Thanks scsigrl. Without wanting to pry, is banana the only thing your son reacts to? The link HopefulJo included (thanks, BTW....I didn't notice it until this morning) also cites vomiting as a reaction if you're latex-allergic.
I went to kidswithalergies.org last night when you first suggested FPIES (first site on the google search) and it said that they typically vomit to bile...is that right away (as in continued successive vomiting)? Both times Simon would hurl....violently and a lot of volume, but then he would stop for a while. He would still nurse (and then vomit again, similarly violently and voluminously). This would go on for ~8 hours and then stop. He's not ever gone into shock that I can tell, although he has seemed listless, which I attributed to exhauistion. By the end he's not nursing much and dry heaving/vomiting up very little, which again, I figured was because he was so tired he wasn't nursing.
Admittedly I'm a little frightened about feeding him anything solid. I hate for him to go through that, or potentially have an even worse reaction to something else. That said, there are foods he doesn't react to, and he's growing fine, which I'm so thankful for. I found a blog and the author's son could eat only peaches and a few oils/seeds without experiencing a reaction. So frightening.