I took Peter for his yearly allergy appointment. Luckily he doesn't have any issues right now but we have to go every year to get his prescriptions renewed.
Since he has no issues, we've been seeing the PA instead of the doctor. It's much easier to get an appointment with the PA, there is less wait once we get there and she is very friendly and knowledgeable. And she's really pretty.
Toward the end of the appointment, I asked if we could come back before school and have Peter retested for all of his nut allergies. When we were given his original diagnosis at 15 months old, the doctor told us there was a chance that he might outgrow them. So he's been tested twice since then and both times, it was very clear that he had not outgrown them.
It's been at least three years since we had him tested and I had asked Peter if he wanted to try it again and he was in agreement.
My conversation with the PA went something like this:
Me: Can we come back before school starts to have Peter retested for his peaNUT allergy? Also, I was wondering if we could have him tested for all the other NUTS as well. When the doctor gave us the original diagnosis Peter was allergic to some tree NUTS but not all tree NUTS so the doctor basically said to avoid any confusion to avoid all NUTS. I was hoping there are at least a few NUTS he can eat but I don't remember which NUTS he isn't allergic to.
PA: We can definitely test him to see if he is still allergic to peaNUTS and any other tree NUTS. Since it's been several years since he's been retested for any NUT allergies it's probably a good idea to retest now. (looking at Peter) Wouldn't it be great if you were no longer allergic to NUTS.
Peter's face began to turn red and then the PA left the room to get a sample of nose spray for Peter to try. Peter started snickering and was covering his face with his tee-shirt.
Me: What's so funny????
Peter: Mom! You said NUTS. You guys kept saying NUTS over and over again.
Me: You are such a 13-year-old boy. I can't believe you are giggling over the word NUTS.
Peter: You said it again!!
I guess I've got my own little Beavis and Butthead.