We drove to the Atlanta area for R1’s first OIT (Oral Immunotherapy) appointment in which he worked up to a dose of 3mg (or 1/300) of peanut flour in water. A wonderful friend of mine let us spend the night with her the night before so we only had to drive one hour to the hospital the next day.
R1 got a total of 11 doses, he did so well that the Dr skipped a few, increasing a little more quickly than planned!
In between doses, which were every 15 minutes, we played. I went to the Dollar Tree beforehand and bought a few things and wrapped them so he would have something to do. His baby sister and cousin provided some entertainment, too.
We were there for about 4 hours total. It went really well. For the most part we were pretty bored, which in OIT circles is considered a good thing.
Around the second to last dose his stomach started hurting. Dr A suggested a banana and I coaxed him into taking a few bites. It helped but the next dose made it hurt again. But luckily we were where we wanted to be so we just observed for an hour and then went on our way.
This is the bottle. We fill it with water, shake it and dose every day. We go back mid-January (the doctor is out of the country for the holidays) to updose!