My Baby is Better

by Thao on 08.30.2013

It’s been a long time since I have updated and it’s mainly due to the career change I made in late May. I decided to leave my post as an engineering leader in my organization to learn more about business as a whole in project management. So far – it has been one of the best decisions I’ve made.

The only issue is I have far less time to nurture my creative outlets. In due time… I am hoping that as I learn more in my project, I can get back to writing, taking photos, and creating. The operative word here is ‘hope’.

What I didn’t expect was the incredibly steady and sweet influx of notes and comments I have received asking me about how Kyler had been doing. In short, he is doing EXTREMELY well! He still has eczema and we have identified more allergens in addition to milk: nuts, tree nuts, wheat, and sesame, but the eczema is controlled due to our dermatologist switch in June.

It does mean a steady use of stronger steroids to manage his flares, but I feel like he has been catching up developmentally ever since we saw the new doctor. The new routine involves wet wraps only 3 times a week with topical Triamcinolone. We treat hot spots and flares in between those wet wraps with 1% hydrocortisone ointment and generously apply Vanicream to him all day, every day.

Now at nearly 11 months, he is crawling (a monkey crawl), climbing up to his knees, clapping, and very playful. More importantly, he’s growing bigger and stronger every day. People who have not seen him in months notice how much more dense and sturdy he is now. Failure to Thrive – no more! It was formally un-diagnosed at his 9 month check-up. Since then — no more weight checks and new specialists to find and question.

We have even had to lower his crib, because he is strong enough to pull himself up. It felt like these milestones were far, far away many times before and now we’re so delighted to report that he is healthy and happy. I really can’t ask for a greater gift.

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