Half Nekkid Thursday
I only had wipes nearby so I regretfully cleaned up his mushy poop with the wipes as he let out blood-curdling screams and squirmed to get away. I took him right up to the bath thinking that would soothe his pain, but instead he just screamed and refused to sit down in the water. Sitting down anywhere was not an option. So I let him run around half nekkid most of the afternoon, which he throughally enjoyed. He stayed standing or on his knees, and every time he bent over I could see his little red cheeks peeking out from his oversized shirt. He peed on the floor twice when I wasn't looking, but I didn't mind.
I called the doctor and explained the problem, saying the diarrhea/mushy poop had been ongoing for more than a week. She said to stop giving him ANY dairy or juice. I asked what the heck the kid was supposed to drink. Water or Pedialyte. He won't touch the Pedialyte, I've tried three flavors. He only drinks water directly from on of my bottles, very slowly and dribbling everywhere. But if that's what it's gonna take. I was surprised he didn't complain to badly about missing his bedtime bottle, and he slept late this morning. He took about an ounce of Pedialyte in a bottle this morning and surprisingly didn't complain about not getting milk. He's such a cooperative kid when he's not in pain.