He's finally growing well enough to keep the doctors happy. But, the poor little guy is still battling other issues. He's got horrible eczema on his legs that his dermatologist had us treating with steroid cream. We finally got a referral to an allergist though who says the eczema is definitely caused by some kind of allergies, most likely food, and to stop using the steroids because they are causing hypopigmentation of his skin (lightening it).
Then this weekend we ended up in an urgent care clinic because the poor baby was up screaming for 4 hours in the night and his eczema had flared up horribly. It got all bubbly and then covered in scabs. Poor guy was pretty miserable.
We have to get his eczema to calm down before we can have him allergy tested because the eczema is a sign that he has lots of IGE (allergy related) antibodies in his system. Too many IGE antibodies can lead to false positives on an allergy test. This means he's on more new medications and getting lotioned up a bajillion times a day. Hopefully with intense treatment of the eczema we can be able to test in a few weeks.
We want him to look like this.