Quick OIT update

Tomorrow is the 2nd Annual Walk for Andrea. I am busy getting things together for the event so this is a quick update about our appointment this past Thursday. OIT Updose #12 Sahil updosed to 1.5 peanuts! He tolerated the dose and did not complain of any symptoms. Jaya was not able to updose.  She…

OIT: Updose #10 & #11

OIT update Jaya – Updose #10 Jaya has been tolerating her daily dose of 0.5 mL whole milk these past two weeks.  I did notice she has been clearing her throat during the last few days. I mentioned it to Dr Mack today and he said it could be due to seasonal allergies and post…

OIT: Small Steps

OIT update: Hold Dose at #10 & Updose #9 The last two weeks between our updose appointments have been a little rough. Sahil was sick with a fever and congestion for several days so he was on the illness dose of 0.2 g for 5 days and the regular dose of 0.75 g (3/4 peanut)…

OIT: Hoping for Boring

  We returned to Burlington today for Sahil and Jaya’s regular oral immunotherapy appointment. I felt anxious returning for the first time since Jaya’s reaction two weeks ago. As I entered the clinic the memories from two weeks ago resurfaced.  I quickly pushed them back down again. Since her reaction at 20 drops of undiluted…

OIT: Updose #9

This OIT update is a difficult one. This past Thursday Sahil and Jaya received updose #9.  I was hoping for another boring updose appointment but it didn’t turn out that way. 9:20 am – Jaya got updose #9: 20 drops of milk.   A few minutes after the dose, she started to complain of a…

OIT: Updose #8 & Thinking of Karan

Jaya and I went to Burlington early this morning for her OIT updose #8. Sahil is in a camp this week so we elected to delay his 9th updose to July 27. He will continue on the current dose of 1/4 peanut until his next appointment.  The good news is he is finding it easier…

OIT: Updoses 7 & 8

Yesterday was a major milestone in the OIT journey for both Sahil and Jaya. Sahil ate 1/4 of a peanut.  After eating it he complained of a scratchy feeling in his throat, on his tongue and in his right ear.  These symptoms subsided after about five minutes. Jaya had 5 drops of undiluted milk.  She…

The Real Stuff

Tomorrow: Jaya will get updose #7 which is 5 drops of actual milk. Sahil will get updose #8 which is 1/4th of an actual peanut. Until now OIT hasn’t felt real to me because they are receiving their allergens in forms which don’t look like the real thing.   It is a surreal feeling to…

Siblings & OIT: Updoses #6, #7

Two weeks ago, at our last OIT appointment, Jaya was congested and had a fever so she did not receive updose #6 as per the usual dosing schedule.  Her cough and cold symptoms persisted so she has been on a few illness day doses (8 drops) during the last two weeks. When she felt better…

OIT: Updose #6 (sort of)

We were in Burlington this past Thursday for updose #6. Jaya had a slight fever and was very congested.  Dr Hanna thought her symptoms could either be due to a cold or the onset of a seasonal allergy.  Oral Immunotherapy is individualized because the dosing schedule is affected by many factors which can increase the…