Our family is growing in many ways... Growing in numbers, knowledge, parenting skills, growing in love, in our faith, growing our culinary skills (if you can call it that), growing without gluten (some of us), growing green...........

Monday, November 17, 2008

Aiden's Medical UPDATE

If you haven't read about Aiden's medical issues, you can learn about it all here. Otherwise, this won't really make much sense.

We went back to the dermatologist at Duke last Thursday. After getting the results from the geneticist, he told us we could relax some and not worry so much. Not so bad to hear after all the drama we've been through, huh? Now, I am the kind of person that likes to have answers. I like to KNOW things. BUT...I figure if two specialists at Duke can tell us that we can relax a bit, then we can assume they are right and do just that. If it does come back, we know who to call to and what the next step will be. But for now, we (for the most part) have a clean bill of health. That's nice! There are obviously some unknowns still, but aren't there always? We'll deal with other stuff as it comes up and be happy with what we currently have in front of us.

We did come away with a diagnosis of eczema, though. I knew this going into the appt, but I like to have confirmation from a medical professional. :) He gave us a prescription for some spots that were really affected - such as one of Aiden's birthmarks. Apparently birthmarks can really get the brunt of eczema.... And he recommended this lotion, which is not cheap but feels soooo darn good. The first time I massaged Aiden with it, he just grinned the whole time!! So, it might just be worth it. And his skin feels so soft now after using it regularly. Camden has mild eczema but I doubt he will start using this... The only time he wants to bother with lotion at all is after swimming (b/c he KNOWS that can break him out big time).

So - good news in our home! We are happy with the results for now. And we have been reminded what a blessing it is just to have this little boy in our lives. That is a lesson we won't be taking for granted. :)


curlygin78 said...

I'm a huge fan of Cerave! Yes, it's a bit pricier than regular lotions, but it works wonders - especially for sensitive skin. Grocery stores won't carry it, but I've successfully found it @ CVS around here.

Kathy Caveman said...

That's really good news!!! I'm so happy for all of you.

Sonia said...

Hey, that is GREAT news. God is great. Maybe a fluke, or maybe a miracle...:)

I understand the relief of having a healthy baby after the scare of possibly losing Christian when I was on bed rest during the last six weeks of pregnancy. Every day was difficult! Aiden is beautiful and I'm so happy to hear that he's in perfect health!