Thursday, March 5, 2009

Nuts to you

We finally got the results back from Fionn's allergy tests yesterday, and, to our disappointment, we found out that he has a serious adverse reaction to peanuts. It's not so bad that he can't be in the same room as them (he's happily played on my lap as I devour peanut-butter and toast), but it's clearly bad enough that he had to be brought to hospital back in December suffering from angiodema.

It will make some aspects of our life more difficult, and he will certainly face challenges of his own when he's older as a result of it, but I have absolutely no doubt that we will successfully manage this as a family, that we can give him the structures he needs now and the support he will need in the future. Ever the optimist :)

Fionn is of course happily oblivious to all of this, and long may it last. To lift the sombre mood of this my 80th post, check out the man in question and his oh-so-proud father on the swings in the park this afternoon.

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