***I guess I should have a disclaimer for this post... its gross***
This entire weekend I've been up to my elbows in poopy diapers (and not good poop- wait is there "GOOD" poop?).
It all started Friday morning. I gave Maeve a bath, put a diaper on her and set her in the floor- as soon as her feet hit the floor she squatted, made one big push and SPLAT- her diaper was blown out just like that... poopies everywhere. SO back in the bath we went. The whole time she was in the bath she was having toots- and I could see some poopy flakes swimming around in the water which was really grossing me out. Out of the bath, into another diaper and not more than 5 minutes "SPLAT" goes another one. I was trying to think what the heck she ate that could be giving her an upset tummy... she was acting completely normal though- no fever, not lethargic at all... so I figured maybe it was too much milk at breakfast or something. No more diarrhea to speak of the rest of Friday night...
THEN came Saturday. I had actually forgotten all about the diarrhea explosions from the day before, and took Maeve out to a garage sale & to the mall to see the tigers for a bit. She was definitely acting a little funny- very, VERY clingy- more so than usual. But I still wasn't really thinking much of it. On the way home from the mall I smelled this horrific smell- okay- this is gross, but you know the how there is a difference between diarrhea smell and normal poopy smell? Well it was that awful, acidic diarrhea smell- ughhhhhhhhhhh. Yes, another giant explosion greeted me as we got home. I fed her lunch- a banana, some oatmeal and WATER- she threw it all on the floor. Hmmm... put her to bed around 1:00 PM- she woke up around 4 (3 HOUR NAP!?!?!) burning up with a fever. I knew instantly as soon as I picked her up she had a fever. Her cheeks were red, she was sweaty and yes, she had pooped out another diaper. Her temp yesterday hovered between 100-101, even with motrin & tylenol. I started pushing the fluids like mad yesterday afternoon- she's gone through a 2 liter of sprite in 2 days... yes, lots of sugar, but according to the doc. warm sprite is the best thing to settle a stomach (plus she thinks its a huge treat). She slept through the night- just woke up super early- around 6 or so- with another yucky diaper.
To sum up today, its gone a lot like this:
slather her behind with destin, put a diaper on, wait for the squat & splat, gently- GENTLY wipe her up, stick her in a bath (her poor little booty is SO SO SORE. It is beat red and she can't even walk with her legs together- how sad!) slather with destin, put a diaper on, wait for squat & splat, etc. etc. etc. She's had about 9 diarrhea diapers today (THANK GOD RYAN IS HOME TO HELP!!!) and about 20 baths to soak her bum. The fever is still around 100- it just won't go away! She is HOT- and I keep taking her temp. thinking its got to be higher than 100 but its not thank goodness... I guess she's just hot. Anyways it looks like we'll be visiting Dr. Williams in the morning if her temp stays around. Even if it is just a stomach bug, almost 3 days of a fever warrants a visit.
I know I've asked before and I have referenced back to some older posts- but any remedies for really bad diaper rash besides different types of pastes? Maeve about has a conniption when we try and touch her butt- she loves to soak in the tub- she sits on her knees so her booty doesn't touch the bath tub floor and will just sit like that... I was thinking if there is any kind of soak I could come up with for the bath that would ease the pain, she'd probably love that.