So for the past few months I have been battling horrible eczema with my youngest kiddo. When I say horrible...... I mean horrible. My oldest son had and still has eczema but nothing like Ryder's. It didn't start til about three months and has been gradually just been getting worse. We've switched his formula at least three times from regular Enfamil to Prosobee to ultimately a hypoallergenic formula. The hypoallergenic formula seemed to be helping him for a little bit but we are right back where we started and I feel horrible for him. When I change his diaper I have to hold his arms down or put socks on his hands because he just wants to itch it. No amount of any kind of lotion will help. I've tried everything!
I called his pediatrician Thursday and explained that he seemed to be getting worse. His pediatrician order up blood work for him to see exactly what he has an allergy to so we can get to the bottom of this.
So yesterday I took Ryder to get his blood taken at the doctors building. As I walked into the office, I saw the room FULL of people..... "Ugh. I do not wanna wait in a room full of people during flu season!", I though to myself. I walked up to the counter and explain to receptionist why I was there and she handed me a pager. It was exactly like the kind you get at a restaurant while your waiting for the severer to clear you a table. I took a pager and search for an open chair that was clear of people cough and hacking. I choose to sit next to an older gentleman who was sleeping. He snored...... but at least he wouldn't cough on us. After 30 minutes of waiting I was called back up to the desk. I was actually quite surprised I was expecting to be there for at least an hour waiting. I handed her my pager and she smiled and said "You can have a seat now, I have you registered. He nurses will call you back when it's your turn" ..... Seriously ....that waiting was just for you to register me.
After another 30 minutes we were finally called back and my heart sank a little bit. I totally thought I was prepared for this but I was starting to freak a little. How am I gonna let them stick my baby!
We got back to the room and the nurse got everything ready. We laid him on the table, and I tried to keep my mind off of it. I'm totally ready to start IVs and give shots to other people but taking blood from 7 month old was a different story. As she inserted the needle and being to draw out the blood he started crying..... And my heart broke. I didn't cry but I wanted to push her away and rock him in my arms. After what seemed like forever she was finally finished and I was able to hold him. I will say though.... The nurse was a total rockstar and was gentle with him. Ryder even gave her a smile when she was finished.
Now we just have to wait for a week until we get the result back. I'm hoping its minor stuff that won't totally chance the way he lives. If ya'll have ANY suggestions on remedies for eczema I will take them....... Seriously..... Any suggestions. LOL
Thanks guys! I'm off to study some A&P now.
Until Next Time, Tiffanie