So here I am playing catch up AGAIN! It’s been six days since my last post. When am I not playing catch up? I swear if it’s not one thing it’s another! So my Pooh Bear has been sick for a little over a week. I took him to the ER last weekend due to an infection that had him so miserable and this is where all our additional problems started! Now, here’s a little background history… Pooh Bear is now two years old. He has food allergies and seasonal allergies due to pollen. We have to deal with eczema and we also are on Xopenex for wheezing! The pediatrician did say it comes in three’s. Allergies, Asthma and Eczema! Ugh!
We visited the ER last Saturday and they put Pooh Bear on an aggressive antibiotic, which tasted horrible! Yuck! I was having such an issue getting him to take the full dosage. We had to follow up with the pediatrician on Monday who then switched the antibiotic to a better tasting one. Within 24-48 hours Pooh Bear started to have diarrhea. Well, that was a side affect of the first medication he was on. We go back to the doctor on Tuesday to check in because Pooh Bear has such a sensitive system that he reacts to almost everything, we passed that check up and we are on the road to recovery! So I thought… By Thursday I had stopped his antibiotics to see if the diarrhea would stop! On Friday I noticed a diaper rash on Pooh Bear’s rear end! Within a 24 hour period it got worse; I started to use Desitin on it, and then switched to Aveeno Diaper Rash Cream. It was horrible!
Pooh Bear didn’t want to be changed, he couldn’t sit down, and he was so uncomfortable! I struggled through every changing! We were both crying on Saturday as I changed him, and I’m apologizing to him telling him that mommy’s sorry and I’m going to make it all better. He looks up at me with tears in his eyes and says “Its okay mommy!”*My heart sank* I was so concerned that I called the nurse line on Saturday and needed advice. Nurse Advice: Go to the pharmacy and get Florastor a pro biotic to help restore his GI system and hopefully the diarrhea will slow down and/ or stop completely. Try to get him to eat yogurt as well. Get Derma Care, a diaper rash cream that is more concentrated and tends to work faster on really bad diaper rashes. Okay, I was successful at getting the Florastor but, not the Derma Care. Derma Care needs to be prescribed by a physician. Pooh Bear doesn’t like yogurt, he spits it right out! Lovely! (Sarcasm) Oh, and I almost forgot… She told me to let him run around bare with no diaper, it needs as much air to hit it as possible and it will help heal the diaper rash. Now, I swear I mentioned at the beginning of the conversation, that he had diarrhea. My first thoughts: Um, I’m not talking about a puppy that I can crate and do clean up all in one place! I’m talking about an active two year old. I have no problem laying him on a towel bare bottom while he’s sleeping! There’s no way I’m doing it while he’s up and running around. That would be a hot mess!
Okay, this is the second weekend in a row that I’ve had to call the nurse line and follow up with the doctor on Monday. So, we go to visit the pediatrician and he takes a look at Pooh Bears little butt! Okay, he says this is from the diarrhea! It’s so acidic and when it touches his skin it get’s irritated. Me: Well, it’s not like he’s sitting in a diaper, he gets changed immediately after he goes. Dr: It doesn’t matter! He’s been having diarrhea since Tuesday. I’m going to prescribe a cream that is used when usually treating elderly patients for bed sores! Me (In My head): What the hell! Dr.: It’s a barrier cream that will protect the sores and help the healing process. It should clear up in no time, there’s no need to start him back on the antibiotics! I think the medicine has had enough time to do its job! Me: OK, well Thanks! I have been here three times within the last week and I hope I don’t I don’t see you for a while! *smiles*
Conclusion: My son was ill due to an open wound caused by scratching from his eczema; the wound got infected and he then got antibiotics which caused diarrhea, which in return caused a really bad diaper rash! But, we’re on the mend! Yippee!
So there you have it! I’ve been on hiatus yet again, but I’m back for now! Let’s hope this lasts a little while shall we! If only I could put him in a bubble and keep him safe!