Jamus Hovseth rides his bike like any other three year old, and he plays with toys like any other three year old. But everything changes when he eats.
Jamus has a rare disease called FPIES. It causes his body to reject most food proteins.
"We knew ever since he was born," said Robyn Hovseth, Jamus' mom. "I tried to nurse him and I couldn't eat very many foods and when we started feeding him food at six months old he just would get violently ill."
The only way for Jamus to get nutrients he can keep down is through a formula called Neocate Junior. It's directly inserted into his stomach through a tube six times a day. There's just one problem.
"It expires in June or July of 2014, but we only have enough supply to get us through December right now," said Hovseth.
That's because production of the old product stopped, and a change in the new product causes Jamus to react like he would to any other food.
"I will throw up on my mom," said Jamus, explaining the allergy in his words.
Robyn and Shawn say they are planning on trying some different formulas and medicines. If Jamus can't tolerate those, the family would be forced to hospitalize Jamus and turn to TPN, an IV nutrition.
"It has a lot of bad side effects," said Hovseth. "It can cause liver failure. It can cause your digestive system to fall asleep. It can increase your risk of infections."
The family says they're taking things one day at a time, but even that is a struggle.
"You worry all the time, you can't sleep at night," said Hovseth.
For more on Jamus' story check out the Facebook page 'Fight for Jamus'.