09 November 2010

The Countdown to the BIg Day

On November 18, 2010 Our son Alexander will begin a new oral immunotherapy program for his life-threatening allergy to peanuts.
This new treatment is supposed to provide a long-term solutions for patients allergic to any of 4 different food allergies. In my opinion, It is revolutionary. 
Alexander will be treated at Dallas Allergy Immunology located in Dallas, TX. 
As of the date of this post they have had 40 patients successfully graduate from their food allergy treatment program which treats Peanut,Milk,Egg and Wheat food allergies.

Some patients and their families travel from other states in order to be treated.
Living with severe food allergies is often a huge challenge not to mention unnerving and scary.
I would love to hear your food allergy story.

This blog is written to help others. You can too by posting a Comment in the box below with your questions, helpful information or your story. 

Treatment here we come! Hallelujah! We pray.

(details forthcoming in additional posts as we proceed thru the treatment)

1 comment:

Stacey Hanley said...

Julie, I am SO EXCITED for Alexander! As you know, my son Nate, has had an anaphylactic reaction to peanuts for 8 1/2 years. We have many many stories to share (which I will blog later). BUT, we just completed the peanut desensitization program at Dr. Wasserman's office!!! Hallelujah is right!!!!

Even though I was aware of the program much earlier, it took me over a year to enroll Nate in the desensitization program (lots and lots of prayer)! I mean really!.... do I want to GIVE my son the very thing we have so diligently avoided and could possibly give him an anaphylactic reaction?

He started the program on July 1, 2010 and completed it on Oct 21, 2010. Now he is desensitized and tolerant! He eats peanut M&Ms everyday - twice a day as part of his maintenance dose. Halloween was a totally different experience that EVER before! NO FEAR! Praise the Lord!

I would love to blog our experiences and follow along with you as Alexander completes this program. I want as many people as I can tell to know what a GREAT blessing this desensitization was for Nate and our family!