Thursday, April 9, 2009


Each time I start my blog for the night, Evan starts to wake up. Let's see how far I can get before I'm sticking the bottle back in his mouth. We've been having a mildly fussy week with him. He has mild to moderate eczema and it causes him to try and itch his face. At one time, it was so bad that you couldn't touch his face without the skin just sliding off and he'd start oozing. It was pretty awful. He has it throughout his body but it's definitely the worst on his face. We have it pretty well controlled right now but it still bothers him. As long as we keep up on his daily regimen, we only have what appears to be slight dry skin. If we miss a day or two however, it quickly becomes red and starts to build up. The hope is that it'll get better as he gets older. On the upside, he's getting better at finding his thumb (or at times his entire hand) and shoving it in his mouth. He will only take a binky for a few seconds at a time and if we do manage to convince him to keep it longer, the second he falls asleep, it falls out and he wakes up.

I've still been using the neti pot and it definitely seems to be helping. I'm positive I would have a great deal of congestion in my sinuses if I hadn't been using it. Now that I have the hang of it, I haven't gotten any down my throat and I have my little helper with me. As soon as Jasmine sees the blue pot come out, she gets a few kleenexes ready for me. When I finish with one side, she hands me a kleenex and then waits for me to finish the other side before handing me another.

We went to the store... I bought several bags of straws and then put them in a zip lock bag. :)


cw2smom said...

Poor Evan! How sad that he's itchy and fussy! Bless his little heart! I love seeing babies suck their thumbs! It's so cute. Of course, it wasn't cute on me, since I sucked mine until I was 12 years old! LOL! Glad the neti pot is working! Hugs and lots of love, Lisa

Robin said...

That's so cute of Jasmine:)

Ah, poor Even. My daughter had bad eczema for years, primarily through preschool I'd say. She's a high school freshman now, and has some dry spots that'll turn more eczema than others, but blessedly no longer on her face and arms, etc. I'm sure you've gotten a lot of advice. Some may only work for one child and not another, but you'll figure it out:)

Beth said...

Oo, I hope he outgrows that soon. That would really be hard to keep up with, and I bet it makes him really uncomfortable!

Perhaps Jasmine has a career as a surgical nurse ahead of her. Handing over the instruments, suction, etc. Screw that, tell her to be the surgeon. She'll make lots more money! :)

Hugs, Beth