Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Teardrops and Roses

So, What do you want first? The good news or the bad news?

Good News... Adam did my favorite thing for Valentines day, he brought me roses. He even had the kids help give me them. It was very sweet and my kitchen smells great!

Bad News... Grant has ezcema, and it's getting worse. I just don't know what to do with it. The medication works but then I'm supposed to stop using it and within 2 days at daycare, his skin looks horrible again. I am doing all sorts of research and I thought I had it narrowed down to a short list of possible irritants to try eliminating. HOWEVER... today, his teachers told me that he is spending increasing amounts of time unhappy at daycare. By unhappy, he is either crying or needing to be held and rocked individually, he's only happy for 10-15 minute stretches, or when he's sleeping. They also added that he fights them when they are giving him his bottle, he squirms and arches his back and they are actually afraid they will drop him because he's moving so much.

I sat in my car and cried this morning. I am very glad that the daycare is finally being honest with me about how his day is going but I am SO sad that he is unhappy. Worst of all, I don't know if I can do anything about it. I have to work, he can't spend 24/7 with me. (He doesn't behave that way with me). I feel so helpless. There is no amount of research that can make this better fast enough.

He has a regular doctor appt. on Monday and I will be talking this all over with his dr then. Until then, I will try not to cry too much.


Jamie said...

That title sounds like an old Whitesnake song. Fabulous.

Dude, call me tonight if you're up after 9:30 or so. I'm going out for 'ritas with some friends, so I'll be appropriately tipsy and entertaining (or distracting, if that's what you need).

momof2blondegirls said...

Hey! Oh my gosh. You sound so sad. I can not imagine what you are going through. My former co-workers daughter has eczema. She used Eucerin lotion on her. Not sure if that would help him out. Please keep talking.