Kage has had strange diarrhea since, like, Saturday. She only gets one cup of juice each morning, and even then it's the Motts for Tots Apple. And if you've never tasted that, it's the most watered down juice ever. And I water it down some more. So I'm pretty sure it's not that....as we've been giving it to her for months now. I did add the Motts for Tots mixed berry juice into rotation just to give her a change of taste. But she's only had one cup of that in the last couple of days. Aside from her juice, it's all water that she drinks. (She refuses to drink milk.)
So yesterday the diarrhea seemed to be worse. At day care it was out of her pants twice. And now she's got a raw butt. I'm kind of mad at day care lady because she didn't catch the poop soon enough and now my poor baby is raw. This isn't the first time that this happened at her house. And when I got her home, she had dried diarrhea in her diaper. On top of the already rashed butt. She must have done it before/during nap and wasn't checked.
When she's at home, she is changed immediately after the #2 deed. She doesn't sit more than 5 minutes in it. Her butt is just too sensitive, and well, that's just gross. I catch it immediately. And I don't expect day care lady to be able to catch it as quickly as I do...she's got her own two kids to watch there too. But for it be in her diaper long enough to cause that bad of a rash is crazy.
And, she skipped her morning nap yesterday to give them a longer outside time. I sort of get that, but she's a baby. She needs her naps. And she got up super early yesterday (6 a.m.) and then had to be up until 2:30 when she wanted to put her down. That's just too long for a
Maybe I'm being too picky.
But back to the poop problem. So last night after I picked her up, I took her home and bathed her to get all poop off of her little bum. She was acting okay so we continued with our plan to go out for dinner. She ate terrifically: a corn dog, fries, broccoli and a pickle. So her appetite isn't affected. Then we went for a drive around our sweet little town and found another river front park that we'd not been to before.
This place has a real Dutch windmill that you can tour on the weekends. I can't wait to check it out!
But then as we were walking back over the bridge, we smelled another bout of the diarrhea. I got her straight back to the car to get it changed. Forgive the details here, but this is a poop post--it was a diaper full of peas. Whole peas. Lots of them. She had peas for lunch that day. So is she not digesting? She eats peas all of the time, like twice a week. So why is she not digesting?
I'm scared that something is wrong. Something with her intestines or something. She's playing, running, laughing, having fun, eating, drinking, acting otherwise normal. I don't know what to do. My mom says to give it today to see if it gets better. I know that if I call her pediatrician they'll say to "bring her in" because they say that about everything. And then when I get there, they tell me to wait a few days and call if it continues. So why waste the $50 co-pay?
I'm so worried about my baby.