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Should I quit my job to stay home with my PA son

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Yes, that is my opinion. An 18 month-old child should not live in a home or attend a daycare in a home that is not peanut-free.

I was blessed to have my mother start caring for my son in my home when I pulled him from the ""peanut-free"" daycare he was attending at 14 months old.

Youre very angry, mom1995.

Youre welcome. His latest R.A.S.T. test showed that his allergy is a 44 out of 100 (up from 18 two years ago) or 4 out of 6, depending on scale you use. He definitely also has a contact allergy to nuts/legumes. He is SEVERELY allergic to dander and has life-threatening asthma. Fortunately, his asthma is under control and he is very responsible about his allergy. However, he is just a small child, so he could easily make a mistake. I actually worry more about when he becomes a teen and is out of my sight. I am praying for a medication that will prevent the reaction by then. Scientists are learning more and more about what is going on in the bodies of those with allergies.

I thought this forum was for information and support? We all parent our peanut allergic kids differently. How about we try to be respectful of the way others deal with their kids allergies?

Thank you! Did you epi pen for it?

No, but I know more now, and I probably would if it happened again. I definitely would if he had a rash or any other symptoms along with it. Our new allergist said if two body systems are affected, give the epi.

I say go with your gut. I am convinced that no one does it better than mom (thats you). Be prepared as things will be harder financially but you can cut costs creatively! Good luck!

If a peanut-fee daycare costs the same as what you make in one day then it is not worth staying at your job when all you will be doing is worrying day in and day out. If you are able to be home with your child then I would definitely choose that option for sure. Its such a tough decision for parents because of finances but I know parents who end up spending more on daycare then they earn at their job so they end up staying home full time in order to care for their PA child. Its not worth the risk or worry to keep your child at a daycare thats not peanut-free, especially at such a young age. Once theyre older and understand that they need to be careful, then that will take a huge weight off of you when they go to school.

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