Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Let me start by saying that Abigail did absolutely fabulous!! Not one complaint! I did think it was cute when Abigail asked the nurse if she would only stick her once (last time it took 2 tries). She also watched and even helped change out the vials. I was very impressed and very proud. I should also thank the nurses. They're pros and their no nonsense approach really helps.
There were a couple of other eventful happenings at this visit. I was able to meet another mom that I've been communicating with for several weeks. Her daughter was at Duke for her very first visit. She and I have been e-mailing back and forth discussing all aspects of the trial. She's had lots of questions, and I was able to give her a good amount of information. I'm hoping our discussions have been helpful as her family starts the journey to becoming peanut allergy free!
Another really cool part of our visit to Duke was that my mom came with us. Abigail and I loved having her spend the morning with us. After our appointment, we took Abigail to a birthday lunch at CiCi's Pizza and surprised her by having both my dad and sister meet us there. By the way, none of CiCi's products contain peanuts, are made with peanut oil or processed in a plant with peanuts.
All in all, it was a great trip. We don't have another appointment scheduled until the first of April when we go to discuss the details of our food challenge in May. We've got a long way to go yet, but I'm overcome with how blessed we are to be a part of this trial.