We’re home and anxious to find out if NJH really was the holy grail of emollient, and see if we can continue the healing with everything we’ve learned. Dr. Leung insisted I keep an eczema journal.
I was always curious what the days following treatment at NJH looked like for other parents.
How many flares post-NJH, how quick did they bounce back, how did contact with allergens, stress, infection effect their children’s eczema now that the 4th trigger, impaired skin barrier, was intact?
So I”ll keep this blog as chronic as the condition for a year, the amount of time the specialists at NJH said it might take to make Zoey’s skin less reactive to triggers, as long as we continue the treatment plan.
I’ve been tempted to keep Zoey in a bubble to maintain the beautiful results from NJH, but I know we have to live in the real world of work, Tae Kwon Do class, daycare, relatives’ homes and all the associated triggers. We have care/action plans from NJH for each. We know what to do. OK! I’m back to work later this week, and next week the real test will begin.
Eczema parents, feel free to chime in and ask any questions, send tips along the way!