Emily involved in Xolair trials

Posted on: Thu, 09/22/2005 - 10:49am
EmilysMom's picture
Offline
Joined: 09/03/2002 - 09:00

I read Melissa's post about her son. So I did a search to find someone doing something like that in our area.

I found that Children's Hospital in Los Angeles is doing the Xolair trials. I contacted them and we have an appointment on Monday 9-26 to meet with the Dr.

We are nervous, yet excited. Emily is thinking that this means she will get to be "normal". I think she is more for this than we are. By the way, she just turned 7.

We have a few concerns about the fact that 1/2 of the patients will be on placebo. Hopefully my husbands concerns are addressed. He has a stack of papers a couple of inches thick that he has been researching this with!

Today we saw the allergist, and spoke about all of our concerns. She knows about Xolair and is excited for us. (Side note: the doctor's child is also PA).

The allergist did another skin test on Em, since we hadn't had one in awhile. Also, the Doctor know's about Dr. Sampsons finding thats 20 percent are "outgrowing" the allergy. We were all hoping and praying. Unfortunately Emily is still a 4+ out of 4 on the scale. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img]

For those of you that pray, I have a request. Pray that our entire family submits to God's will. And that we do the right thing for Emily.

More Community Posts

Peanut Free and Nut Free Community

create a new community post
Displaying 1 - 20 of 20
Latest Post by Penwiggle Sat, 10/19/2019 - 3:08am
Comments: 0
Latest Post by sommernance83204 Fri, 10/18/2019 - 10:22pm
Comments: 0
Latest Post by uwedupre4967916 Fri, 10/18/2019 - 12:59pm
Comments: 0
Latest Post by sunshinestate Fri, 10/18/2019 - 11:59am
Comments: 3
Latest Post by sunshinestate Fri, 10/18/2019 - 9:41am
Comments: 2
Latest Post by sunshinestate Fri, 10/18/2019 - 9:24am
Comments: 1
Latest Post by Italia38 Tue, 10/08/2019 - 12:19pm
Comments: 3
Latest Post by Italia38 Tue, 10/08/2019 - 12:18pm
Comments: 1
Latest Post by penelope Mon, 10/07/2019 - 7:16pm
Comments: 10
Latest Post by penelope Mon, 10/07/2019 - 7:13pm
Comments: 13
Latest Post by penelope Mon, 10/07/2019 - 7:10pm
Comments: 9
Latest Post by mom2two Mon, 09/16/2019 - 1:03pm
Comments: 18
Latest Post by desmond Mon, 09/16/2019 - 1:00pm
Comments: 1
Latest Post by desmond Mon, 09/16/2019 - 12:58pm
Comments: 19
Latest Post by TeddyCan Mon, 09/09/2019 - 4:32pm
Comments: 10
Latest Post by DTurner Mon, 09/09/2019 - 4:31pm
Comments: 5
Latest Post by B.M.18 Mon, 09/09/2019 - 4:30pm
Comments: 3

More Articles

You might have wondered if small amounts of an ingredient can be added to a food product without being declared on the food’s label. The FDA...

Is it possible to eat your way to a food allergy cure? Scientists think it’s...

There are many reasons why you may want to substitute almond flour for wheat flour in recipes. Of course, if you have a...

Not all oils are created equal. Some oils are high in saturated fats or in trans-fatty acids – not good for general health. Some are partially...

It may never be safe to begin feeding peanut butter to your baby or toddler if you have peanut allergies in your family. If either parent or one...

More Articles

More Articles

What is a peanut allergy? It is a reaction that occurs in the body after eating peanuts or peanut...

For those with severe food allergies, flying can be a stressful process. Here are...

Approximately one out of 13 children under age 18 are allergic to at least one food, though many of them will outgrow their allergy by the age of...

Fact 1: Over a third of food allergy reactions happen after the first known oral...

The reason why some people are affected by allergies while others are not begins in their genes. Allergies are passed down from generation to...

Here’s a tip that might someday save your life, or that of a loved one: two to four times a year, review the proper way to use your epinephrine...

Lactose intolerance is the inability to process lactose, a sugar found in milk, caused by the lack of a needed enzyme. Those with lactose...

Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act (FALCPA)

An important part of peanut allergy awareness was enacted on January 1, 2006...

Tomato allergies are very rare. They are a "type 1 allergy," which means a contact allergy. When a person with this type of allergy touches a...

Milk allergies are becoming more common, especially in babies and small children. There is some confusion about what is an allergic reaction and...

Recognizing food allergy in babies or toddlers is not always easy, but there are specific risk factors and signs that parents and other caregivers...

Burlap bags are often used to store and ship coffee beans, potatoes, rice, seeds, nuts, and peanuts. They can be one of the disguised...

People with pollen allergies need to stay away from some foods. If you have allergic rhinitis in the spring or fall, you may not realize that you...

Of course, everyone knows that if you have a peanut allergy that you should avoid peanuts, peanut butter, peanut butter cookies and foods that...

Eating at a nut-free lunch table in school is a safety precaution that causes some students to feel isolated from their peers. Unfortunately,...