Titus lived his first month as a normal, itch-free baby. At one month old, he began to develop some cradle cap on his head and eye brows. The cradle cap got much worse and spread to his body. His pediatrician diagnosed this as seborrheic dermatitis and said he would outgrow it by six months. But he never did. After seeing many specialists, doctors, and herbalists, and eliminating all but 12 basic, organic foods, Titus continues to get worse. Today he is very red, scaly, raw, itchy and inflamed.
We feel like we are surviving one day (and one night) at a time. Our two-year-old daugther often reminds Mariya (mom), "don't cry again, mommy." We are pretty much stuck at our house as it is so hard to take him anywhere. Anywhere we go, we have to have our own organic, from-scratch foods for mom and Titus (because mom is still nursing him as well). We have to be ready to answer everyone's questions about Titus, and assure them that we have tried pretty much everything.
So let's do it. Give today.
What is your favorite thing about Titus?
Probably my favorite thing about Titus is his smile. We went through a period of time where he was very sick and wasn't smiling - it almost seemed like he wasn't going to make it - but now he is smiling and laughing again even though he is so itchy and wants to scratch his skin off. It's comforting and encouraging because even though he isn't feeling good, he has a way better attitude about his condition than I do.
How do you get through the really hard times?
I just pray a lot and cry a lot. It's really hard. I just pray that God helps us through each day and night - one day and one night at a time. It's even harder now because we have a three-week old newborn also. I'm nursing both babies.
What is your dream for your son?
I guess my dream for Titus is for him to be a regular human being - to be able to sleep, to be able to take a normal nap, to be able to eat more than just 8 safe foods, to be able to play without itching (to be able to do anything without itching, actually), and to not have to worry about only wearing 100% cotton clothes. My dream is for him to have a normal face with baby soft skin. I don't even know what he actually looks like without all this eczema, since he has had it to some degree since one month old. My dream is for him to have healthy kids one day, without any eczema or other serious health issues.
Please, Let's help someone! You can give any amount here.
If you cannot give financially, please share this post far and wide. Share it across all of your social media platforms. Tell your friends about Titus. Email your boss about Titus. My hope is that I get to come back here and tell you all about the miracle that happened here for Titus. I know the internet can do magical things. I've seen it happen.
So let's do this! Let's make some magic happen. Let's help baby Titus!