Burlington- Where Skies are Blue

Sahil and I returned to Burlington today for his soy challenge. History: Sahil – nutfree since age 2 – ate soy until he was six years old.  In 2010, he reacted to soy and his allergy was confirmed with a skin prick test.  He has been diligently avoiding soy for the past eight years.  For…

The Challenges Continue

I never sleep well the night before an oral food challenge and last night was no different.  So this morning, after a sleepless night, Sahil and I left for Burlington at 8 am and got there just in time for his 9 am appointment.  It was the same a few weeks ago when he did…

One Nut at a Time

Sahil started peanut oral immunotherapy a year ago with a suspension containing the starting dose of 1/1000th of a peanut.  He reached the maintenance dose of 2 whole peanuts (2 grams) in October 2017. Peanut maintenance update: Since December 2017, Sahil has been sick twice with upper respiratory viruses.  Because of this we had to…

Life is a Challenge

Just over eleven years ago when he was 2 years old Sahil reacted to peanut butter residue.  Over the years, Sahil has tested positive to peanuts, soy  and various tree nuts on blood tests & skin prick tests conducted by various allergists. He has reacted to peanut and soy after ingestion but as far as…