Friday, August 21, 2009

The update

We got up early--let's be real, we were up, but we had to get dressed, in order to head out to the doctor this morning for Junior. After yesterday's mess with the doctor calling his scratching and itching a psychological problem, I was hoping for a better outcome.

What a change! The dermatologist we saw was WONDERFUL! He was friendly, understanding, liked kids or at least pretended too, and listened to everything I had to say. I asked him if he thought that the problem could be psychological based on what the doctor yesterday had said, and he was floored. He started to go off--has he ever had eczema? He assured me that there was nothing wrong psychologically with my son, and that it was obvious he was miserable. He cultured several of the areas to make sure there wasn't something more going on.

He prescribed a new course of treatment with two baths a day for 10 minutes, a new cream slathered all over him, and then being put in his pajamas. This should do wonders for his potty training too, right? We still have to put his pajamas on backwards too. Fun times!

I called to check on my classes getting paid for through the My CAA program. I signed up for one class that I shouldn't have, so the voucher was wrong. After a 30 minute phone call to military onesource I was able to correct the problem and I think we are squared away. Good thing since they start Monday!

We took all of Junior's paperwork into daycare and he is squared away to start on Monday. Whew. We talked about the egg allergy and they said to bring in his epi pen and the benadryl, and then I found out that his pediatrician is the doctor for the center. They also made a special note about his eczema so as the lady said "we don't want him being sent home for rashes when it is just eczema". THANK YOU!!! If only his last daycare felt the same way! They also don't serve eggs or any peanut products, so we are good to go.

We hit the playground this afternoon where Junior and Abs collected sticks, picked flowers, ran amok, and pointed out every plane, glider and skydiver that we saw. It was wonderful, and while they played I was able to read part of Julie & Julia. I heard the movie is great, and I can't wait to finish the book and see it.

My sister introduced me to pesto chicken sandwiches with fresh mozzarella. I don't think she planned for me to eat them every meal. I'm in heaven.....

Junior dressed and ready to go to the playground...


Brittany said...

So glad you are getting it all worked out and that your classes are starting soon! I am actually impressed with CAA... They aren't near as snooty as some of the other programs I have worked with!

I love the little cheff hat! Tooo cute!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Glad today went so much better!

silver star said...

Sounds like everything's finally starting to work out well for you, glad to hear it.

smilinggreenmom said...

I am so glad that I found your blog :) It is really cute by the way! I wanted to share with you that our little boy also has/had Eczema and food allergies really really bad. We actually did not sleep a full night until last year when he was three because he was always itching and bleeding and crying all night. He was miserable from it.

We took him to all kinds of doctors, specialists, allergists etc and no one seemed to be able to really help him. Their only answer was potent meds and creams. In fact, his allergist kept increasing his dose of oral steroids and soon his little body was steroid dependent. It seemed as though all foods were causing him to break out and after trying an elimination diet, he was down to only eating chicken, peas and rice. Awful. Anyway- there are so many more details I could share but I don't want to write a novel for you LOL!

After seeing an Endocrinologist, he was weaned off and we put him on Vidazorb kids chewable probiotics....IT HAS HELPED HIM DRAMATICALLY!! I can not tell you how huge this has been for him and for our whole family. He can now eat all kinds of foods (we still avoid major allergies like nuts, dairy and eggs) and he looks and feels great!! He is like a normal little boy now and it has truly been an answer to prayers! He loves them too- they are purple bees and I think he thinks he's eating candy or something :)

I hope this information helps you and your little boy with his struggle of Eczema and allergies. I am also glad you found a great preschool for him! We found on that is nut free too and LOVE it :)

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