Wednesday, May 21, 2008

My little sicky

Bob calls me his "little sicky" often, mainly because of my crazy allergies. But today I'm using the pet name for my poor Little Elvis.

His tummy isn't doing so well at the moment. I won't go into details, but I've changed lots of super dirty diapers today. And his little bottom hurts so much that he screams and shakes when I try to change his diapers.

The crazy thing is that other than his diaper changes, he's in really good spirits. He hasn't been lethargic or limp.

But he has been really clingy... to me. He didn't want my parents holding him. Only Mommy needed to hold him. And if I left the room to go wash my hands after a diaper change, he bawled. Flat out bawled.

This is not normal for Little Elvis. While I have never doubted that he loves me, he typically isn't very clingy. Other than a couple of occasions, he will willingly go to other people.

So, for the moment, I'm getting lots and lots of attention from my little sicky. I hate that he's hurting, but I'm glad that he knows I will do whatever I can to make him feel better.

Ever since we weaned Little Elvis, Bob and I have been taking turns putting our baby to sleep. Bob gets one night, I get the next.

When it's my night, I tell him what a wonderful little boy he was that day and try to go into detail about all the fun things we did. I don't normally get teary during these moments, but tonight I did. I had to swallow hard and blink back tears while rocking him and telling him how brave he was.

And for the record, I'm blaming the teeth. He's cut his two top molars, but the two bottoms haven't broken through yet.

Bob looked up teething and tummy problems for me today and said doctors say they aren't related. My grandmother said she was told the same thing with my dad and his siblings, and she agreed with me that teething could cause tummy problems.


Anonymous Dawn @ Coming to a Nursery Near You said...

oh, isn't that horrible when their bums hurt so bad, they shake? Zachy's bum has been like that for a few days as well, and it just breaks my heart - you HAVE to clean it but all you want to do is let him crawl away. Just an FYI - hubby picked up some Johnson's No More Rash 3 in 1 formula and it cleared him up virtually overnight - it's not completely gone, but it's SO much better. You might wanna check it out. I hope little E feels better soon... and you too, mama.

9:41 PM  
Blogger Joanna said...

Thanks and your entered! Poor thing. I really hope he feels better soon. It's heart breaking when little ones like that are sick. They can't tell you exactly what's wrong and they just cry. About his rash..We swear by Desitin original. Back when Kelsie wore diapers she has had rashes due to sickness like that and it seemed the only thing that cleared it up was the original stuff.

10:27 PM  
Blogger shay said...

Oh I hate when they have the runny burning poo and it hurts to change them.

Hugs to your little man. AND I agree that teeth can lead to tummy issues!

11:25 PM  
Blogger Mighty Morphin' Mama said...

Poor little guy! When mine had bums like that i would just bathe their little bottoms so I didn't have to wipe.
Hope he is feeling better tomorrow.

1:15 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

poor little man...HUGS!

From the experience I have had with the Trilogy, I think tummy and teethign issues are related...

Good luck.

6:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bummer. I hope he gets feeling better soon!

4:36 PM  
Blogger Kristi said...

Poor baby! Try giving him one or two baths a day. It definitely helps. Hope he's better soon.

9:19 PM  
Blogger The Burp Cloth Babe said...

oh, I totally think it's related. My Mini Hunk is always constipated, and when he gets the icky diapers I start looking for a new tooth.

Sorry about the rash...hope it gets better! Sorry it makes you feel bad, too.

7:53 PM  
Blogger Ann(ie) said...

It breaks my heart when Ben's bum is raw. :( I notice that and the teething go hand in hand and I'm sure the tummy is somehow related, too. Poor little bug. Sometimes Mama's all they want and need. Give him big hugs from us in Seattle. xo.

12:14 AM  
Blogger Katie said...

Before I even got to the end about teething, I thought...hmmm, I wonder if he's teething? My oldest son had tummy problems and well, we called it liquid acid butt when he cut his teeth. Everything went right through him and he got diaper rash and the whole bit. Poor little fella. I hope he's feeling better. I suggest trying Johnson's Diaper Ointment. It did wonders for my little guy.

12:24 AM  
Blogger Joanna said...

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10:46 AM  
Blogger The Burp Cloth Babe said...

New info....I just heard that putting your hair dryer on the lowest heat or cool and drying the bum after changing helps with diaper rash. Then, apply the cream. Just thought I'd pass it along!

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