Right off the bat I will tell you that this recipe does NOT taste like manna from Heaven. Unlike the “sugar” cookies I created for Jed, these cookies taste like a dry cracker. After all, there isn’t any sweetener in them at all! But for people on a restricted diet, … 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 →
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 →
Today I have something special to share: a guest post written by my Mom! I often hear food issue families lamenting the lack of support they receive from friends and extended family, so I thought it would be interesting to hear what supporting a food issue family looks and feels … Continue reading →
There is a piece of legislation currently in committee (the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health) in Washington. Very shortly, this esteemed body will vote on whether the proposed bill should be presented to the House for vote. The proposed bill? H.R. 4432: Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of … 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 →
It’s exactly one week from Thanksgiving. While most normal people are looking forward to a three day workweek, tryptophan overload, and Black Friday sales, food allergic families are quietly (or not so quietly) panicking over the thought of The Big Feast. When you deal with food allergies and/or food intolerances, … Continue reading →
It’s Thursday. I don’t know if anyone has realized that ever since the summer ended, I’m at a loss for what to write about on Thursdays. Thursday meant another edition of the “Brown Thumb Gardener” series; now that summer has ended and I’m not doing any gardening, I’m sort of lost. Anyone … Continue reading →
The “trick” in “trick-or-treat” can mean an entirely different thing for families with food allergies. It’s a real challenge to navigate holidays when your kiddos can’t eat traditional treats. It’s worse on Halloween, where one of the biggest parts of the holiday is for kids to run around mooching goodies … Continue reading →
Well, hi there! Long time no see! I know. I’ve been MIA for a while. My Dad even asked me if I’d stopped blogging. That’s a big NO! I have not stopped blogging. I just…stopped writing for a bit. Honestly, I don’t know what’s going on with me. I’m so … 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!