My Imperfect Son pt. 3

My sons imperfections is becoming a little mini-series.  This time we are going to be talking about his peanut allergy.  After his 15 month appointment I scheduled an appointment with a recommended allergists.  I told the allergists the story with peanut butter so they decided it would be best to do a skin test. He did a sample on me first so I would know what it felt like.

They decided to test him for peanuts but also tree nuts.

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He was very good during it and just laid on me.  No movement or anything.  The nurse was pretty surprised as a lot of kids have to be held down. As you can see, 71 is the only reaction which was peanuts.  They say his allergy is pretty bad and wrote my a prescription for a Epi-Pen.  Of course this was right after the Epi-Pen price gauge which I had not paid attention to.  When I went to pick it up, they told me it would cost $600.  I decided to research other methods.

I am still researching.  I tried the AdrenaClick but it cost even more.  The allergists office says they do not have any samples so next time we still his pediatrician, I will ask her for help.  I know Epi-Pen was a $300 off coupon but that is still $300 I will be paying for less than a $1 worth of medicine.  This is even with my health insurance.

Has anyone had any luck finding other solutions?

As for now, I am lucky he is at a peanut-free school and that I control everything that he eats.

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