Today was our Honeybee’s 6 month check-up. So far, so good. She is progressing well in height and weight. She is healthy. She is happy. The only thing that isn’t doing so well is her eczema. Yes, the evil skin ailment has once again reared its ugly head and caused unpleasant nights and days for our Honeybee.
Our pediatrician has made no secret of the fact that Bee’s eczema is one of the worst cases she has ever seen. We have tried several natural ways of keeping the ailment at bay. Shea Butter, diluted apple cider vinegar, massages, wet PJ wraps. You name it. We have tried it. Finally, after a particularly bad episode of itching and crying and hair pulling, we were forced to cut Honeybee’s hair (See A Hairless Honeybee) and our pediatrician was forced to try medication.
It worked…for a while. It relieved the itching, allowed Honeybee a chance to sleep at night, and kept her disposition sunny. But recently, she has had more itchy days than not. At today’s visit, our pediatrician noticed that despite our best efforts, the skin had started to weep. 🙁 It was time to prescribe new medications.
So, that’s what we are currently doing. Today, Honeybee is one three medications. Their dosage is spaced apart and one is to be used only for a couple of weeks, but hopefully they will work and we can get finally find something that works!
In other news, Honeybee has started trying to hold her own bottle at 6 months and is giving indications that she is looking forward to being mobile soon. I’m not sure I’m ready for that yet. I kind of like having her hold on to me a