Today’s Frugal Friday post is a little different than normal. Instead of offering a frugal tip, today I’m hoping to bring awareness of the costs of food allergies to NON-food allergic families. Grocery shopping with food allergies is not for the faint of heart, you see. Food allergy families are … Continue reading →
One thing that many non-food allergic families don’t often understand is the way food allergies restrict your life. It’s not something you consciously think about, but occasionally it hits you in the face just HOW much your life has been changed by the existence of food allergies. For FAAW, I … Continue reading →
Long-time readers, you’re probably bored with this post by now, but because I have received such positive feedback on it, I’m re-posting it in honor of FAAW (Food Allergy Awareness Week). Just like I did last year. Think of this as the “It’s A Wonderful Life” of my little food … Continue reading →
My return to work last week was a huge adjustment for me and my family. Trying to balance Zac’s needs with our financial needs is a tricky tightrope to walk. One very positive thing came from returning to work, though: ADVOCACY. On any given day at work, I am placed … Continue reading →
Last week was FAAW, as you all know. I had lots of things up on my blog for the occasion, and the internet was all abuzz with allergy awareness. It was glorious! We have a local website, NWA Motherlode, that is a great website with resources for Mom’s in my area, blogs, … 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 →
They say a picture is worth a thousand words…how much is a video worth? This is my very first video making effort, and I’m sure anyone who knows anything about putting a video together will laugh at what I’ve done! But I don’t mind. This was fun to make, and … Continue reading →
In honor of FAAW, I thought it a good idea to bring back one of my most popular posts: FPIES Eyes. After that post ran, Darrel came up with the image up above. As part of raising awareness (and, let’s be honest, funds for our family), we created a Zazzle … Continue reading →
Yesterday began this years FAAW (Food Allergy Awareness Week). Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) presents this week to spread the word about food allergies, to increase awareness and spearhead better medical treatment and general understanding about food allergies. The FPIES Foundation has made their theme for this year’s FAAW “Awareness … 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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