Thursday, October 02, 2014

More skin business

Today is the worst her skin has been in a while. She has gone 3 days without a bath. Could that be the reason? These pictures were taken after her bath this afternoon. The top right picture is more stratches from her fingernails than eczema.

We haven't done anything different since the last post. She is still taking 6 ounces of Nutramigen every 4 hours. Tonight I used her prescription hydrocortisone 2.5% on her face and elbows.

She has her 4 month checkup next week. I have been waiting to talk to the doctor about it again without making a special trip.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Sydney's skin drama

So, I feel like I have clogged up Facebook with all the stuff about Sydney's skin. So, I feel like I should take up blogging again. 

When Sydney was about 1 1/2 months old, she got RSV. When that died down her skin started to show signs of eczema. At that time she was transition from breast milk to Similac formula. After her face started to get brownish-yellow and peely, I took her to the doctor. They thought it was a skin infection and I used antibiotic ointment and hydrocortisone. 

In the next month, I tried coconut oil, Aveeno Baby original lotion, Aveeno Baby Eczema treatment, Eucherin Original Healing lotion, Eucherin Eczema lotion, and Aquaphor. I also washed everything that touched her with Dreft and doubled rinsed. I bath her in only water and use Aveeno Eczema if she needs soap. I have changed her food from Similac advance to Nutramigen. 

Her skin changes hourly. She has the rash on her face and elbows. But some times it's on her torso, back, and legs. It even went up into her scalp and looked him cradle cap.

I can't be sure if exactly what is working. So I was hoping a visual log will help me remember.

Her skins was completely clear for 1 day on Day 8 of the 1st Nutramigen trial. She also had the Flu B at the time.

We went back to Similac when I thought Nutramigen wasn't working. But then she got a green diarrhea and horrible diaper rash. Vaseline and cornstarch mixed equally together helped with that. 

This is day 1 of going back to Nutramigen.

Day 3 of Nutramigen. She seems to like the taste. She eats it fairly quickly. It looks a little better on her face. It's in her elbow and back. Her legs are dry but no rash. The diarrhea stopped. She only pooped twice. It's still greenish but not runny. I am still only using aquaphor lotion every time I change her diaper.

Someone suggested it could be Fifths Disease and not eczema. I don't think so.

If anyone has any suggestions, I'd love to hear it!

Monday, July 01, 2013

Blogger App

I just found a blogger app on my iPhone. This could lead to me blogging again. We will see. I am just testing it out. I stopped blogging because my computer sucks and it takes way to long. Hopefully this has the same features as online .

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Annual TMC Pumpkin Contest 2011

Another Halloween, another pumpkin contest at TMC.  The competition was fierce this year.  My goal was to do something simple since the island I did last year took forever, then it rotted, then I had to do it over.  I decided on Hello Kitty.  And I came in dead last!  What a blow to the ego.  People thought it was cute, just not good enough to win.  I am going to have to step it up next year.

Amy's Texas Ranger baseball

Andy's Pac Man

Ashley's Minnie Mouse

Brittnie's mummy.

Cody's Marvin the Martian

Harry's Veggis Tails.  Yes, that is a real cucumber.

My Hello Kitty.

Jackie's ghost.

Jana's owl.  My pick for 1st!

Jason's M&M.

Kim's Happy Feet penguin.  This year's winner!

Luis's Plano Balloon Festival.

3rd place!  Paul David's Burt & Ernie.

2nd place!  Steve's Charlie Brown.

Halloween in Freddy Krugerville

We celebrated Halloween this year, but over a month of A Nightmare on Elm Street movies!  I watched all 10 in a row.

Other than that, we didn't do much.  We dressed Coleman up like a crab.  We handed out last year's left over candy.  It was lollipops so it wasn't like they had gone bad.  We only had 5 groups of trick or treaters anyway.  We didn't really decorate.  I didn't even really dress up at work.  Kind of a bummer.

Next year will be better.

Halloween at TMC.

Lifeguard banana.

Crabby Coleman

My pumpkin.

Candy Corn Coleman.

Smooches for my pooch!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Our 2nd Anniversary!

Yesterday was our 2nd wedding anniversary.  We started the day off at the Denton dog park, Wiggly Field.  We were there alone for a while, but 5 other small dogs showed up to play with Coleman.  It was fun watching him try to be Alpha dog when he is only 5 pounds.  At night, we went to Uptown to Texas de Brazil.  It's one of those fancy "meat on stick" joints.  We had a Groupon.  The food was good and it wasn't very crowded.  Afterwards, we went to the Dubliner for a drink and people watching.

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Jacksonville Trip

In April, I got to go to Jacksonville to visit my parents.  I didn't know until I got there that my sister would be there too.  We watched a lot of TV and went to the movies.  We also went to see the Jacksonville Suns.  They are a minor league baseball team.  The entertainment at the game was Whiplash the Cowboy monkey.  He is a little monkey that rides a god.  He did a few tricks.  He was so cute!  We also went to Jacksonville Beach for opening weekend.  It strange to think about swimming in April.  I got to see a friend of mine from camp, Vicki Carter, who had recently moved to the area.  I hadn't seen her in about 5 years!
Whiplash the Cowboy Monkey!

Mom & Kate

Me & Dad

Jacksonville Suns baseball

Quijibo and I met up for lunch.

Jax Beach

Greyhound track.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Coleman's 1st Spring Break

For Spring Break, we went to Grandpappy Point on Lake Texoma.  This was Coleman's first trip.  We sent 2 days fishing with David's parents.  Coleman rode well in the boat.  He wore a life jacket in case he fell out.  We didn't catch any fish, but we had a lot of fun.

Coleman is ready for the boat.

Coleman is safe with his daddy.  (I can't rotate the pic...)

Handle in case he falls out.

Super moon!