RAST Numbers: Class Two (good news!)

The allergist called today and we got more information on William’s peanut allergy. Whew. So not as bad as we first thought! He is actually only class 2, which is considered moderate. He is on the higher end of the range, almost a Class 3, so he does still need to have the epi pen but it’s not like he’s guaranteed to have a reaction if someone so much as mentions the word peanut butter. (FYI: The Class number indicates the probability of having a reaction, not the severity…e.g. someone with a Class 1 could still go into anaphylaxis)They do want us to work on eliminating the cross contamination because they think it’s causing the skin reactions and the less he is exposed the better his chances will be of growing out of the allergy.

This is what his cheeks look like after he has eaten something that has been cross contaminated. For the longest time we thought it was a binky rash. Now we know better. I’m so glad there is hope that he might have normal skin someday! Poor guy might actually get a date someday!


6 Responses to “RAST Numbers: Class Two (good news!)”

  1. 1 chuck January 4, 2012 at 8:36 am

    Well that’s better! Hooray!

  2. 2 Anonymous January 4, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    Well that sucks that he’s allergic…thankfully no allergies here so far except my older stepdaughter has eczema so cant use scented soaps etc. Anyway Hey this is Joy from Landmark…ran into your dad on FB and he sent me here to catch up on how you’ve been. You can email me at hellolittleblackdress@yahoo.com to get in touch

  3. 3 Joy Young January 4, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    Hey ran into your dad on FB and he sent me here to see how you’ve been…you can email me at hellolittleblackdress@yahoo.com to get in touch…always wondered what happened to yall. Joy Young

  4. 4 stacker95 January 5, 2012 at 9:14 am

    That is good news!

  5. 5 linda@thepartnergroup.com January 5, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    I am sure this news is very helpful. In this last picture-William looks like a Kincaid. Must be the cute cheeks. He is also losing some of that baby look and gaining that little boy look. Thank you for keeping us all updated.

    Love you,

  6. 6 linda@thepartnergroup.com January 13, 2012 at 9:28 am

    I love this picture of William

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