Her dermatologist visit today went GREAT! She was very impressed with how great Viv's skin is looking. She told us to keep doing exactly what we've been doing. We were told however that Genevieve has 3 yeast infections and the start of a 4th one. The worst one is in her neck roll... when she opened up that roll, man I thought i was going to throw up it smelled so bad. We had been cleaning in there, but apparently not well enough =/ she also has a yeast infection behind her ears, one side is worse than the other.. the ear she favors when sleeping is worse. one down in between her "goods" and her thighs. and then the start of one in her armpits. rather embarassing that she has so many at once, but the derm reassured us that it is perfecting normal considering the fact that we have to keep her moist right now for her skin not to hurt her. she prescribed a cream for us to use on these areas and that they should clear up. She also told us to keep doing the soaks every night, and to use a capful of bleach in the bath water at least once a week, that it will help kill the bacteria in/on her skin.
We are definately going to keep visiting with her instead of Genevieve's original dermatologist. She took the time to listen to our concerns and answer our questions, no matter how outrageous some were.... unlike the other derm. She didnt treat Genevieve like she was a "prize"... didnt try to show her case off to other doctors in the clinic... like her original derm did. She also made another appointment with us for in May. When Genevieve was seen by her original dermatologist he brought in 4 other doctors without asking us, and pretty much just "showed off" his rare case that he had. Didnt answer any questions of ours. He offered skin care advice that only made her worse. When we left, he didnt even have us schedule another appointment for her to be seen. And when we've tried to make an appt with him, he's been booked for months. Plus the new dermatologist is in the same building as her pediatrician, so we dont have to worry about anything not being transferred over to her pediatrician or vice versa... I guess the u of m medical center (where her original derm is) never sent over a copy of the skin biopsy results to park nicollet (where her pediatrician and new derm is) so as of right now they dont have actual paperwork/results at park nicollet that it is EHK. So tomorrow I get to call and get that taken care of. I also have to remember to call the manufacturer of Aquaphor and see what her dermatologist or pediatrician need to fax them for us to get on the program to get Aquaphor for free. And also call the medical supply place and get her doctors switched over to her new ones. To me it sounds like so much to do, but that's just because I hate dealing with her medical things over the phone... that's why Andy takes care of most of it for me. haha.
She was a super crab apple today, and it literally took me all day to realize why. She woke up at about 11am to eat and enjoy some mommy and me time with me... and was awake until about 7:30pm tonight. With little naps throughout the day that only lasted maybe 5 minutes each. We had her derm appt and then I took her with me to visit my cousin who is in the hospital (she has a blood clot throughout her right leg, and then clots in both lungs =/), so we were on the go most of the day. Normally she will fall asleep in the car, but since it's been so nice out, ive uncovered her while in the car, and she loves looking out the window. So she wasnt falling asleep. And like mother like daughter, when she's exhausted but still around people she fights falling asleep, hardcore. She gets really heavy eyelids, and the second she starts to fall asleep she pops her eyes wide open and then starts to fight it again. She's afraid to miss out on something. Silly little girl.
She has her next appointment next week on the 9th. Her standard 2 month check up and vaccinations. I am so nervous about her shots, hell, I teared up when I took my dog to get his shots! I will definately remember to give her tylenol before we go, and Andy will be holding her while she gets the shots and I will be looking the other way! haha. I'm super excited to see how much she weighs and how long she is now. None of her clothes are fitting her these days... she's too long for them! she is wearing 3-6 months in sleepers because she needs the length.
Well it's almost 1:30am and I should get some sleep. Here's more pictures that I took the other day of her.... I'll write again after her appointment next week :)
I decided to play with the photo editing software on photobucket...