Kara was diagnosed with food protein induced enterocolitis syndrome (FPIES) in August of 2010. She has had many FPIES reactions and complications that have lead to numerous hospitalizations and specialist appointments. It was a huge sigh of relief to finally have some answers and a diagnosis, however we have to remind ourselves daily that this is a very serious disease and this is only the beginning of the long road we have in front of us.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Pears Fail

We trialed pears the last few days after much consideration over what our next food was going to be. I decided on pears because it is one of the few foods that most FPIES kids can actually have.

We started pears last Wednesday around suppertime. I gave her a sippy cup of about 1/4 pear juice, 3/4 water. That night she was up a good part of the night really fussy, just laying on us, obviously uncomfortable. On Thursday she had a total of 5 bad diapers. Hello, diaper rash, it's been a whole two days. I can't say we've missed you!

I did some researching of this and thought maybe it was because of the juice, maybe it was the syrup in the pears. I had some fresh pears but when we finally went to trial pear, they weren't so fresh so I settled on what I had. It was on Friday that I steamed some up. This breaks down the proteins a little more so hopefully lessening the chances of her reacting.

It was evident by Saturday morning that we were failing so I called it quits. I'm bummed about this and not sure what to trial next. I really thought this was going to be a pass food but it certainly explains a lot of past behavior and symptoms in Kara before we started the elimination diet and food challenges!

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