Monday, February 13, 2017

Wyatt is three!

Wyatt is three years old!

Our little spotted baby is a baby no more! This wonderful child of mind is a ball of energy. But he is also the sweetest boy. He loves to say to everyone and everything and stops to smell every flower. He is my pride and joy. And while I am sad to see my baby get bigger, I am so excited about the little guy he is becoming. I could not be more proud of him.

Potty training reaction
Some issues we have come across with this transition from toddler to preschooler is potty training. Like all kids his age, he has accidents and it seems as though the urine is causing the masto spots in that area to become greatly agitated. He never really had this issue while wearing a diaper. I am assuming this is the case because the urine was soaked into the diaper. However when he has an accident, it has no where to go but his skin. And even though we catch his accidents immediately, it still seems to be causing issues with his spots. I haven't quite figured out how to stop this from occurring. So hopefully we move on from the accident phases as quickly as possible. (Said every parent ever)
Ant bite reaction

Wyatt is still currently taking his Zyrtec and Zantac 2.5ml every day, twice a day. We have found this is the best medication time table for him. We still have our Benadryl as a back up medication, but rarely have to use it. So far we have not found any new foods that cause issues, but he also has a lot of food left to try. For example, he has not tried tomatoes and that is a common trigger food for masto children. So we still have some experimenting to do with regards to his diet.

Late last spring he was bit by an ant in the backyard. This caused hives, swelling and full body flushing. We immediately gave him Benadryl and let him rest. This help tremendously. Luckily, we did not need to use the epi-pen. However I worry if it receives more than one bite in the future it could be a more serious reaction. We have to watch him closely while he is outside to make sure he doesn't accidentally walk into an ant hill.

We are currently investigating two issues with his allergist/immunologist. The first is a mysterious rash that has appeared on his legs. At first we thought it may be fungal, how the anti-fungal cream is not working to clear anything up. So we will revisit in a few days to try to figure out our next step.

The second issue is that he appears to be reacting to something since the new rash appeared. He has had three reactions in the last couple of weeks. However we don't have any ideas on what he may be reacting to. So we will have to keep a close eye on him until it resolves.

Despite all of the recent issues we have encountered he is still the happiest kid. Everyday is full of exploration and learning. And he very rarely gets overwhelmed with his reactions. I couldn't have asked for a better kid. He is perfect the way he is. We love you Wyatt. <3

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