Monday, November 4, 2013

Peanut Treatment Going Strong!!!

The past few weeks have been going by great. There is a light at the end of this tunnel in sight. Only a couple months left and we will have this allergy desensitized. Such a good feeling to know my daughter will be safe. We have never had to use an epi-pen and I am feeling hopeful that we will never need one.

We have been taking doses through peanut flour fit into a small capsule. I open the capsule and dump the peanut flour into really anything. She has had it in apple sauce, yogurt, pudding. Her favorite is apple sauce so mostly all doses are dumped in there. what's nice about this dosing is, I don't have to remember to keep it refrigerated. With the liquid dosing their was a time when I came home and completely forgot to put the serum in the refrigerator. I discovered that we still had in in the car 15 min before the office was about to close. I rushed over and got a new bottle. However, I know they would have made arrangements for me to get it even if the office had closed.

Money has become somewhat of an issue with this treatment. The cost of the peanut dosing is fairly cheap however with all the office visits and food challenges each week and my insurance company not paying a dime till we meet our deductible we are beginning to worry about how we will be able to pay for this. Rest assured we wont be stopping this treatment. If I have to take out a small loan just to pay this all off I will. This is worth every penny they charge us, and I have no regrets.

Only a few more weeks until we start dosing with actual peanuts. This is so exciting for us. It will be strange giving her peanuts for the first time. Something that has been such a grave danger will be looked at in a different light.

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