Wednesday, February 23, 2011

23 February 2011


This morning Jeremy was admitted as a day patient to Turner Ward for another supervised intake of peanut. The reason for this visit to hospital was because when we tried Jeremy on about 3 or 4 Peanut M&Ms on Sunday after church, he started coughing and saying he felt sick. Thankfully, he stopped coughing after about 15 minutes, but the immunologist wanted to watch him the next time that he ate peanuts.

We crushed up a Peanut M&M and he was given about 1/16th of a peanut to eat. The immunologist watched him for an hour and he didn't develop a cough. So she told us to give him the same tiny amount of peanut every day for a month, and then (if all goes well) to increase the dose. What an unusual type of medicine - Peanut M&Ms!

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