LYNCHBURG, VA. (WSET) – For Anthony and Rachel Waff, eating time can be complicated.
Not out of what their three boys want and want, but for reasons that their youngest can not eat.
Two Years Old Asher has severe food allergies.
Peanuts, eggs and garlic are just a few of the foods that could stop him from breathing.
His doctors do not know why, because nobody else in his family cares about it But Asher's immune system sees certain foods or something in those foods as dangerous.
But Asher does not even have to eat the food himself to have a reaction.
They discovered that after the outbreak, he was allergic to garlic when their dog licked his leg after eating dog food with garlic.
The other two boys have no food allergies, but they have to be careful with their little brother.
If they eat something he can not, Asher must be in his highchair … And Abe and Anderson eat paper plates that can be There is no trace of food that could harm Asher.
Asher's pediatric allergic says there are no medications or shots for those who suffer from food allergies, but it is a hopeful oral desensitization on the horizon.
There are a few places in the US that are already trying this approach, which means that the patient actually receives small amounts of the food he is allergic to.
The Waffs researched and found the Southern California Food Allergy Institute, which is said to have been magnificently successful with its "Tolerance Induction Program".
The program has a waiting list of more than a year, but after six months the Waffs got the reputation that Asher had been accepted.
The family is now in California where Asher will soon begin this unique treatment ̵
The National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases has recently published a study showing that oral desensitization appears to be a safe, effective remedy Some children with peanut allergies require treatment, but they say they still need the long-term effects investigate.
The Southern California Food Allergy Institute claims that its program work says it has nearly 3,500 graduates who can now eat without restrictions.
The Waffs say this program offers Asher the best hope of living a normal life.
Asher has to return to California every six to eight weeks for more than a year. He will then return about every six months, most likely for the rest of his life, just to be sure he tolerates the foods that could suddenly kill him.
Waff Insurance covers much of the treatment, but not the travel costs, to get to California every few months. You have a Go Fund site. You can find a link here.