Around the same time every day I prepare Olive’s sesame dose for her oral immunotherapy. The act of preparing an allergen on my counter feels so strange because we have feared even trace amounts of this food for 7 years. Now I feed it to her, still in this very controlled, measured dose, and then watch closely for a nail biting two hours to make sure she doesn’t react. It has been smooth for the most part, but we had our first significant blip in our OIT journey a few days ago (she had a GI reaction). It was mild but could escalate if we’re not careful, so we’re continuing to plug away and watch closely, a day at a time. The hardest part of this for me is making sure she knows that she’s safe, that we are following the protocol and that it will be ok. (In case you aren’t sure what I’m referring to, we are having Olive desensitized to her most difficult to manage allergen by way of oral immunotherapy. This is a safe and effective treatment (not a cure) if administered under the supervision of a board certified allergist who has experience with OIT. I am happy to share more information if anyone would like it. I just want to make sure people are aware that we are not just feeding her something she is allergic to, it’s a super strict regimen).
Breakfast never looked so good on this beautiful countertop 🤤 | know any Real Cat Lovers that would to use our cat-themed bowls? Tag them in the comments below! 😸👇
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A view of one side of our built in shelves re-styled 😊You only get one side at a time because my kitchen table is a mess right now with all my sewing supplies and I am too lazy to put it all away until after I finish my projects 😂😂😂Hope you are having a great weekend! ⠀