I hope you all had a really excellent Christmas! It’s almost the end of 2015, and I figured it would be good to do a little “year end recap” and update. For starters, I’ve been rather quiet on the blog front lately, but that’s actually because I’ve been writing furiously … Continue reading →
It’s been a rough few weeks. In fact, there’s been so much happening that I can’t fit it all in one post, so this will be a nifty “ongoing storyline”. To begin, we do have some exciting news! October 30th, I arrived home from work in the early afternoon. As soon as I … Continue reading →
We’ve been in a bit of a holding pattern the last month. Sickness ALWAYS throws our plans to the wind. After our trip to Chicago, the boys caught whatever cooties I came down with. It took almost two weeks for the sneezing and heavy mucous production to abate for all … Continue reading →
On Thursday, August 13th, Darrel and I declared russet potatos a safe food for Zac. It’s his 18th safe food, and we couldn’t be happier! For his part, Zac adores potatos. He gets excited by mashed potatos, thrilled with hamburger hash, and ecstatic over French fries. For our part, life … Continue reading →
Do you know what I dislike? Working. More specifically, working so much that I’m exhausted while AT work, and so exhausted when I get home that I’m almost comatose for two days after returning. I took my computer to work with me last week, but, thanks to insane delays on … Continue reading →
Last week was brutal. I’m feeling very off my game right now, so this might not be the best writing I’ve ever done. Still, I wanted to give an update on the tomato trial, since I announced it last week. The tomato trial never happened. Zac helped us pick out tomatos … Continue reading →
It’s been a long couple of weeks. We’ve been busily trying to get the homeschool classroom put together, since Jed has announced that he can only go to school IN a classroom. (Love opinionated kiddos!) Really our classroom is just half of our office cleaned out and dedicated to school … Continue reading →
A few weeks ago, I went blueberry picking with my preschoolers. We had to find some organic, fresh blueberries for Zac’s planned blueberry trial, and since I couldn’t find organic blueberries last year at the Farmer’s Market, pick your own seemed the solution! Honestly, I wasn’t sure how it would … Continue reading →
If you follow my Facebook page, you’ll know where I’ve been the last two weeks. On vacation! Sort of. June is pretty jam-packed for our family; my birthday, Jed’s birthday, Zac’s birthday, and Father’s Day all hit at once. We have a double birthday party for the boys in June … Continue reading →
Zac turned 3 years old yesterday. For his birthday, he got his 15th safe food: baking soda. It doesn’t sound like much, but we are ecstatic! Baking soda doesn’t add much to his diet, really, but it makes everything he already has much better. Pancakes are fluffier, cookies are more real, … 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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