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It turned out that DS's poop issues were bigger than just some citrus. He also got a 24 hour stomach bug that had him pooping liquid and vomiting. He had a slight fever and was much less active than usual. This sucked for him, but it was good for his butt, because he wanted to spend a lot of time sitting in Mommy or Daddy's lap, so we kept his diaper off and had him on a towel to catch any accidents (he makes absolutely NO indication when he's peeing or pooping, so EC is impossible, though I try).
When he vomited for the third time, I called the ped, who also suggested calendula, and advised me to watch for dehydration. This is the second time in a year I have ever called my ped, but I was worried that maybe the rash and the vomiting were connected and I was missing something (like Cancer, or rotavirus, or something huge like that). She assured me that it was probably fine and if he was still puking today to take him to the ER for eval. I'm glad he's feeling better, because we got six inches of snow today.
DH got some Calendula cream and calendula oil, and we used the oil because it was so much gentler to apply. We did all of his diaper changes in the bathtub with a lukewarm stream of water from the hand held showerhead, and that was much easier on his butt. Today the rash is visibly smaller, and is scabbed over in most places. He's no longer refusing to straddle my hip, and the stomach bug seems to have passed, so he's more active and happier.
Now, does anyone have suggestions for a sick husband? DH picked up whatever puking bug DS had, and now he's miserable. Poor guy.
Thanks again to everyone for all your help!
Wife to A since 7-7-2006, Mother to M since 11-23-2007, and N born on 4-9-2010