Wellllll well well. Day one is officially behind us. And I will admit I had a bunch of anxiety leading up to this day. Obviously since we completed dairy I trust the process, but having been hospitalized for peanut ingestion before, it was a major mental hurdle for me to do this voluntarily! We are lucky to have a huge support system, including my family, and friends, and facebook group…all cheering us on and lifting me up through this. And now we have done it! We have begun!
We had a normal start to the day with a bowl of oatmeal followed by his milk dose and then we were off to Fremont.
Kyle came with us for this first one, so that was nice.
He started with a 1/1000 dilution of peanut powder (in cellulose powder) which he had a minuscule amount of, and he completed four (!!) updoses in that first appointment on Friday. We will likely go every other week to really allow his body an extra long time to desensitize to the dose they send him home on.
So now I have a bunch of these little cups of powdered cellulose/peanut to mix into applesauce or yogurt or whatever.
So far so good (some nasal drip but no congestion or meds needed after Saturday morning’s dose).
He is probably getting the equivalent of a grain of flour’s worth of peanut protein but you have to start somewhere right? This is going to be a long road, but if the end is freedom then I am all in! I will happily trade in my fear of hospitalization for a year or so of these MD appointments.