Tuesday, June 24, 2014

An OIT Milestone

 
Caleb and Dr. Mayer
 

Gratitude, gratitude, gratitude. That pretty much sums up my experience with OIT at Dr. Mayer's office.

Today was a milestone for Caleb in the OIT process because he started on peanut flour today. Imagine, the boy who would break out in hives from breathing peanut dust is now eating peanut flour.

Now you know why gratitude is on my heart.

And not just because of how well Caleb is doing, but because God led us to an amazing doctor and staff. I came away today thinking, wow, they are so caring here and think of everything.

Dr. Mayer makes a point to interact not just with his patients, but with any other siblings that happen to make their way to his office. He also takes the time to answer the numerous questions parents have about OIT protocol.

It's no wonder one family drives 5 hours one way to come, or another family flies in bi-weekly from Tennessee, or another drives 6 hours round trip weekly to complete these appointments.

Can I just tell you how grateful I am that after several years of praying for Caleb to be healed of his peanut allergy, we now only travel 40 minutes to see the best doctor and staff?

I just love everyone there! The receptionist is nice and efficient, Nurse Letty is so kind and compassionate and is always checking on everyone who is waiting out their hour and when Dr. Mayer can, he comes in to chat and see how everyone is doing. Even the residents that are training under him take the time to interact with my children and talk with them. Dr. Mayer's office is the best place to be for OIT!


Here's our day at the office:

 
Caleb getting his vitals taken before the next up dose 


 
He is ready for peanut flour, folks!
 

 
Eating his applesauce before dosing (applesauce helps the peanut protein digest in a more patient friendly manner) :)


This week's daily dose: One capsule (50 mg of peanut flour)
 


This cracks me up. He is not one bit timid about moving up in this process! Bring it on Nurse Letty!



Our dosing for the week
 


The bottle on the far right is our dosing for this week. The 25 mg bottle is in case Caleb gets sick this week and we have to cut his dose in half and the one on the far left is if we can't make the appointment for some reason and is our back up bottle.

Dr. Mayer personally fills all of these capsules at home so that peanut flour is not all over his office. That would be a problem for sure! The bottles on the far left are returned next week if we don't need them and are marked with a tamper evident tape. (See, they think of everything!)

I am so thankful for God's grace and provision through this process!

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4 comments:

K.M. Logan said...

Oh my goodness it is a small world! My daughter just had an appointment with Dr. Mayer. Fortunately no peanut allergies just dog and cat. I saw the picture on Facebook and couldn't figure out why the doctor looked so familiar (we've only had one appointment) but when you mentioned Letty I knew it was the same office. So glad to hear about your good report, this must alleviate cross contamination worries, at least some of them.

becky@purposefulhomemaking.com said...

Wow! It really is a small world! I can't believe we're practically neighbors! You'll have to send me an email and tell me where you're from. :)

Glad you're at Dr. Mayer's as well. :)

Penny Lane said...

Praise the Lord for great progress!

becky@purposefulhomemaking.com said...

Indeed Penny! So thankful!!!

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