I hope you all had a really excellent Christmas! It’s almost the end of 2015, and I figured it would be good to do a little “year end recap” and update. For starters, I’ve been rather quiet on the blog front lately, but that’s actually because I’ve been writing furiously … Continue reading →
Thanksgiving did turn out to be delayed for us; Darrel was still feeling miserable from his sickness so we postponed our family gathering. Based on how Darrel felt, we really should have waited even longer, but he thought he would feel well enough to have Thanksgiving on Friday so we … Continue reading →
Thanksgiving is upon us again, and I honestly have nothing new to share this year. At least Jed and I have picked up a small dose of the cooties Darrel has now, so it’s very possible Thanksgiving for our family won’t happen this Thursday. My parents would rather we not bring … Continue reading →
Making allergy and intolerance safe, healthier versions of traditional treats for my kiddos on holidays has become somewhat of a mission for me. Last year, I finally managed to master making homemade dairy-free chocolates for Jed, which helped make Easter, Christmas, and Halloween more traditional for him. However, we recently discovered … Continue reading →
Valentine’s Day is just about two weeks away, and that means parties. Oh, and romance, but I can’t help you with that! For us food allergic families, it’s also a time to – once again – lament the fact that we can’t participate in so many yummy food traditions. Take … 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 →
Being Southern, there are certain traditions and superstitions attached to New Year’s Day. For traditions, you must eat greens and black-eyed peas. For superstitions, it’s traditionally believed that whatever you do on the first day of the year is a sign of what the rest of the year has in … Continue reading →
Every year for Thanksgiving, my family traditionally lays out a plate of “snacks”: stuffed celery sticks, black and green olives, and pickles are always present, and sometimes other little goodies make an appearance. It’s just enough to take the edge off the hunger brought on by all those delicious cooking … 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.
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