Wednesday, October 05, 2011
It's true. This post is going to be gross. If you get grossed out easily by icky feet....and yes, even baby feet can get icky....then read and look no further. I'm actually posting this so my family can see and give their opinion of what weird malady has waylaid our little E-man. But I'll take any and all suggestions as to what might be wrong. Just don't say I didn't warn you!
It all began with me noticing that one of Ethan's toenails looked a little off. But baby toenails are so tiny and Ethan hardly ever stops moving, so I didn't get a great look and didn't really worry about it. Then it got noticeably worse. I'm fairly sure it's fungal. It's thick and yellow and nasty. Then he started developing what looked like really hard thick callouses on the end of his big toe on the same foot as the weird nail. And next came the peeling of large sheets of skin from the soles of his feet....like below.
The hard-as-rock callouses on the end of his big toe.
The weird nail is the middle toe or alternatively, the little piggie that had roast beef.
Blurry picture of big toe. Still nasty.
I took him to the pediatrician last Monday, when this mess was completely confined to his right foot. By this weekend, it had spread to the other foot. The callouses are developing and the peeling is going strong. No weird toenail though. We have an appointment with a podiatrist on Friday because the pedi was sure exactly what was going on either.
Anyone care to take a guess?