When it came time to consider another meat trial for Zac, I admit to being at a bit of a loss. My awesome lamb guy only raises lambs. We’re pretty confident chicken (so probably turkey and other poultry) is a trigger, so we didn’t want to go there. Game meats … Continue reading →
Just after I posted about my unsuccessful Farmer’s Market excursion, I got a return phone call from one of the potato distributors my co-op uses. If you remember, the first one I called wasn’t terribly helpful. She said she “…guess(ed) I could contact my farmers and ask what applications they … Continue reading →
Well. Long time no write. Sorry. So, last Monday we were Zombies because Zac had spent a weekend teething horribly with no amber necklace and kept us awake. We put the necklace back on him and suddenly he was much better…and I then spent the next two nights completely … Continue reading →
The weather this spring has been weird. We had unseasonably cold weather until May! Even though I hadn’t planned on putting in a garden this year, a couple weeks ago the whole clan was at the garden center buying plants and soil. It sort of felt like the late frosts … Continue reading →
FAAW is nearing its completion. I have seen some beautiful, amazing testimonies to the effects of food allergies on families, and learned some new food allergy facts and trivia (yes, no matter how far in the food allergy rabbit hole you’ve fallen, you still learn new things all the time!). … Continue reading →
Well. I know you all sit anxiously by your computers, just waiting for my latest post to arrive every Monday through Friday, so I know I’ve been letting you down for the last two weeks with my sporadic posting. <grin> There’s a good reason for my late Zac probiotic update … Continue reading →
Back in November I wrote about whether vanilla extract was fructose-free or not. In that post, I mentioned that I make my own vanilla. There are tons of tutorials on this on the internet, but since I had to start a new bottle I figured I’d show you how I … 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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