Mothers Intuition

Have you ever had an instinct? An instinct that begins as a gnawing...Then grows into a raging burn; a burning instinct that something is wrong...

Your baby continues to get sick from the very foods he is supposed to thrive on. I did. I am a mom of a little boy just diagnosed with FPIES.

And that burning feeling now? Extinguished. My instincts? Stronger than ever. Guiding me, with my faith, as we navigate through the murky waters of our new world created by something called FPIES.

"Faith is not about everything turning out OK; Faith is about being OK no matter how things turn out."

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

A step in a new direction?

Or maybe (hopefully?) a leap! A leap towards true gut healing and finding our little man's baseline and moving on with food introductions.

Big day today! Hemp milk arrived this afternoon (thankfully the one with the expiration date after Feb.2011 to assure natural flavors in it are corn free). We gave him some right away, he loves it! Half the worry was if he was going to take it....although I figured he would- he doesn't seem to be a picky eater or "super taster" as one of my other boys is. He has had a good evening and fell asleep without any problems. So, now we wait....we wait to see how his body will accept it and if he will drink enough of it, then we begin the process of adding fortifiers because it isn't very high in calories or protein. But if it helping to finally heal his gut and his body can absorb each of those calories, he is still winning. Although, we know we won't be able to continue it just "as is" for too many days. We see his Dietitian on Tuesday so by then we should know how his tummy is handling the change.
It is my #3 son's 3rd birthday today!! Wow, 3yrs go so quickly. It seems just last week he was the age of our littlest man. Birthdays are always celebrations for mommy's too...bittersweet celebrations. I always say I want to find the pause button....until now - with FPIES, I'm looking for the fast forward!!

1 comment:

  1. I am so glad that he loved the hemp milk. Iwas anxious to hear how it went. Hopefully tonight will be a good night for everyone. It's so great to see that you are finding some solid answers. Hopefully the hemp milk will be the next step in a positive direction! And happy birthday to #3!! Looks like my #2, a huge Toy Story fan!!