Little man just can’t seem to catch a break! After seemingly getting better from all his issues at birth, he has since regressed a bit. A few weeks ago he had a rash with white bumps. I treated it with the nystatin cream and it went away. The past few days he’s had a red butt, but yesterday within hours of a diaper change (like 2) he got a bunch of red blisters on his butt. I took him in to the doctors.
Turns out little man has quite a few things going on. The rash on his butt is actually a yeast infection. He also has oral thrush again, has an irritated gut giving him specks of blood/mucus in his stools and diahrrea, the blood in his poop has lowered his iron levels, he gets motion sickness in the car and most aggravating of all (because I asked about the possibility and my concern was dismissed as normal baby behavior) he has silent reflux.
He’s now on probiotics to help heal his gut and introduce good bacteria into his system to hopefully get rid of the yeast, oral and topical thrush medication, and liquid Zantac for reflux. We need to loosen his car seat straps around his belly so it doesn’t put pressure on his belly and find a way to block the window so he won’t get as sick when we go places.
My little man is a mess and given my health history, I can’t help but feel I have doomed him to a life of medical problems. In my head I know that this isn’t my fault, and that they are relatively minor issues that once under control will probably resolve. My heart hates that my little person is having a rough go of it.
Thank goodness he’s generally a happy baby of I would be a mess!