Thursday, March 19, 2009

The Hamster Wheel Keeps Turning

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:
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22 comments:

Barb said...

My GOD that kid is cute.

Barb said...

Hey.. I have an idea! Bring him to visit me! haha

Photogrl said...

Even with a double ear infection, he grins!

I hope you all get some much needed rest, soon!

eden said...

That is the CUTEST bunny I ever did see!!!

My goodness Farah, I hope you get some relief and rest soon. Poor thing!! XOXOX

sara said...

He just keeps getting cuter! I hope that he's feeling better soon and that the sleep continues to improve. Can't believe Easter will be here soon!

Amanda said...

Seriously...could he get any cuter?!?!

I'm so sorry about the continued illness. I really hope the sleepless nights are over!

Courtney said...

Geez - sorry you are having to burn through multiple doctors and medications to get the little one well. Hopefully things clear up very soon, and lots of rest to follow for all of you. :)

*He is one adorable little bunny!

Dreamer4agift said...

I hope everything clears up really soon for you two...

But my, oh my, what a cute, eatable, bunny:-)

Jen said...

You should take him to visit Barb. Elizabeth always sleeps great the night after we see Barb.

I wonder if Elizabeth's nummular eczema will turn out to be ringworm now that yours has gone the opposite direction.

T-Mommy said...

I could eat that bunny, he is just irresistible!

I am glad you had a chance to consult with the doctor you like, it seems you are now in the right track.

Road Blocks and Roller Coasters said...

Oh my goodness...that picture is just too cute! I'm so glad the Dr finally figured out what was really going on with MTs rash. Poor kid. It does sound like what Lemy had, which I think was eczema...but hers cleared on its own after I switched soaps and lotion.

I hope that the new regime of treatment works and that this is a quiet, restful, and healing weekend. ((LOTS OF HUGS))

Amanda said...

He is such a CUTIE!!!

Elizabeth said...

Wow, that is super cute!
Yay for no ringworm, and for better sleep. Hope it keeps getting better! Sorry about the ear infections, though that sucks man. I wonder if he's sensitive to the dyes in the meds? Not that I know anything about that! It's so hard not knowing what to do sometimes!

Cibele said...

OMG, he is too cute... Lyla's firts time on antibiotic has the same way, the first one did not work, we had to start over. probiotic really helped. Good luck

ms. c said...

This child is way too cute, Farah!
Kudos for you for insisting on seeing the doc that you like. i hope everything clears up soon.

Hopeful Terri said...

What a sweet Easter bunny.. I always eat the ears first -- he better watch out.

Sorry about the problems. I have Ecezma myself and I use the Aveno Lotion it works great.

Hilary said...

Awww Farah Austin he's the cutest!!! I hope he gets better soon and everyone gets some much needed SLEEP~

Kim said...

What a cute little easter bunny!!!!

Hope the meds are helping him. He's too cute to not be feeling well!

My Reality said...

I hope he is feeling better by now.

I have dealt with eczema my entire life. If your new soaps/lotions are fragrance free, then good. If not, my suggestion is to go shopping for fragrance free stuff. I can't use fragranced lotions or I end up with a bad eczema outbreak.

jayleigh said...

My goodness! He's growing up so fast! And he's downright adorable! Look at those ears. That smile.

What a beautiful child.

Missed you, but I'm back now. We're moved into the new house in the Big City. Woo woo.

Christy said...

What a yummy little bunny! The cuteness is just getting to be too much, bring me some insulin!

I've been meaning to ask, how's the job going?

Mel said...

O.M.G.
He looks SO DELICIOUS in those rabbit ears!