Saturday, May 06, 2006

Just a Quick Post

Hey y'all...sorry I haven't posted in awhile...not a lot going on in my so-called life! LOL Just haven't had anything worth blogging about...kinda been in a funk and haven't felt like posting. I've been spending a lot of time at Pogo playing bowling (personal high of 223, woot!).

Took the baby to the doctor on Tuesday...she has officially been diagnosed as having eczema. Poor thing. Now I have a prescription cream I have to put on her twice a day, along with some vaseline-like stuff called Aquaphor (which is expensive!). She is already doing much better, and is not scratching at herself all the time now. Also finally getting her face cleared up...you can see it in the Easter pics a bit...fortunately she wasn't flaring too terribly bad that day.

Yeah...so now I have a baby with Eczema who is now even MORE likely to develop asthma, since apparently the two diseases go hand in hand. Not always, but they are connected to the same gene. My nephew has both eczema and asthma, and if you've read my blog for awhile, you'll remember that Andy, the girls' brother, has a severe case of both diseases. We also are pretty sure that Destiny has asthma, since she wheezes from time to time, but she's not been officially diagnosed.

Yep...fun stuff.

14 comments:

SignGurl said...

Glad you are doing ok. I missed you!

I wouldn't worry too much about her having asthma. Both of my girls have eczema but have never had asthma. Their dad has asthma so they do have a chance to get it but so far nothing.

Kim said...

Check with your pharmacist, I think aquaphor comes in a generic. Way cheaper.

Alicia said...

Taylor has eczema too. She's had it really bad on her right wrist since birth. Lil Garth has it too. No asthma though. Maybe we'll both get lucky.

cmhl said...

awwwwwww... she is a cutie anyway!!!

my youngest has it on the backs of her knees...

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Ryan said...

yes u were missed!

Chris said...

Poor sweetie. I'm glad you are all ok, I've missed you too!

MG said...

WHOA...where did I miss you are a POGO junkie??? I play Pogo practically daily... (mostly Canasta, but I have to admit I got hooked on that Shuffle Board thing yesterday) so... look me up sometime I'd love to play ya...
(margaritagirle, of course)

. said...

Ugh...it is always something isn't it. I got a letter today saying my sons should go to summer school which totally caught me off guard. NOW I have to decide. Of course he doesn't want to go and I don't want to make him, but if he needs it...well...sigh

Irish Divinity said...

My youngest has eczema when she was smaller it kept turning into a secondary infection and was a nightmare. We've been using Elidel for a few years and it is wonderful, clears her right up. She gets it on her face, behind her knees, belly and feet so we love the cream. She also can't use anything with lanolin as it causes and allegic reaction and inflames her eczema so we us Aveeno baby lotion, it works great. good luck.

Kimberly said...

Ahhh...the joys of parenting!! Don't stay away too long!!

yep, it's me.... said...

i am a pogo slot machine fiend myself
black jack too i guess but have no skill so it's just as random as the slots :)

Addict said...

HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!!!

kaliblue said...

Happy Mother's Day MamaK :-)