I should just rename this blog "The Chronicles of a Diaper Rash". Seriously. Sorry for any of my readers who are bored by this, but such is my life right now. Booty rashes and lack of sleep. Weeee!!!!!!!!!!
Just got of the phone, yet again, with the pediatrician. I called them this morning and I hadn't heard back until late this afternoon. She called and said "did you get our message? We wanted you to come in for an appt" to which I replied, "I never got a phone call." grrrr. Anyways, because the rash didn't respond to the antibiotics, that means it wasn't strep. And probably isn't yeast, either. Just a plain ol' horrible, horrible rash. I am more than a little irked that we gave Eloise a whole round of antibiotics for what we now know was nothing.
Now we're doing as much much diaper-free time as possible, am going to try and use yet another new diaper cream and (my elimination diet proposing readers will applaud this!) going to eliminate some things from my diet. I'm actually really nervous about this one, because I have been chugging massive amounts of vitamin C this season in hopes of staying healthy. That's going to be the first thing to go and we'll see what happens. To be honest, I'm pretty upset about it. I feel very strongly that vitamin C is a lifesaver in boosting immunity and I just can't get sick. Ugh. I'm not sure what I will do. I can't get any decent sleep (the other immunity booster) and now I can't take my vitamin C. Not sure how long it will take to see results, but I think I will challenge it after rash goes away to see if that really was the culprit. If it isn't the C, then I will have to investigate other dietary possibilities. That was just the one thing I take alot of (several thousand milligrams per day) and in hindsight, I started taking it in mass quantities right around the time the rash got really bad. I'm also going to sort of rotate around the diaper stash to eliminate the chance of her skin getting rubbed in the same place over and over, which may (or may not) address the rash issue.
This is all so frustrating. I wish I had the magic diaper that would eliminate rash. Isn't that what Fuzzi Bunz claim to do? Well, at least now I can re-sell them without the fear that no one would buy dipes that a yeast-y, strep-filled baby had used!
Thank you, again, to everyone who responded to my last plea. I'm going to be putting some suggestions in to play over the next few days, hopefully we'll see some results. You know I'll keep you posted!