfully administered the skin test and entertained him so as to prevent any crying and minimize discomfort which ensures an accurate exam and test. Love nurses!
Here's hoping his eye exam on Monday goes as well. They are going to dilate his eyes and re-evaluate his prescription. He'll also probably get a patch since he does not seem to be wanting to use his weak eye all that much. I am very emotional and sad that he is going through all these things. It's tough on him and tough on us as parents. I firmly believe we are given that which we are able to handle. Thankfully, it's allergies and strabismus and not anything more serious.
But, as you can see from the photo - he is still the best big brother ever! And for all these things T Rex Dad and I are most grateful.