With Zac actually eating FOOD now, I’ve truly become a short-order cook in my home. Breakfast, lunch and dinner I make a TED worthy meal for myself, a FructMal friendly, dairy, egg and peanut free meal for Jed, and something with quinoa and/or pork for Zac. What I’ve discovered about … Continue reading →
Here it is – the BIG PROJECT I was talking about! Last month, Darrel came to me with an idea about expanding his photography portfolio by offering to shoot some FPIES families. We talked about it for a while, and his simple plan snow-balled into an entirely new concept: why … Continue reading →
In honor of the frigid temperatures across the U.S. this week (except in California, to whom I think we all want to say pthhtt!), I thought I’d share a couple more hot cocoa recipes! I already shared a fantastic dairy and fructose-free instant hot cocoa mix, so here’s a hot … 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 →
We’ve been snowed in since Friday. The way it looks now, we won’t be able to get out until Wednesday at the earliest. This would be one of those “disadvantages” to rural living, in case you wondered. Although, in some ways, it’s an advantage! Even though my normal days involve … Continue reading →
On occasion I come up with a recipe that just makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. This is one of them. Of course, that could be just because it’s pumpkin pie, and that happens to be one of my FAVORITE desserts of all time! Pre-TED and FPIES, Thanksgiving … Continue reading →
Before I talk about this AWESOME recipe, I thought I’d give you a little update. Last night, Zac had a definite FPIES reaction. No confusion; his diapers told the story quite clearly. (I’ll refrain from details, as I’m about to talk about food!) We’re not 100% sure it is the … Continue reading →
Being a wheat/egg/dairy/freaking-everything-free family, one thing I really mourn the loss of is bread. Bread would be SO nice to have again. I could make Jed sandwiches, french toast, regular toast, or just slather a slice in some sunbutter and call it a snack. You don’t realize how versatile bread … Continue reading →
Oy. Y’all, I’m tired. Yesterday I shared my awesome solution to the birthday cake frosting problem, and without a second thought I called it “Vegan”. Yep. A recipe whose “secret ingredient” is CHICKEN FAT, I called Vegan. See, the problem is that we are dairy and egg free; over the … Continue reading →
(Edited Post Notes: I know, I know – I said this was Vegan, originally! Obviously, it is clearly NOT a Vegan recipe once you read through it. What can I say? My tired Mommy brain thought writing “dairy, egg, gluten, and fructose-free” looked too cumbersome and made the decision that … 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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