Wednesday, February 18, 2015

02-18-15 Another Doctor's Appointment

Baby E took another trip to the pediatrician. (It seems we are obligated to make an appearance every few weeks!) for the past few weeks, he has been dealing with some pretty serious eczema on his temples and over the past few days it has moved to his cheeks. Despite putting every fragrance free cream, lotion, or oil that I could put my hands on on his rash, it never improved. And as the weather has gotten colder, it has only gotten worse. To top things off, he keeps gauging his scalp and leaving bloody cuts and scrapes. This poor child looks a mess! 

On top of that, while changing his clothes last week, we noticed a lump on his ribcage and the doctor wanted to take a look at it. He said it is definitely attached to the bone. We suspect calcium deposits (they run in my family, but no one I know has gotten them this early), but he wants to do more research before sending him off for an x-Ray. He said there are a few versions of pediatric calcium deposits that can cause concern, but it doesn't look like baby E has any of the other symptoms that would indicate those. Plus there were no red flags during the cardioechogram a couple of weeks ago.  He asked me to do some digging into my family history and see if we can uncover any specific diagnosis that any of us have ever gotten, meanwhile he will be doing research on his own. Baby E goes back in a few weeks for a well visit, so at that time we can put our heads together and determine our next step. It is encouraging to know we have a doctor that is so attentive to our children and goes out of his way to make sure they are getting the care that they need. 

Thank you for your prayers and well wishes. For being my easiest baby, he sure does drag me to the doctor's office an awful lot! 

On the plus side, he gets weighed everytime he goes. At today's weigh-in, he was a whopping 10lbs 10oz!! Wahoo!