That's it! Dashiell is only allergic to nuts! And sesame seeds, but who cares about those?! Woo-hoo!!
We went to his allergy appointment this morning, very concerned about what other allergies we might find, or about being told his soy and milk allergies were fairly severe and we should avoid all dairy and soy products completely, but instead we met with the most down-to-earth, awesome allergist ever. When she looked at the blood test results, she essentially told us that they're unreliable and what might seem like a high number for some allergens could actually be a low number. When we told her our concerns about milk, she asked if he'd ever had a reaction prior to having the blood test, and when we said no she said she's not concerned about milk at all. She tested for soy, and it was negative! Which was a shocker, since he used to throw up every time we gave him something with soy protein in it (tofu, for example, which we haven't given to him in about a year). Tested for chick peas, too, since that's the food item we thought he reacted to originally (and came out positive in the blood test). Negative! As mentioned, sesame seeds were positive, which might have been what he originally reacted to since we were eating hummus that day, and sometimes is made with sesame. She did suggest that if we were to try feeding him chick peas again, she'd feel more comfortable if we did it in their office (a chick pea "challenge"), just in case.
I never thought I'd be happy to find out Dash has a nut allergy, but if he's going to be allergic to any food, I'm GLAD it's nuts. Easy to avoid--everything nutty is labeled as such. Milk and soy? So not easy to avoid.
We didn't test for any additional environmental allergies. She asked if we wanted to, and when I asked if it would change anything we would normally do to treat his environmental allergies he has, she said no. We'd still give him Zyrtec. So I kind of figured that the additional testing wasn't really worth it.
Yippee!! I can't tell you how relieved I am! :)