My Little Pie

My Little Pie

Monday, 28 April 2014

Pear = FAIL

I bought some organic pears (not officially classed as organic but not sprayed) from the farmers market on Saturday and we decided to start a new food trial with Iyla right away. Like usual she loved it! But things haven't gone very well. There has been lots of screaming, not much sleep, spit up and horrible poo the last two days and today she completely refused to eat it. She put it in her mouth but screamed hysterically until i scraped every single bit out. We aren't giving her anymore.

We are giving her a few days break to get back to normal and then we are going to trial lamb.

Having to refuse her food is getting harder and harder the older she gets though. She wants what we eat so badly now and those pleading eyes are heartbreaking. Hoping and praying we can find more safe foods soon!!

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Growing out of the severe sensitivity???

Yesterday was one of those days where Iyla managed to find every bit of food on the floor. In the morning she ate a tiny piece of a biscuit and a cheerio. We were expecting a reaction, especially from the cheerio but nothing happened. She was her happy self all morning. Then at about 3.30pm she somehow managed to find a twistie. We thought for sure something bad would happen seeing as rice and corn are the main ingredients and two of her worst foods. But apart from a couple of random screaming episodes in the evening she seemed ok. We did have a terrible night where she barely slept and screamed most of the night but no vomiting and so far this morning no diarrhoea (she is very unhappy this morning though and hasn't let me put her down). We are hopeful that this means as she is getting older her stomach isn't quite as sensitive as it was when she was a tiny baby. We are sure she is still allergic to these foods but she probably just needs more of them to cause a bad reaction.

Broccoli is still going great too. She is eating full servings with no problems what so ever. So exciting to say she has a SAFE food!! Hurray!!!  :) :) :) 

 She makes such a mess! Broccoli everywhere!

Monday, 21 April 2014


We have a new food to add to Iyla's safe list...spiders :). Just kidding. But she ate a big black spider yesterday and didn't have a reaction to it. So gross but kind of funny at the same time.

On the topic of food, she is still going well with broccoli. Her poo is pretty much normal now and she is sleeping well and super happy. It is looking like it may be a pass!! We usually do 10 day trials before classing it a pass and today we are on day 10 but she is still only eating 4tsp a day. So i'll start increasing that again and see how she copes. I fed her when we had dinner tonight instead of first thing in the morning and she loved joining in with us :).

Wednesday, 16 April 2014


Iyla is on day 6 of broccoli and things seem to be improving and not getting worse. YAY!! The first few days there was some sleep trouble and grumpiness but that went away and she is sleeping great and is really happy all day long. There has been lots of explosive, mucousy, instant butt burning poop. But as the days go by this seems to be getting better. Yesterday and today her poo has still been horrible but not half as much mucous. It actually seems like her body may be building up a tolerance to broccoli which is awesome! Iyla is loving it too and gets so excited when i put her in her highchair to be fed. We are sticking to 4tsp a day until her poo is normal again then we will increase slowly. Hoping and praying it continues to go well!!!

 Miss broccoli face!

Monday, 7 April 2014

Cauliflower = FAIL

Although it was only a mild reaction, we aren't going to try cauliflower again. The reaction was the same as last time. It was a bit over 2hrs this time when she vomiting but it was bigger then the first one. All over her carseat. She wasn't really unhappy, but obviously not her usual happy self. She went off bottles again for 8hrs but the worst was over within 4hrs. She vomited again in her sleep during the night but didn't do any screaming. She didn't get any rash this time but i think that is because last time she rubbed a lot of it over her face. This time she ate it all.

Now for a few days break and then to try figure out what food to try next.

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Mild reaction, now retrialing

On Friday Iyla seemed to have a mild reaction to the cauliflower. I fed her early in the morning when we all had breakfast and just under 2hrs later she did a small vomit and started crying and nothing made her happy. She also got red around her eyes and the skin was slightly swollen. We had to take Connor to school and she vomited again in the car on the way home. But then fell asleep and was much happier when she woke up. That night she screamed herself to sleep in my arms and woke up 3 times during the night screaming. The next morning she did one horrible poo. Our dietician wanted us to give her a few days break and then retrial just to make sure it really was the cauliflower and not something she may have picked up off the floor. I gave her 1/4 of a teaspoon at 12.30 today so we'll see what happens in two hours time.

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Cauliflower trial

So this morning I decided it was time to start feeding Iyla some cauliflower. Like usual she started with 1/4 of a teaspoon. She LOVED it! It was so cute and really really hard for me not to feed her more. She was really happy all day but did do a bit of screaming this evening and lots of painful refluxy burps. We'll see how she goes. Please pray her body wont reject this food!!

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Teeth torture!

Teething has been causing some major drama in this household over the last few days. Iyla is cutting her two middle top teeth and with random fevers, and lots of random screaming and some very late nights she is making us wish they would just hurry up!! We are ready to start a new food as her drinking is back to normal, she has gained her weight back and her poop is also normal. But we need to wait for these teeth so that we don't confuse the pain from that with a possible mild/build up type reaction. Our plan for the next food is to try cauliflower. We have a list of foods to try first that are most popular passes with kids with FPIES. A vegetable is what the dietician wants us to try next, so we got all the vegetables on that list and did the muscle testing with them. Out of tomato, carrot, spinach, broccoli and cauliflower the last three on the list tested good. We thought cauliflower would be the nicest tasting so will go with that first. Praying hard that she will tolerate it! I'll update when we start.