Discovered yesterday the reason for Harry’s screaming behaviour these past few days. Thankfully I don’t think it’s a reaction to the drama that has been going on here. More teeth have been coming through in Harry’s mouth and at the same time he’s been getting a fair bit of nappy rash. My mum said the when my older sister was teething as a baby she would also get terrible nappy rash. Harry has eczema and I’ve taken him to see GP’s a fair number of times! He has a bath emollient, a cream plus hydrocortisone ointment all on prescription, he can’t use ordinary soaps like Johnson’s baby bath or anything like that! Somehow the patch of nappy rash has lost all it’s surface skin, it’s just a completely red raw patch where are the skin has completely rubbed off 🙁 I have no idea how it’s gotten so bad but it looks dreadful. Harry has been screaming with pain 🙁 Every time I have to change his nappy and I have to clean the sore patch he literally screams and cannot stay still. What worries me is his wound is staining his nappy yellow, I am worried it’s becoming infected. I need to make a doctors appointment; I should have made it on the Friday when it became clear what the problem was because now I have to wait till Monday. I use Sudocrem every time I change his nappy and always have done since he was born. I have special nappy rash treatment ointment but I don’t think it’s suitable for an open wound which is what this nappy rash has now become 🙁 I just have to keep using the Sudocrem.
I now know exactly how my parents felt every time they saw the awful wounds I caused myself, I’m having trouble just looking at Harry’s nappy rash wound. I look at it and I know it hurts him, it goes right through me and I wish so much I could just heal the wound instantly! I hate seeing him scream with pain every time I clean it. Yesterday I left him an hour without a nappy whilst my mum was in work for a few hours. Luckily he only went to the toilet once and it was a little amount. But today when I left him without a nappy he went three times 🙁 Luckily my house has laminate flooring but Harry was still trying to run around. The third time he went was a considerable amount and he tried to carry on walking but he slipped on it and fell in it and was all soaked. He burst out crying and kept slipping over as he desperately tried to get up 🙁 I quickly ran off to run the bath whilst my mum stayed with Harry. I bathed him and my mum cleaned the floor. My dad just sat on the sofa watching us 🙁
My mum went to the cinema and I haven’t been able to leave him without a nappy because my dad is in bed and I can’t facilitate him not having a nappy completely on my own. Harrys just had a bit of a nap but I think he’s just woken up. My mum is still out at the cinema and my dad is still asleep 🙁 It’s been a really tough few days with Harry, I was feeding him till 11:30pm last night. I’d give anything for a break! I’d love a few days to sleep and relax! I couldn’t eat breakfast till nearly 2pm today again because of Harry being unwell with his nappy rash. I’m really hungry, tired and thirsty! And rather miserable to be honest. I love Harry so much of course, I’m just feeling extremely exhausted and don’t get much time to myself at all! 🙁