My 2 year old has suffered from eczema, or severe atopic dermatitis for the last year or so. The severity of it comes and goes, but right now it is worse than ever before. Her poor little hand, arms, and wrists are sore and red.
We have been to dermatologists and allergy doctors. Even the patch tests with various foods were all negative- thus proving she has no food allergies.
We have used all kinds of ointments, oils, lotions, etc.
But NOTHING is working.
Her hands are so raw, I put socks on them at night to keep her from scratching.
I feel like we are tumbling hopelessly in a spiral of irritated skin, endless lakes of ointments and doctors. I know not where to turn next, different doctors, different ointments. . .
Every doctor says the cause cannot be precisely pinned.
What am I to do? My poor sweet little daughter?!
Yet, I hope in God, and believe He will bring healing in some form.
And in the midst of confusion as a Mom and hopeless feelings of despair. Wishing I could crawl into the laps of my own parents and hide my head from the world of trying to make choices and decisions I don’t understand, I know that God IS good.
And so I give thanks:
- my daughter is happy, when her hands aren’t bothering her.
- my kids play nicely together
- spring is in coming, and sunshine is in abundance.
- for uplifting music to encourage.
- for friends and prayers