So far 2016 has made me yearn with longing for the return of 2015. And 2015 was a really rough year for us. Go, 2016! The sad part is, the New Year started off great! I had to work that weekend, but I picked up a nifty 30+ hour layover … Continue reading →
This. Is getting. Ridiculous. Last month, we all got sick after our Chicago trip. Jed and Darrel bounced back quickly, but Zac and I had a harder time recovering. We had barely begun feeling better when, about three weeks ago, we all got the stomach bug. Seriously? Apparently, every Fall … Continue reading →
It’s been a long couple of weeks. We’ve been busily trying to get the homeschool classroom put together, since Jed has announced that he can only go to school IN a classroom. (Love opinionated kiddos!) Really our classroom is just half of our office cleaned out and dedicated to school … 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 →
This recipe makes me so happy. It also happens to thrill my 4 year old son, who had never experienced a “sugar” cookie roll-out in his life until I created this cookie for him. While Jed can now have goat milk, he still has to avoid eggs, wheat, sugar, and … Continue reading →
Last Thursday I left for work again, arriving home on Monday morning. Have I mentioned lately that I am tired of going to work? It’s just exhausting. The good news is that February’s work schedule looks a lot better overall; it’s still a little grueling the first week of the … Continue reading →
My son Jed is four and a half years old. He’s bright, funny, charming, sweet, helpful, brave, and all around a very cool kid. He also has Fructose Malabsorption and Salicylate Sensitivity (among other food issues). Two Saturdays ago I made all sorts of yummy treats for him to take to a … Continue reading →
Even though Zac hadn’t returned to 100% baseline, on Saturday, we started re-trialing bananas. He’d gotten increasingly picky, and I was worried about his weight. Hey, it worked for quinoa, right? So far, okay. Saturday he had a good diaper, and no acute FPIES signs. Sunday he was a tad … Continue reading →
Last year I wrote about how fall always makes me feel like cleaning the house; like it’s time for a fresh start. Usually I do feel that way each fall. Not this year, though. Instead, this year I feel like I’m falling apart. Physically, we’ve dealt with being sick for … 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.
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