I’m telling you, this child is going to be the one to send me to the looney bin. I feel like we live at the ER with him sometimes.
Last week, Jace and Lucy both had a bug. I was changing diapers and wiping butts every 15 minutes between the two of them. The bug lasted from Tuesday until Friday.
On Sunday, Jace started complaining that his butt hurt. I looked, and he had several little tiny blisters all around his butthole. I put butt paste on it over the next few days, but it didn’t help at all… it just seemed to keep getting worse.
Tonight, we had a revival instead of a regular church service. It was outdoors in this gorgeous pavillion. The entire time we were there, Jace was whining and crying because he couldn’t even sit down, his butt hurt so bad.
I took him to the bathroom at one point to check him, and the blisters were pussy and there were dozens of them.
Toward the end of the service, I told Gene we needed to leave so that I could get Jace to the ER.
We went home, changed clothes, and Jace and I headed to the hospital.
We got to the hospital, went through triage, registered, and then got put in a room. A few minutes later, the NICEST doctor I have ever met in an ER came in. I explained what was going on, and he took a look at Jace’s bottom.
As he’s looking, I commented that I’ve worked with thousands of kids over the last 20 years, and I have never seen anything like this. The doctor was silent for a moment, sat back, and said, “I’ve been a doctor for 28 years, and *I* have never seen anything like this.”
Just what you want to hear from the doctor, right? No. I wanted to hear, “This is what it is, and this is how you treat it.” No such luck.
The doctor left for a few minutes to do some research, and came back a few minutes later. He said that Jace either has a strep infection or a staph infection, so he’s treating him with antibiotics for both. I’m supposed to call on Friday morning and get the results of the sample they’re testing.
Go figure. It can’t be something easy that a magic cream would fix. It has to be something that has even the doctors stumped.
I guess we’ll find out on Friday what’s going on. I just hope these antibiotics kick in and actually help until then!
I am completely and utterly exhausted. I need ONE DAY of quiet and rest. I just don’t see that happening any time soon.