I need advise regarding my 4 month old Please EDIT EDIT #2 Edit #3 Edit #4
So when Baby Chris was born he was diagnosed with Tracheomalacia Which means the cartilage in the windpipe (trachea) has not developed properly. Instead of being rigid, the walls of the trachea are floppy and collapse. He does not have it serious. So far it has not effected his breathing at all.
April 6th, one day before he turned 4 months he got his first ear infection in his right ear. That cleared up in a week.
April 13th he was diagnosed with an ear infection in his left ear. That cleared up after a week.
April 26 he went to the er. Highly irritable, excessive spit up, diarrhea. The er doc said he has an ear infection in his right ear. Gave him meds told me to bring chris to see the doc the next day.
April 27th in the morning i noticed a rash on his chest, stomach and under his left arm and a few spots on his foot. I called the pedi and got him in that afternoon.
The pedi(one of the 2 my children see) said he does NOT have an ear infection. Stop the meds. ok kool.
He did say he was a little congested. Then he saw the rash. AND a sore in his mouth, which was open. -_-
He told me Chris has Hand Foot Mouth Disease. (my heart is pounding now)
He also say the start of a diaper rash and gave me a perscription for a yeast rash cream that works on my kids.(A&d never worked or anything over the counter)
So onto today
In a 48 hour period he has gone through 2 packs(48 count) of diapers. His butt is so red it is not funny. I have put him in a baking soda bath. I have used the diaper rash cream. He poops more times then i can count in a day and night. His poop is water. As soon as he poops he is screaming in pain. He has hardly napped today. Went to sleep finally at 11pm. He goes to bed at 7pm. I have switched from the diaper rash cream to vaseline
I dont know what to do for him. All i can do is hold him as he cries. I tried Tylenol and thats a temp fix. I feel so helpless
Does ANYONE have any ideas on what to do to ease his pain
THANK YOU SO MUCH TO THE WOMEN WHO HAVE RESPONDED. I AM FEELING A BIT BETTER NOW. STILL CRYING BUT NOT AS BAD. YOU HAVE ALL GIVEN ME IDEAS I NEVER WOULD HAVE THOUGHT OF. THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH. I AM GOING TO LAY DOWN AND TRY AND GET A LITTLE SLEEP BEFORE THE BABY WAKES UP AND THE SCREAMING AND CRYING STARTS AGAIN.
So i took the baby to the er. we just got back a little bit ago. The doc confirmed it is Hand Foot Mouth and it does spread to the butt and genital areas. So far he is not running a fever. He is still pooping like every 15-20 minutes. But the er doc gave me a spray to use that seems to be soothing him a little bit. She saw a few cases of this since last night. The last one she saw today was worse then my sons but it started out just like his. The others she saw were a little bit worse but not by much. I can give him tylenol up to 5 times a day. I plan on taking him in the shower everytime he poops to avoid rubbing his butt with anything.
I want to thank 3greatkids751 who took the time to email me with ideas and her concerns with what she went through with her child. Also ty to everyone else who has given me great advise
I want to thank everyone for the great advise. The diaper rash is almost completely healed. Everytime he pooped i took him into the shower and sprayed him off. lol. No crying no tears. I am using Desitin but its the old formula which has more zinc oxide in it. I am using the baby powder and still no wipes. He is going in to see the doc this afternoon
So baby Chris saw one of his pedis today. we just got back home. The rash keeps coming and going. Still no fever. Pedi told me to expect the diahrea to last another week maybe 2 weeks. So far he has a mild case of Hand foot and mouth and hopefully it stays that way.
Thank you to all the ladies who have been very helpful with their ideas and suggestions.