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.


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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