About a month ago we had a friday night that went like this...
we were out of our usual organic brown rice cereal... I gave them organic oatmeal instead (that they'd had before... I swear they had it before). They gobbled that stuff down like they were born to eat it... all seemed well... that is until about two hours passed and we heard Isla cry through the monitor... Andrew called for backup... she'd thrown up all over... everywhere. So we thought she must have a bug... but then fifteen minutes later Alice woke up and threw up everywhere. The throwing up continued until there was nothing left to do but gag. I was on the phone with tele-health for quite a while... thank god for phone-a-ble reassurance. Since Alice threw up too we ruled out a virus and blamed the situation on food. We thought there was no way it was the oatmeal so it must have been the organic chicken + vegetables that we opened that night.
I take the girls to the grocery store and they act like we are at Disney world. They kick and smile and are generally just hilarious to watch as I push them through the store. We are there to buy more rice cereal. They are out. So what do I do... I buy two options... the first Heinz brown rice cereal (which to my horror, is actually YELLOW when you make it...) the second being organic mixed grain cereal (this was the winner... this is what we fed them last night). They loved it. Two hours later the puking began. I have to tell you... it truly is horrible watching your babies puke... so helpless... so sad. It ended in gags.
So today... I turned to good old dr. google. and google tells me that they have FPIES. (Severe food allergy that causes a delayed (2 hour +) vomiting reaction. check. It makes complete sense.
So I will never feed them oatmeal again... and by never I mean I will not feed them oatmeal until they are at least three (the age at which dr. google says you might be able to reintroduce the culprit food again reaction free).
Did I mention that I eat oatmeal every single day for breakfast?
so that's what new with me. have you heard of FPIES?