I just read on BabyCenter that it is normal to go through emotional stages when your child is diagnosed. I was most surprised by my panic about protecting my daughter and thinking of all the times she could have an attack - at daycare, on vacation, at a restaurant. It definitelly changes your mindset. I will feel better after the allergist appointment too.
I need to educate my husband - he just thinks we don’t need to give her peanut butter. Peanuts are in so many things! And if she had a mild allergy attack, she still could have a serious one in the future.
Here is a great list from someone who posted at BabyCenter:
“Maybe one of these links will help him understand what your dealing with, I think he’s doing like most parents and it’s just in a denial phase. It’s been said that we go through the 5 stages of grief upon diagnosis and I believe it. “
here’s another with a ton of links.