Yesterday morning, while the boys were playing around, Dylan kept pulling on his liner and I noticed what looked like a bright red rash on Dylan's leg under the liner. So I hurry and took Dylan's leg off and sure enough, he had a nice little rash all over his leg. Luckily it's not TOO bad. I think what happened was some miscommunication between Bryson and I in regards to cleaning his liner and he ended up in a liner that hadn't been cleaned after it's prior wear, causing some irritation. Lesson learned! I washed both liners really well (which we typically do every night, but it got missed somehow) and sanitized them with some rubbing alcohol just to make sure they were extra clean for his sensitive leg. I kept his leg off all day and ran to the store to buy some cream and slathered the rash with the cream throughout the day and it was looking much better by the end of the day. Today he wore his leg all day. There is still a little rash, but it looks MUCH better! Sorry little man!
Sad boy. :(
This is what it looked like when I first noticed it. So bright red on his knee and toward the bottom of his stump.
This is what it looked like later in the day, not quite as bad, but still very there.
A little rash doesn't keep this boy from still smiling though! :)
Dylan is a happy, smiley, easy going, energetic baby boy. We LOVE having him in our family! Dylan was born with a condition called Fibular Hemimelia and Congenital Short Femur. Like Nemo in Finding Nemo, Dylan was born with a "lucky" leg. It's been an emotional roller coaster, but we know without a doubt that Dylan will be JUST fine. All we need to do is "just keep swimming" through this journey we've been given. As a family we will get through this. Dylan...he will conquer this!
This is a blog following Dylan's leg journey. Dylan had a below knee boyd amputation in January 2012. We knew this was the best route to ensure that Dylan has a fulfilling, active, joyful life. Join us in this journey!
We hope to be able to connect with other families who are going through the same things as we are. Please feel free to contact us at email@example.com
You can read how we first found out about Dylan's leg condition HERE.