BLOG: The Nut Fighter; by Nicole and B

There are over 50 OIT family blogs published in our Research & Learn library. They contain the journey of that family in OIT–some are in clinical trials, and others are in private practice with board-certified allergists. All the blogs are fascinating to read, full of wisdom and knowledge unique to that family’s journey.


Thursday, November 19, 2015

Side effects and dosing on the road

On Tuesday B was two weeks into his 6mg dose. Things have been going well and it’s honestly hard to tell if he has “side effects”. One day he has a runny nose, the next he has a little bit of a loose stool. These things all happen to a normal 7 year old not on OIT- but you are more aware of them now. Well Tuesday B took his dose and about 30 minutes later started to wheeze. He has had wheezing before – usually with a cold and honestly not that often. I gave him his inhaler and that cleared up the wheezing. I called Dr. Moss (who called me back in under 5 minutes) and he told me to let him know if he needed the inhaler or symptoms worsened. The wheezing never came back and all was well.
The next morning I got a call from the nurse at Dr Moss’ office to make sure everything was good and then Dr Moss called me around 2pm to check in. B was fine all day- but I was super nervous to dose Wednesday night. Wednesday night Bobby was good. I did over analyze every time he moved or scratched himself – but no wheezing and all seemed well. Tonight we traveled to Disney. I was nervous again to dose. We were driving from the airport to the hotel when it was time for B’s dose. I popped open an Oreo cookie, put the peanut flour on and let B have it. All was perfect – yay!  It’s going to be an interesting week dosing in Disney, but I know we will make it work. Here is hoping we don’t have any random side effects or reactions during the trip.  Thanks for reading!


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