Thanksgiving is upon us again, and I honestly have nothing new to share this year. At least Jed and I have picked up a small dose of the cooties Darrel has now, so it’s very possible Thanksgiving for our family won’t happen this Thursday. My parents would rather we not bring … Continue reading →
It’s exactly one week from Thanksgiving. While most normal people are looking forward to a three day workweek, tryptophan overload, and Black Friday sales, food allergic families are quietly (or not so quietly) panicking over the thought of The Big Feast. When you deal with food allergies and/or food intolerances, … Continue reading →
Unlike last year, this year I’m planning ahead for Thanksgiving. I decided to start with my Pumpkin Pie recipe. I took a peek at it, tweaked some photos and added a nifty printable recipe option. Now it is all updated and ready for your Thanksgiving feast! (Well, the recipe is ready. … Continue reading →
Just before Thanksgiving, I discovered this little gem of a recipe on Pinterest. I knew I HAD to make it for Turkey-day! Since I hadn’t ever made it before, I couldn’t share it with you before Thanksgiving, but…bookmark it for next year, folks, ’cause this one is worth adding to … 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 →
After Jed showed us so clearly that he loves us by trying to feed us, I started thinking about love. “Faith, Hope and Love, but the greatest of these is Love.” Love makes the world go ’round, so says musicians, poets, and the Bible. Love makes all things possible…or at … Continue reading →
Today is Thanksgiving Eve, and I’m going to be taking the rest of the week off from blogging to spend time with my family, finish getting life in order from two weeks away from home, and (attempting to) rest. Before I go, though, a Thanksgiving post is in order. Every … 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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