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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Week 1 complete! May 16, 2012

Today marks the end of the first week of peanut dosing. The little guy has tolerated everything pretty well. The mouth itching hasn't been an issue anymore. He does seem to get more subdued after he takes the dose for about 1/2 hour. I noticed a few days when he was playing legos on the floor after taking his dose that he began to develop a rash on his knees. Crawling around on the rug does not cause him to break out normally, so I guess eating the peanut must make his body more "sensitive" in general for awhile after eating it. Very strange. After about an hour the rash was gone each time. I will certainly be asking the allergist next week if that is something other kids have experienced. The only other issue the little guy has had was one day of "tummy ache". I decided to have him try playdoh one afternoon so he wouldn't crawl around and develop a rash. About 20 minutes into it he started to complain of his stomach hurting. The allergist did say that it was important to engage in quiet activities for at least an hour, if not two after taking the dose each day. Any increase in heart rate can cause a reaction. Not exactly very easy for a 5 year old! So, today since the weather was so nice we sat on the porch and had no trouble at all! Will be interesting to see this next week if the symptoms recur or if his body is finally getting used to the dose. to be continued...

1 comment:

  1. Things seem to be going remarkably well. We will keep our finger, toes, and eyes crossed!