Monday, March 9, 2009

Shoot me now internet!

This rash is going to be the death of me. I have been waiting ALL FREAKING MORNING for the pediatrician to call in another prescription. Even though I called them at 8 am, I still haven't heard back. Bastards. I called the dermatologist to make an appointment. They can't get Izzy in until JULY. What the fuck? To finish the morning, I took Izzy to the GI doctor for a check-up. She thinks the rash is definitely related to a food allergy. Ugh.

Thank you for all of the tips and advice. We have tried Aveeno lotion, hydrocortisone, a corticosteroid cream, a non-steroid cream, and Zyrtec. Throughout everything, the rash has only grown bigger. This whole thing is very frustrating. And now I have THREE doctors invovled - the ped, the GI doctor, and EVENTUALLY a dermatologist.

In other news, I have totally regressed on Porgie's eating issues. I have reverted to spoon feeding her the majority of her meals. I suck. But when she plays with her food for 30 minutes without taking a single bite, I tend to get a little worked up. John is always saying, "Why do you care if she eats dinner?" I don't know why I care so much, but I do. And it is sooooooo hard for me to let her get down without eating. I think I have serious control issues.

And finally, I have gained about 10 pounds since Christmas. It is not surprising, but it is depressing. I eat Ben & Jerry's almost every night. I am not exaggerating. Once again, I suck.

The end.

17 comments:

Jeninacide said...

Ugh- BOO! Sounds like you are not having a good day of it, my friend. I would be eating Ben and Jerry's too if I had to deal with those doctor hassles! Poor Izzy!

I think it is so annoying how it takes MONTHS to get in to see a new doctor. We recently went through the same thing with Cole when he needed to see a specialist- I made the appointment in AUGUST and they finally saw him at the end of November. Fucking health care system BLOWS- and I have GOOD insurance... SO BOO.

So, if the rash is related to a food allergy do you have any clue as to what might be causing it?

Marni's Organized Mess said...

Stop kicking yourself for being human girl. You seriously deserve the Ben and Jerry's. I know I deserve my nightly treat! haha. Hang in there. i am still thinking of you and that poor boy.

Christy said...

Oh I think you need to give yourself right now. I'm so sorry Porgie's having trouble feeding herself, and I think it's totally normal for you to feel the need to feed her before bedtime. I didn't want to say anything yesterday, but when we recently tried to get in to a see a dermatologist, I called about a dozen offices - I was willing to pay out of pocket if necessary, and the earliest appt I could find was two months away. I think the only way to get seen earlier is to go to your local emergency room - they can't turn you away, and hopefully they'll have a dermatologist on hand or on call. I wish I knew a dermatologist you could call.

kristi said...

I hope they figure out the cause of it. That sux.

Danielle said...

I am so sorry you are going through this. I wanted to eat ice cream after reading this post. I am thinking of poor Izzy!!

Brenda said...

Ben & Jerry are guys that can cure most anything (except a rash). Hope things are back to normal for you guys soon.

Kate Coveny Hood said...

You don't suck.

The rash will be sorted out. Sometimes it takes a while. But it will probably help when it's warmer and he can run around outside without sweaty layers.

As for the eating...I'm with John. If she doesn't eat - she doesn't eat. She won't starve (because if she's hungry - she'll eat). Besides - you don't want her to have anything close to those "clean plate club" issues that so many women of our generation have.

Gaining weight isn't a big deal if you stop it before it gets out of control. Warm weather is coming and you'll be more active. Maybe just cut back on the B&J. Of course this is coming from someone who has baked cupcakes every weekend this month....

Midwest Mommy said...

I love the way you just put it all out there, you make me giggle!
That rash sucks! JULY, WTF! That is so dumb.

Mama Smurf said...

Don't sweat the small stuff girl! Easy for me to SAY...although I have the same "control issues" and 10 pound weight gain...so there you go....

The Woman said...

rashes really make everyone miserable even though they don't have it. Cause if the child doesn't sleep neither does the parent. I feel for ya.

Eva said...

I really don't think they way they eat at two is reflective of any life-long pattern, so it'll be okay.

chris said...

Oh, man. I hope things turn around for you soon. Poor Izzy.... And July, that's ridiculous!

amanda said...

oh friend i am sooo sorry. but for the record it's not control issues, it's simply mom issues. this mommy business is hard - worry and guilt seem to fill our days and if we are lucky an occasional sprinkle of bliss shows up!!

wishing u much deserved bliss tomorrow and a magically disappearing rash and a little girl who wants to eat all day long :)

hugs

Rachel said...

Ugh-sounds really bad. I have been away dealing with my own head-hahaha. I am sorry to hear about the rash.

Rachel said...

I will try and call you today momma.

dani said...

you DON'T suck, christy; and this, too, shall pass. was izzy's gi doctor able to give you any advice/a prescription on the rash since it seems to be food related???

just a thought... if i were you and the rash is STILL continuing to get worse today; i'd think about taking him to the er. july is far too long to wait!!!

love,
dani

Clare said...

I am so sorry, it sounds like things are just not good right now. Don't worry the eating thing will get figured out, i feel like we have huge eating issues at our house and i try not to stress. i hope the rash gets cleared up soon, that sounds terrible! thinking of you!