As a Flight Attendant, I’m well-versed in the concept of “take care of yourself first, then take care of everyone else”. It’s taught to us from our first day of training on: we can’t take care of the passengers unless we’ve taken care of ourselves. This is specifically in reference … Continue reading →
The Great Potato Search is on…and it’s pretty much already fizzled. This morning I was up before dawn, schlepping the kiddos out to the larger Farmer’s Market in our area. The mission: buy as many organic, non-jacked with potatos as possible and find a source for more. If I could … Continue reading →
Jed is one tough little guy. I know this because I spent yesterday being “fructosed”…and it sucked. My head pounded. My thoughts were fuzzy and disconnected. My stomach was an almost constant cramp. My patience was at an all time low. I was snapping at my men. I felt like … Continue reading →
The last half of August was a hot mess for me. I worked ten days in the month, all of which were after the 16th. That explains my absence here last week, by the way; anything beyond basic survival was WAY beyond my abilities! To make matters worse, this last … Continue reading →
If you follow me on Facebook you know that Tuesday night, a mere 5 days after the Splash reaction, we were pretty much forced into a new formula trial. This time, we chose Alimentum RTF. We had tentative hope for the Ali, because it is the only formula that has … Continue reading →
Actually, I’m not entirely sure that today is the actual one year anniversary of Cradle Rocking Mama. As I said in the beginning, I post-dated the first many entries to correspond to the day they actually happened. Sometime in the first two weeks of August WAS the day I launched … Continue reading →
Last weekend I was scheduled to work on Saturday evening, and unfortunately the 4th of July reduced flight schedule meant there were no direct flights between home and work at all on Friday or Saturday. Further challenging my commute to work is the fact that the few multi-stop flights available … Continue reading →
This is the third post of my series on “Traveling on a TED” – or, Total Elimination Diet. You can find the previous posts here and here. __________ Once you’ve figured out what you can eat and gathered all your food, then you have to decide how you’re going to cook it … Continue reading →
This is the second post of my series on “Traveling on a TED” – or, Total Elimination Diet. You can find the first post here. __________ So to prepare all this food to go to work I had to do a lot of cooking, and I had my Excalibur running almost 24/7 … Continue reading →
Some people might be curious how I stay on my Total Elimination Diet while traveling non-stop for days on end. It’s a good question, and the answer is: lots of planning, preparation, and cool gizmos. I started to write this as a single post, but it was just too involved … 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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