It’s FPIES awareness week! What’s FPIES????

That is same exact question I asked my daughter-in-law. Our Grandson was finally diagnosed with FPIES – Food Protein Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome when he was almost a year old. Before that it he was always sick, he couldn’t keep his food down, they had endless trips to the doctor and the hospital. Thank goodness they found a doctor who diagnosed him. With a very strict diet. They now have his condition under control.

FPIES

Here’s a description of FPIES from the FPIES Foundation

Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome (FPIES) is a type of food allergy affecting the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.  Classic symptoms of FPIES include profound vomiting, diarrhea, and dehydration. These symptoms can lead to severe lethargy, change in body temperature and blood pressure. Unlike typical food allergies, symptoms may not be immediate and do not show up on standard allergy tests.  Furthermore, the negative allergy evaluation may delay the diagnosis and take the focus off the causative food.  Nonetheless, FPIES can present with severe symptoms following ingestion of a food trigger.

to learn more visit their website: http://fpiesfoundation.org/

Here’s my daughter-in-laws story:

http://cruzinmama.blog.com/2014/05/15/my-fpies-story/

 

 

 

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