Thursday, February 5, 2015

Peanut Flour Dosing

Since each week she goes back for an "escalation" dose of this peanut protein, and since the end-goal is for her to be eating 24 peanuts at a time to "graduate" from this program, of course that means that eventually she'd have to come off of the liquid syringe dosing and move on to something more substantial.  That time has arrived:

Yes -- that's straight ground-up peanut flour in there.  Yes, she's allergic to it.  Yes, we feed it to her twice a day -- intentionally.  Yes, she does just fine with it and we continue to progress forward.

You probably won't have a full appreciation for how wild (and relieving) it is to me that she can do so much of it so soon when we've been avoiding it so strictly for so long.  


We take it out of the capsule and usually mix it with pudding.  I confess that I enjoy smelling the chocolate pudding/peanut mixture.  I think I'm going to get a bag of peanut butter M&M's when this is all done.  And hey, she seems to enjoy it too.

No problems so far.  No significant reactions.  And we keep moving forward.  It's very encouraging to see some major progress here.

[A big thank you to our family for helping watch the littlest kiddo at home while Katie takes her to do these escalation doses every week!]

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