I took Anjelia to the doctor today to have a skin test done for the peanut allergy. A few months ago, I gave her a bite of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. She immediately broke out in a bright red rash with raised white hives all around her mouth and neck. She also began clawing at her neck trying to itch her throat. I knew the reaction had to be from the peanut butter, it was the only thing she had never had before. My niece has the allergy and I knew from her experiences what happens and how severe it can be. I called poison control and gave her Benadryl. At my first appointment with the allergist, they did a blood test that surprised the doctor. It came back negative for the allergy, so they set up an appointment today to do the skin test. There was no reaction!!!!! I don’t think that was a big surprise to James, who has been telling me emphatically that she has been healed!
The doctor and nurse seemed as anxious as I was to see the results. During the fifteen minutes you must wait for the reading to be complete, they must have both come into the room 3 times each to check. The nurse said this allergy makes her feel skittish. The doctor seemed surprised and said she was very relieved to see a negative result! She asked me questions again about the allergy incident and she said it had to have been the peanut butter. It can run in families and my niece has it and the symptoms are classic to peanut allergy. I told her we took her forward at church and had her prayed over for healing and that people have been praying for her. She looked at me and paused for a second and said “That helps”.
We are still not going to give her any peanut products but much of our anxiety has been relieved. I am still going to carry an epi-pen, too. When she turns three we will challenge it. She will be admitted to the hospital and set up with an IV. They will feed her peanut butter and see what happens. Despite our caution, I do believe God healed her of the allergy!!!!!
But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed. Isaiah 53:5
Praise the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits–who forgives all your sins and heals all of your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies you desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. Psalm 103:2-5