Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Levi has been doing really well with his helmet....until today. When I dropped him off at daycare everything was fine. His "teacher" called around 1pm & said he had a pink spot where the helmet was touching his cheek. Ok, the helmet is supposed to fit snug, especially on the parts that are too far out, so I thought it was ok, he usually is pink on his forehead & back of his head. I thought nothing of it. She made it seem like it was nothing. Today when we get home I notice he has a bad odor about him so I took the helmet off to clean it. As you can imagine, it gets sweaty in there. OMG my poor baby! His face was basically blistered! There was a huge RED spot, not pink. It's swollen, bruised, & soggy, almost like its raw. I could cry. I smelled his face and gaged. I guess as he drank his bottle some milk went down his face & got behind the helmet. All day my poor guy sat in sweat & sour milk. Not only is his face raw, his neck is too! I'm disgusted & heartbroken. This helmet thing is doing more harm than good so far. I emailed a picture to his dr. And she called me right away to say that I need to leave the helmet off for at least 24 hours & send her new pictures tomorrow. So now, not only is his face raw, the expensive helmet is not even able to be used. I'm so mad I could just give up with the whole thing, but I won't. This is going to be a long 3 months! I guess I need to have a talk with the daycare in the morning, which I hate doing. I hate sounding like the griping parent!! The neck thing has already been an issue though. I can get it all cleared up over the weekend & by Monday when I pick him up, it's raw again. He has very sensitive skin so I'm wondering if his skin will reject the helmet for good. I can't deal with this on his face. (it's actually red on both sides, but the other side is just red, not raw) prayers for my boy, please!