I've been teaching my children the song, God Is So Good recently. We sing it as I tuck them into bed, along with a few other choice selections. Audra's all time favorite is Zacchaeus Was A Wee Little Man. :). As soon as her head hits the pillow, she hollers, "SING!" Christian really doesn't care what you sing to him, just as long as it prolongs lights out!
Anyway, the song God Is So Good has been ringing through my head lately. It's been bringing a smile to my heart and tears to my eyes. We have seen the hand of God moved through prayer time and time again, and I believe that those prayers have once again worked on our behalf. Our little baby is doing so, so much better! I couldn't believe the change in his skin after just one dose of the cream!!! I've never seen medicine work so fast! The dermatologist told us to give her a call if we didn't see a change in five to seven days. I felt like calling her five HOURS after putting on his first dose of cream! Andy thought it best that I stay home from church Wednesday night and get that medicine on him as soon as possible. I dreaded the bath! It always made the pain so much worst because it opened up those cracks and made everything raw again. After the kids went to bed, I bathed him and put the cream on. He cried a little but not as much as the night before. By the time Andy got home from church, Wesley was playing contentedly on the floor. In fact, Andy tiptoed into the house thinking Wesley might be asleep for the first time in a couple days, and when he saw him playing quietly on the floor, he gave me an astonished look and said, "WHAT HAPPENED TO HIM!? It's so QUIET in here!" I couldn't believe the change in Wesley either. It had to have been all the prayers going up for him! There no other answer. I opened Wesley's sleeper and showed Andy the amazing change in Wesley's skin. The red in his skin had faded noticeable in just a couple hours! The next morning his skin was peeling and flaking terribly, but only slightly red. As I bathed him, I gently rubbed him til there was dry skin floating all around him in the water. I repeated this process at his evening bath, but this time I noticed brand new soft baby skin underneath the dead skin. It was beautiful! Everyone loves kissing a baby's soft, chubby cheeks, but when your baby's skin looked like leather and felt like sandpaper, you appreciate that soft skin more than ever! He's doing so so much better and has just about lost all the dry skin and most of the redness. There's just a few red dots left in places, but they too are fading fast. Once again, I can't tell you how much we appreciate all the prayers that have gone up for our little son. The past month has been so frustrating trying to figure out what was causing the rash as it daily became worst and worst. This last week was really miserable for everyone, but especially Wesley. The Lord truly is good!!!!! I give him all the glory for answered prayer!
About two weeks ago... it got much worst then this! He was completely red all over.
He feels SO much better! Back to his happy self...