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Monday, September 15, 2014

Peanut Update

Susan consumed 10 doses of peanut protein today -- .5 mg, 1 mg, 2 mg, 4 mg, 8 mg, 15 mg, 30 mg, 60 mg, 120 mg and 250 mg (the last dose is equivalent to a single peanut). Her total consumption was 460.5 mg, just under 2 peanuts. Along the way, she also consumed 6 bananas (just call her Monkey!), as that's what we mixed the peanut into. She did phenomenally well -- we are nearly 6 hours post last dose and she has not had any issues. She is exhausted -- and we're hoping that's simply the toll such a day takes. We go back tomorrow for a single dose of 250 mg, with the hope that that will become her home dose for the next week. The ultimate goal of 2000 my by Week 20 (we are Week 12) feels MUCH more possible now than it ever has.
We feel incredibly fortunate to have had this opportunity, and to have been supported through those very difficult months this summer by incredible doctors and staff at Lurie Children's Hospital and by old and new friends alike.
We are beyond relieved by this incredible initial result -- for Susan, for our family, and for the thousands of children (and their families) who live with severe food allergies.

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