I have now officially finished my first trip back to work. Honestly, it wasn’t too bad. Pretty much my entire time away was a series of me thinking “I can handle this!” followed by “I can’t handle this!” – repeat ad nauseum. It started with arriving in my domicile on … Continue reading →
Tuesday evening the kids and I were at the grocery store. Jed was entertaining himself by looking at the candy, which, as I’ve already said, the poor child has no concept of. He doesn’t want to eat any of it, he just likes the pretty colors! He grabbed a Snickers bar … Continue reading →
What, did you think I was going to be uber-serious all week? After yesterday, I thought I would share with you the lighter side of going to a protest rally with your children. Let’s start at the beginning. I care (obviously) very much about this cause…but, I don’t get out … Continue reading →
Let’s take a moment to focus on fructose, shall we? I’ve had many comments about Jed’s Fructose Malabsorption, about some of the ingredients I use in my recipes, and just general fructose “confusion” about what we’re doing and why we’re doing it. So, I thought I would clarify a few … Continue reading →
I am DYING to eat one of these! OK, so when you take out dairy, and eggs, and butter, and wheat, and sugar, well, you start to wonder if you can ever have a baked good again! After many trials (and lots of errors), I finally tweaked my old, regular … Continue reading →
AND So I was looking around for some novel ways to use spaghetti squash recently, and stumbled upon Beard & Bonnet’s Hot Water Cornbread recipe. Well, butter my butt and call me a biscuit, Mama! My southern roots just vibrated with happiness! One thing about FPIES that really ticks me … Continue reading →
OK, seriously, y’all. I DO watch my son. I DO make Herculean efforts to keep him from eating stuff he’s not supposed to have. But Zac has an uncanny ability to locate and consume paper that I am just not fast enough to prevent. My dad has started calling him … Continue reading →
…or so says my husband! When I posted the recipe for my quinoa pasta noodles I commented that they went great with my homemade spaghetti sauce. One of the comments on that post requested the recipe for the sauce, so here it is! (This is for you, Katherine!) It’s … Continue reading →
Sorry this is so late today; I didn’t get a chance to use the computer all weekend and today was wicked busy! SO…as I left it last week we were wondering about the corn in the probiotics and weren’t sure if Zac was handling them well or not. Monday I … Continue reading →
I was woken up far too early by children who got far too little sleep. (6:45 a.m., in case you were wondering.) My normal “get up and go” routine took far too long as I stumbled around in a brain fog until I looked up at 9:00 a.m. to realize … 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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