Well, believe it or not, but I actually have about 4 posts in near completion status right now. Just some photo editing and formatting, and they’re ready to go. Right behind them are at least 6 other drafts in various stages of completion. I was serious when I said I … Continue reading →
Please read Part 1 of this story. So here’s the scene: I’m full-on, 100% ticked off at Darrel for his real and imagined transgressions. I decide we need to have a Serious Talk. That’s code for “I need to let Darrel know, in no uncertain terms, exactly how he’s ticked me … Continue reading →
This weekend the boys came down with summer colds. It didn’t slow them down at all; they kept running, screaming and playing even with their runny noses and occasional coughs and sneezes. I didn’t waste any time being concerned about those summer colds. Then Darrel came down with one. And … Continue reading →
The post last week generated some awesome conversation about food trials! Unfortunately, it was all on the FPIES Facebook groups! There are hundreds of families on those groups, but I know there are lots of people who either don’t use Facebook, or haven’t found the FPIES groups yet. I knew … Continue reading →
Food allergy families are always looking for the safest and best ways to approach food trials, so I’m here today to tell you the simple truth: I don’t have a clue, either. But – Hah! Gotcha with that title, right? (Sorry, felt like having a little fun today!) Seriously, though, … Continue reading →
Hello, 2014! New Year’s Day usually means lots of “pie crust promises” (to quote Mary Poppins). Easily made, easily broken! It’s a time of Resolutions and a determination to Make Changes. That’s not so easy as an FPIES family; we can determine to change things all we like, but until our … Continue reading →
On this last day of 2013, I want to take a moment to say THANK YOU. Thank you for going on this journey with us. Thank you for reading the good, bad, and bizarre in our world. Thank you for trying my recipes and giving me such great feedback on … Continue reading →
Weekend before last, Jed came down with a mild form of the stomach bug that has been working its way through the GI system of America this month. Because I knew about the bug, I didn’t go to the doctor (or even call the doctor) when he turned up with … Continue reading →
Another Christmas has come and gone, and I think we can all agree on one thing: if you have kids, right now it looks like a toy store vomited all over your house! Despite lack of funds and/or desire to keep the gift-giving reined in, the truth is that … Continue reading →
Do you know what the two most delicious words in the English language are? CROCKPOT BREAKFAST. Do you know why? It allows you to NOT use your brain first thing in the morning! I don’t know about you, but I am not a morning lark by nature. Pre-FPIES and FructMal, … 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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