Well, hello, there, strangers! Betcha thought I’d fallen off the face of the earth, right? Well, sort of. Not exactly. Okay, here goes: Let’s start with a little bit of trivia about me: I’m a Reader. A HUGE reader. If given the choice, I’d rather have a gift card to … Continue reading →
I just had 11 days off from work in a row, and in that time I never once plugged in my computer or other electronics, only turned on the computer once (for my last post), and made almost no progress on straightening out the house from the last few months … Continue reading →
After last weeks stomach bug, things settled down somewhat on the kiddo front. Both boys bounced back fairly quickly, though none of our tummies were at 100% by the end of the week. Still, no more vomiting or diarrhea, so it’s a step in the right direction. We didn’t have any … Continue reading →
You know the old saying “Two steps forward, one step back”? I wish we were so lucky. For us, it’s more like “one step forward, one step back”. Okay, occasionally we just have to step to the side, but still. It’s not exactly the forward momentum we prefer, even when … Continue reading →
When you start blogging, one of the first big recommendations is to have a schedule for your posts. It doesn’t have to be set in stone, but a general guideline really helps keep your blog on track. For Cradle Rocking Mama, I generally write one post per week (usually Monday) that … Continue reading →
Last week I worked Thursday through Sunday, at which point in was snowing in Chicago and the only way to get anywhere remotely near home was to fly to Little Rock, spend the night in the airport, and rent a car to drive home. When I walked through my front … Continue reading →
The end of the year was so busy around here I didn’t write much. Just to keep the story-telling flow going, I figured I’d fill in the gaps for the last few weeks. When I last updated about the boys, Zac had vomited and we didn’t know why. We still … Continue reading →
The last post I wrote shared how grateful I feel for our little “not normal” lives. I was. I am. But, you know, the reality is that no one can sustain any feeling on a 24/7 basis. Not even gratitude for the blessings you have. Last week was an absolute … Continue reading →
I wish we were normal. I wish we didn’t have so many food issues. I wish I were still obese and could feed my kids without thinking. I wish my kids could throw up and I didn’t have to analyze every aspect of their lives to determine the cause. I … Continue reading →
We gave Zac salmon for dinner last Wednesday. He loved it! He actually licked his fingers and pressed them on the plate to get the tiny bits of salmon that were left after he scarfed down his serving. By far, his favorite way to eat salmon is in patty form, … Continue reading →
FPIES stands for Food Protein Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome. It is a rare food allergy that affects the gastrointestinal system. Reactions are delayed onset, usually 2-4 hours after a trigger food is eaten, but sometimes even longer than that.
Children with FPIES have symptoms that range from severe (violent vomiting to bile and hypovolemic shock) to mild (bloody diarrhea, sleep disturbances).
There is no test for FPIES. It is diagnosed by clinical observation and ruling out other possibilities.
There also are no tests to determine trigger foods. FPIES parents must simply feed their child a food, then wait to see if they react.
Find out more: Click on "FPIES Links" at the top!