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."

Sunday, October 3, 2010

4 Ingredients = 1 "cookie"

Little man currently has 3 "safe" foods:  Hemp, Arrowroot, and Safflower Oil.  And this week, he has been tolerating millet well, and I'm looking for more ways to get it in him for the trial.  We are on day4 of him having it consecutively and increasing daily.  So, with these 4 ingredients, add "safe" baking soda and cream of tarter to assure a chemical reaction and ingredients baking together....I successfully made him little arrowroot/millet cookies this morning!!  Thanks Amanda!  I have millet flour, and on the back of the bag is a recipe for biscuits so I thought I'd use that instead of Amanda's arrowroot cookie recipe to start with since I do not have sugar to use or a fruit- it would end up being a biscuit anyway. Well, that recipe tanked and was more like a dog biscuit! He bit into it and chewed it but spit it out!! Ugh- I was beginning to worry about him actually swallowing textures....but decided to try again with Amanda's made them beautifully!! It was then that I also realized I had gotten mixed up and used baking powder instead of baking soda/cream of tarter combo in the 1st biscuits!!! Ahhh!! Good thing he didn't eat them! He must've known.... Baking powder has corn starch, and I KNEW that but I got mixed up...maybe in my excitement to be baking again, and for Little Man!- I probably should just throw it away so I don't make that mistake again!  Once I re-made the new recipe- he didn't have any problems with the texture or taste and gobbled it up!!  He even "asked" for it again later in the day!    

1 comment:

  1. A cookie!!!! Hooray!!! So glad he went for it, even with the texture and everything. This makes me smile!