Will has had sensitive skin since he was a few weeks old. He is very fair, courtesy of his mommy. Joe is Puerto Rican, so he is not used to these pale people problems. We have tried everything to alleviate this stupid rash! It comes and goes for no reason at all; he will have it, then in an hour it will go away, and vice versa.
We have changed soaps, lotions, detergents, and formulas. EVERYTHING.
So we saw an allergist. He has eczema. We had to switch to either Alimentium or Neonate formula, which costs $1 million. We are starting with Alimentum which smells like Cheez-Its. Love Cheez-Its btw. Our insurance isn’t going to cover it either. Some people have had success fighting against their insurance companies, this so we will try to do that. Aside from the formula, there is a list of products to use. There is no cure for eczema, we have to manage it until he grows out of it. It is really common and just a pain in the ass to keep under control. Luckily, he doesn’t seem to be too bothered by it, aside from the occasional scratching here and there.
Chances are he will be an allergic kid. Ugh. Now that he is six months, I have to give him peanut butter soon, and I want to do it outside of a hospital. I think kids are meant to make sure parents are on the verge of a heart attack at least once a month.
So we will continue to give him the fancy formula and the new products and I will never buy anything for myself again. I guess that is to be expected when you decide to get pregnant.