SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Michael Lee has a peanut allergy.
The allergy was so severe, that trace amounts of peanuts in any food would send him to the hospital.
To help him get over it, the 9-year-old is in an unusual therapy. He eats small amounts of peanuts every day.
According to KTXL-TV, Michael’s treatment was developed by allergists at Mercy Medical Group. Starting with peanut powder, they gradually introduced the food to Michael’s diet. Now he’s up to six peanuts at a time.
“I wake up. I take the peanuts. She observes me for an hour,” Michael said referring to his mother.
Michael started the treatment in February. While he till has a ways to go, the treatment has given his family peace of mind.