Tuesday, October 27, 2009

New Normal

We were so blessed to be able to take Caleb to a dermatologist last week. We had an appointment with a physician's assistant, but to our surprise, the doctor himself walked in! You would think after seeing so many doctors about Caleb's eczema that we would know how to control it, but that has not been the case. It's so stubborn!

We learned a few more things during this particular doctor visit. Caleb has extremely dry skin and to help keep him from itching we need to be moisturizing him 10 times a day. Yes, 10 times! I thought I was doing good with 5 times a day. Also, he can't take hot baths. We need to use Aveeno Calming Comfort bath solution. Then we have a prescription oil to use after bath time. He's also on an antibiotic because he did have a secondary infection. And at bedtime he takes an antihistamine to help control the itching.

Wow! What a schedule! I had to write it all down and put it up in Caleb's room just so I can keep track and make sure we're doing everything right. He goes back to the dermatologist in a couple weeks and I want to be able to show the doctor that we're doing everything the way he said to do it.
Right now, his skin looks awesome, but we believe that's because of the antibiotic. The true test will be after the antibiotic is done and out of his system. The doc said that if his eczema comes back, we're doing something wrong. We want to make sure that doesn't happen!!
And I don't know the exact cause of this, but Caleb has been sleeping much better at night for the past 3 nights. I hope that continues!!


Jerry said...

What PENMANSHIP!!!! ;-)

LingleBells said...

Way to go Brianna!! Welcome to the "Normal" tribe. :-) I'm proud of you taking charge and showing the Doc's. Your little mister looks so happy! :-) You are such a great mom!