What is FPIES to me?
You have heard about FPIES from your parents and doctors, but what does it mean to be a kid experiencing FPIES?
At the Hospital
Sometimes, a kid may need to go to the hospital. Maybe it is for a doctor appointment, maybe it is for a stay. From emergency planning to beating the boredom of a hospital stay, we are here to help you through each step of the way!
Welcome to the Kids' Spot!
What is FPIES to ME?
FPIES, medically speaking, is a type of food allergy affecting the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Classic symptoms of FPIES include profuse vomiting, diarrhea, and dehydration. Unlike typical food allergies, symptoms may not happen right away and do not show up on standard allergy tests.
I want to read more. . .
Interested in learning about the specialists you and other children may visit? Come on over and meet an allergist/immunologist, gastroenterologist, and dietitian. Learn about their jobs and how they want to help you!
Tell me more. . .
I Want My Social Life!
FPIES is only ONE part of who you are! It can make day-to-day life a little tricky though, especially during medical procedures and food trials. Sometimes talking to family and friends about FPIES and what you feel can be tough– how do you explain what you want to say?
Click here to read about how other kids have handled this before!
Ways to Cope: By Kids, For Kids
Finding ways to cope and ways to lower your stress related to FPIES can be rough at different times. Kids might need different outlets for coping than adults! We have spoken to other kids dealing with chronic illness or FPIES to bring you a list of resources that can help!
School is a big part of your daily life! Explore ways to help you navigate school life!
Are you a brother or sister of a kid living with FPIES? Looking for more ways to support your sibling and ways to spread awareness? Needing ideas for coping with stress?
We Want to Hear From You!
The Brag Board
Would you like to share your art or a personal message with the FPIES community and those wanting to learn more about this condition? Simply create some art or write your statement and send it to us, as an email attachment at email@example.com (write “brag board” in the title line) or through postal mail
Kids in Action!
All over the world, kids of all ages are using their individual voices to spark action, to make changes in their world! Read the stories of kids affected by FPIES and their siblings!
Share Your Stories and Art!
The FPIES Foundation
PO BOX 304
Stewartville, MN 55976
Page published: September 11, 2013. Last update: Jan. 22, 2018. Copyright © 2013,The FPIES Foundation