When you start blogging, one of the first big recommendations is to have a schedule for your posts. It doesn’t have to be set in stone, but a general guideline really helps keep your blog on track. For Cradle Rocking Mama, I generally write one post per week (usually Monday) that … Continue reading →
Last Wednesday was my birthday, and I spent it flying home from work and doing another goat milk run once home. Then I passed out at 8:45pm. I know. I’m such a party animal! That day was also the first day of the apricot trial break. Zac has been having … Continue reading →
Last Thursday I walked into the health food co-op and saw a gigantic display of Apricots. They had just gotten them in, and told me they should continue to receive them for the next couple of months. Apricots are on my short list of foods to trial next for Zac, … 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 →
Last week I wrote about being fructosed. I was. It was rotten. It also served to mask the early symptoms of a stomach bug. One I didn’t decide I actually had until Wednesday. That’s right; I had a vicious stomach bug that took me at least three days to diagnose. … Continue reading →
Last Thursday evening, Darrel and I decided to begin our next formula trial. We’d decided to go ahead and do a gradual trial before I returned to my last two weeks at work before the leave of absence, and Zac was at baseline on Wednesday. So, Thursday evening we gave … Continue reading →
Dear One Year Molars, Sigh…I’m very disappointed in you. You’ve been hanging around in Zac’s mouth for over a month now without popping through. You’re causing him a great deal of pain. Which means, of course, a month of disturbed sleep for MAMA, too, and many days of me having … Continue reading →
Sorry in advance, but this is going to be a long, sad post. Back in June we started a quinoa trial. We planned to pull the quinoa for three days and resume the trial to see if he reacted, and on the final day of the first stage of the … Continue reading →
Saturday afternoon, as I struggled to strap a screaming Zac into his carseat, I looked down to see that – oh my goodness! He got another tooth! Finally. This teething thing was getting old. So he now has 7 little teeth in his cute little head, and I’m sure the … Continue reading →
…at least, when their Mama doesn’t pay enough attention to what they are teething on! As a modern, good mother, I made sure to get lots of solid wood toys for my boys to play with. Like Jed’s Thomas Trains, and the entire wooden layout. Zac has been delivering tiny, … 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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