After 575 days on GAPS, Carter is offically healed. Now he eats everything!

After 575 days on GAPS, Carter is offically healed. Now he eats everything! Well almost everything! He's still eating a real food/non processed diet for the most part and we will stay away from soy in all forms and cauliflower, mainly because Mommy is still scared of those foods. We are sticking with the 80/20 ratio of foods because now he can indulge in a cheat every once and awhile and he's just fine!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

The time has come

Three years and 8 months since Carter John Dyck was born. Three years and 8 months since Carter threw up for the first time. Two years and nine months since Carter nearly died for the first time. Two years and 3 months since I started writing this blog. Two years since Carter was hospitalized for the first time. One year and 3 months since we started GAPS. One year since Carter’s last FPIES reaction.

We have reached a new place in our lives, a place where Fear does not reign over our lives. A place where Food is does not control our lives. A place where Crayons, Markers, Palydoh and Paint are no longer enemies. A place where Sleep is not an exception to the rule. A place where “Just a Taste” doesn’t mean a trip to the ER. A place where the nebulizer doesn’t live on the kitchen counter. A place where screams of pain do not fill our home. A place where days are spent playing and laughing.

What is this new place, you ask? It is the land of GAPS. The land of Healing. The land of Hope. We have sailed across stormy waters and turbulent seas to get here. We’ve endured more than we ever thought possible. And we have left the land of FPIES . . .  FOREVER. We will not be returning to that darkness. We have found Life for our little boy.
Fear has kept me from uttering these words for far too long. The FPIES mindset is a hard one to overcome. When you live in fear 24/7 for over 2 years, it’s hard to imagine you could ever come to live in the land of Healing. But we are here. And we are never going back to the land of FPIES.

I want to end this by thanking YOU for being on this journey with us, for helping and supporting us as we found our way through the maze that was Carter’s life. YOU have helped save this little boy and our family. YOU gave us strength when there was none and hope and help. Thank you!



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  2. Hi. My name is Renel and I found you through the FPIES board on FB. I'm so excited to see your last post Carter is FPIES free!! Hooray.

    I live in Clovis, Ca and my 7 mo old daughter has a preliminary diagnosis of FPIES after two vomiting reactions to rice. I am looking for resources .... Allergist, GI doctors. Can you steer me in the right directions, and even tell me who to avoid. I'm just learning about this and I am so scared and overwhelmed. My 4 year old son does not have this and I'm just very worried.
    My email is ryr5 at yahoo.

    Thanks again and congratulations.