10/15/2014 03:12 pm ET Updated Oct 15, 2014

My Son, The Live Peanut Allergy Science Experiment

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Several times a month, I drive my son two hours round trip so he can sit in a hospital room and eat brown powder mixed with chocolate pudding.

At age 5, Caleb is part of a medically supervised science experiment – not the kind of thing that a healthy, energetic, Lego-obsessed little guy is excited to sign up for.

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