Where Did I leave off .. Oh yes: 5 long sleepless nights of Ri.ngworms + Ear Infection + Teething + Antibiotic Diaper Rash.
MT would fall asleep around 10-11pm and be up from 2am - 6/8 am screaming ... inconsolable. Nothing I tried worked. So finally the 6th night of this, I admitted Fail/defeat and called the Dr around 9pm. She gave me some tricks to try ... and asked me to call for another visit in the morning. I called right when their office opened to find out that they only had appointments for the same Dr I had already seen last Tues and Wednesday and talked to on Monday night. I didn't want to see her again. So I had to wait for an appointment with the Dr I wanted until today.
Monday night, After talking with the dr. I decided that I was not going to give MT anymore antibiotics. My husband and I both agreed that we thought that the antibiotics were making him more miserable and we most to blame for the wakeful nights. Unfortunately MT had the ear infection before going to the dr. so We didn't really think it was the culprit. Remember, We went to the Dr to discuss his rash that was getting worse. Tuesday ,no meds, bedtime went fairly well. Asleep around 9 pm, In the crib around 8:30pm. This was a huge success for us considering the previous nights. His lil diaper rash was also clearing up very well. Wednesday bedtime came and went without a hitch also. Score for us.
I am unsure if it happens to be a huge coincidence that once we stopped the antibiotic he slept through the night. I am sure having no diaper rash help sleep also. Oh did I mention also that the pink stuff seemed to hype MT up pretty good also. Whatever the reason, Yah for everyone sleeping. Sleep is good. It is hard to adjust backwards on sleep regression.
So today - Went to the Dr at 4:45pm. Saw the Dr I like and she took a few good looks at MT's rash that has gotten worse since undergoing treatment. She said that it is not ringworm and that is why the treatment was not working. She diagnosed him with nu.mmular ec.zema der.mititis. (i can't find an article w/o showing awful extreme condition pictures - so I will spare you the links) Basically they are coin shaped dry patches of skin that mostly affect the arms/legs. I did find a website that stated they can tend to resemble r.ingworms but the difference is the spots are not marked with the definite raised ring. I also told her that I stopped the antibiotics and why. She looked in his ears and apparently both are infection now. So she says that it was a good thing I came in because the meds were not working for that either. She wanted me to scrap all the meds we had and start over again. So now back to square one. I asked for her recommendation on a probiotic. Went and pick up that, filled the new antibiotic. Bought new soaps/lotions to try for bathtime .. So far so good. Poor lil thing is sleeping upright in his swing right now and I up he is out for the night - But who knows.
We did manage to have some fun in all that Dr talk though. We played in the Easter Section today - Look I found an Easter Bunny on isle 5: