Morgan's lab results are back--Class 0 for peanuts! Actually, she got Class 0 for everything except a Class 0/1 for pecans and pork, of all things. The doc wants us to have an allergist look her lab results over for those two items. I'm seriously having a hard time imagining that my bacon- and sausage-loving girl is allergic to pork. Never one hive or sneeze, truly.
So, those of you who've been through this RAST testing before--what exactly is a 0/1? I need to look up the false positive/false negative rates for this test, too.
And more importantly--do we go ahead and give her some peanuts? I actually have a call in to the doctor about that one. I've seen research that indicates that non-allergic siblings should get some semi-regular exposure to peanuts in order to prevent the allergy from developing. Can't have it in the house, at least not until Ryan is much older and can protect himself. Come to think of it, Morgan will need to be much older, too, and able to be cognizant of what she has touched, etc. Not only that, is it just possible that we've been so good about keeping away from peanuts that she's not had an exposure? (Keep in mind that in order for the allergy to develop, at least one exposure must have occurred.) Could we have been that good? I'm really not sure, especially since Ryan has had known contact exposures, probably one per year. Just thinking out loud here. I'll go into full research mode (of course) and get some answers.
Mostly, HOORAY! I feel as if she's dodged an actual bullet and am so happy she will not have to deal with this. And I'm kind of sad all over again for Ryan. His results will be back by Friday, I think.