Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Mish mash of stuff

First, Dairy free seems to have been a bust.  Eli's eczema is worse than ever in fact he has been so uncomfortable and scratching so much the skin has got infected.  He is now wearing socks on his hands to keep him from scratching.  We saw another doctor yesterday, got an antibiotic and a 3rd cortisone cream  to try.  I had asked for a referral to a dermatologist for him but it looks like that isn't gonna happen for a while, my dermatologist is on holidays 'til the end of May and the only other one in saskatoon said they are booking into fall.  So we are just going to have to tough it out and try as much as we can until we can get in to see someone.  I've also thought about taking him to a homeopathic doctor to see if we can make any improvements that way.  I am willing to try anything at this point, I just really want him to feel better.

Second, I really want to get back into my art work and just using some of my creative energy.  I definatly think that I feel better when I am creating, so you dear readers (reader? lol) are my witness that I want to make a commitment to have at lease one drawing/painting done a month.  It's very important to me that I keep that part of my life going and there are times when I have an hour or two here and there and I think its good to do something productive with my time.  Its something that I feel keeps me sane and keeps me, me.  I will post my work here.

Third and finally, Some of you know that I just came out surgery. I had a repair that needed... well repairing.  Having Eli took a lot out of my body and it was something that I really needed.  I can now look forward to another 6 week healing process.  I have to say though it was awesome to see my family come together and really help me out.  Mike watched Eli overnight while I was in the hospital.  Not an easy feat, especially when you are missing a key body part ;).  My parents watched him too and really encouraged me to stay with them and take the time to heal.  They gave me a lot of support and just being around to watch the baby so I could rest when I needed to rest.  They were awesome, but I was getting home sick, so we are home now and just taking it easy.  Surgery was last Tuesday and we got home yesterday evening.


  1. Amy, I'm glad your surgery went alright and happy to hear that you've had the help and support you need. Sorry to hear that Eli's eczema has flared up though. I don't want to overwhelm you with suggestions, but my little nephew had really bad eczema, and after months and months of trying different things, they tried some aloe (aloe plant leaves). It really helped and worked the best for him. I think you take a leaf, break/fold it, and rub the "juice" on baby's skin. It may be worth a try. Looking forward to seeing more of your artwork!

  2. Glad you are home and healing. Take it easy! Delegate to Mike. :)
    Hope you get some solution for poor Eli. He was doing so well there for a while. :(

  3. Poor Eli!
    Tenley had a bad patch on just the back of her head: I was getting pretty discouraged - no meds were helping, either.
    But when we went down to Arizona it cleared up! It came back (of course) when we came home - but my consolation is that the nice weather and some sun exposure will hopefully improve it as we get closer to summer - just like when we were down there. Maybe that will help Eli, too.