“Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome” otherwise known as Fpies. To put it very simply- a person with Fpies can not process the proteins in certain, many or most foods.
Never heard of it? I hadn’t. Until a few years ago when one of my best friends Ashley (aka Magazine Mom, my sidekick) discovered her son has it. Poor little man. It was a crazy time in there lives. My heart ached for them.
This is what Sneaky B has. Fpies, although acute.
Okay can I say what we are all thinking. What are the freaking chances of this happening? Two friends with new babies a year and a half apart. Both have this random never heard of syndrome? There has to be a mathematician out there who can tell me the odds. Maybe we need to hit up Vegas?
I do feel fortunate though. Lucky for me I have a friend I can go to for any questions I have about this Fpies. Lucky for us, we are go getters when it comes to our kiddos. Somehow I think we will be planning something big, yet again, for Fpies kids. Lucky Fpies. Lucky us!
I have a lot to learn still. LOTS. She will probably grow out of it. She will most likely always be intolerant to corn which is her biggest trigger (using Fpies wordage: “trigger” food that causes reaction). Now that we know she has Fpies, I feel good. Not knowing, for me, is the worst. Now we can look Fpies in the face and take it on. We accept this challenge.