Isaiah's journey to eat his first peanut seemed like the most natural thing in the world. He was excited, I was excited (and also pretty nervous), but I didn't realize he was nervous too. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8k5_VhpbyEY I thought everything was going to be amazing! And then we got there. That day there were interns in… Continue reading Isaiah Eats His First Peanut!!!
Isaiah's first week of OIT was the most exciting nightmare ever. He wanted to be so brave. Many parents and physicians have no idea that the biggest obstacle between the child and oral immunotherapy (OIT) is fear. Imagine you have been told your ENTIRE life, that if you eat even a teeny bit of peanut… Continue reading Anxiety is the Biggest Road Block on Our OIT Journey
When Isaiah was barely 4 I began to see these crazy articles about people all over the world desensitizing children to peanut allergies. Even those well-meaners, who saw the articles, would forward them my way and ask why I wasn't doing this. I read every article I could find, and wanted to know more, but it… Continue reading Why Oral Immunotherapy or OIT? Our Journey Begins
At 9 months old, Isaiah was already a very picky eater. I was that lady blocking the baby food aisle at the grocery store reading every single label to see if just one food contained some magical ingredient my kid would eat. There was no remote control airport hanger that would open at my smiling face, and… Continue reading The Day My Son Had His First Allergic Reaction
We had a little mishap at 4 weeks in. Isaiah was doing that thing; you know, when the kid doesn't want you to pull off the band so as soon as you are about to they scream "WAIT!" and jump away? Only he was doing that after I started pushing the plunger for the liquid… Continue reading Helping Him Feel More in Control to Combat the Anxiety: 5 Weeks – 25 Milligrams of Peanut Flour