My DS had what seemed to be an allergic reaction to walnuts on Sunday. 24 hours of Benadryl took care of it but the doctor thought his reaction warranted an EpiPen prescription and avoidance of any potential causes even though we're pretty confident on the walnuts. We will be doing a blood draw this week to test for antibodies (I think).
My mind is going in all sorts of directions and I don't know what I should be doing next. Or if I should be acting as if it's over and done with like DH. (e.g. Benadryl worked, what's the big deal?) What questions should I be asking and where should I start learning more?
I'm confused on the allergen testing because the doctor we dealt with on Sunday said the test will show a lot of false negatives and I thought when we were considering testing for DD I had been told there was risk of false positives. Are there multiple kinds of tests?
I notified daycare and they are requesting a form from their licensing office for me to complete - I assume for the EpiPen. Are there any materials I can provide to daycare? Compliance has been an issue in the past with DD's sensitivities but the risk was lower.
I've never been one of those prepared moms that has their shit together so I'm worried that I'm going to suck at carrying an EpiPen around and making sure I know what he's eating.
While I'm sure I'm on the overreacting side of the spectrum right now I'm frustrated that DH shares zero anxiety about any of this. It seems like a lot of work. How do you balance the responsibilities of this with your partner?