07 February 2011

Two Peanuts and Super Bowl - Both New for Peanut Allergic Teenager

Alexander, our peanut allergic teenager successfully completed a week of EATING 1 peanut twice per day!
Amazing.
His first dose was 1/1000th of a peanut.

Only last December Alexander began treatment for his life threatening allergy to peanuts. Click here to Read my post "Peanut Allergy Treatment Day 1" for more details.

His treatment has been without incident barring one delay before we even began the program.  Read "Roadblocks" and
one delay during treatment. Click here to read "Dose Delayed No Whole Peanut Yet"

Once again Alexander's dose has been increased.
The dose increase was from 1 to 2 Whole Peanuts given twice per day.
He is tolerating this new dose well.

Yesterday we were fortunate to attend Super Bowl XLV.



Alexander has recently become more comfortable about the danger posed by food in these settings.


As anyone with food allergies knows the allergic food, in our case peanuts, can be hiding in the most unlikely food.  Sauces, cookies, pie crust, chili and salad are only a few examples of places peanuts could be used as an ingredient yet often undetectable.
Even trace amounts of peanuts can be life threatening.

I have a large list on the my blog with more items- read my page "Where is the Peanut Hiding?"



Now that he is eating 2 Peanuts per dose twice a day, Alexander is getting a little too comfortable about his level of protection.
He didn't even think he needed to take his EPIPEN to the Super Bowl. Yikes!
I insisted we take 2.

As time goes on I will know more about the "protection" provided by the treatment. Yes, he obviously has increased tolerance and a base level of protection.
After all he is eating 4 Peanuts a Day!  Hurray.

If you have any question please post a Comment on the blog and I will be happy to respond.

Share your food allergies stories. Email your stories to me at salt.light.truth@gmail.com and
I will post them on the blog.
After all there is a world out there waiting for help or encouragement.

4 comments:

Rita said...

Thank you so very much for letting us know how things are going! Best wishes to you!!

JulieBeiersdorf said...

You are welcome. I hope everything is going well. Alexander is now eating 12 Peanuts/Day!! Amazing.

JulieBeiersdorf said...

HI Rita,
This treatment is a true blessing. Alexander is progressing perfectly. He just began a dose of 6 peanuts twice per day for a total of 12 peanuts!! Whew.

lauraine superbowl said...

Thanks for sharing your info. I really appreciate your efforts and I will be waiting for your further write ups thanks once again.
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