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Week 18 - Hooray

Posted by ivyagogo, 08 July 2014 · 130 views

I do admit it's getting better, a little better all the time!
 
 
I don't know what is going on with the pictures. They used to not be so big. I'm trying to put the photos in the gallery and link to them instead.
 


Week 17 - Finally Some Results

Posted by ivyagogo, 30 June 2014 · 121 views

I didn't bother posting last week because there just wasn't anything new to say. This week I can finally say that it is starting to look better. The doctor upped his dosage to 80mg, even though he initially said he wouldn't take him up that high. It was getting obvious that he really needed it.  I will have his blood drawn this week to make sure ever...


Week 15 - More Meds

Posted by ivyagogo, 19 June 2014 · 108 views

Here are the week 15 pictures with no progress.
 
Doctor is upping his dosage to 80 mg even though he originally told us he wouldn't have him go higher than 60. He also increased the strength of the tretinoin cream.  Will this nightmare ever end?  It just keeps getting worse.
 
    


Week 14

Posted by ivyagogo, 09 June 2014 · 113 views

I think it's starting to get better, but it's hard to tell in the photos. He is usually better in the morning, but these pictures are always taken early evening.    


Week 13 - Very, Very Dry

Posted by ivyagogo, 02 June 2014 · 115 views

The doctor started him on Tretinoin cream along with salicylic acid. His skin is getting SO DRY!!! He is also now taking zinc and vitamin D3 supplements. His doctor said that my son's acne is amongst the worst he's ever treated. Poor kid. I do think his face is improving somewhat, but it's hard to tell with all the flakes.
 
The doctor also said that...


Week 12 - Really?

Posted by ivyagogo, 26 May 2014 · 134 views

Nothing. This has been a rough week. Missed school on Thursday because he was in so much pain. He said his back felt like he was being sewn. Poor kid.  He went to the dermatologist on Friday. He is now on isotretinoin cream, zinc, and D-3 in addition to the accutane and cephalexin. Oh yeah, and the probiotic.  Turns out we've been taking the pro...


Week 11 - Will This Ever End?

Posted by ivyagogo, 19 May 2014 · 153 views

I have been saying for days that his face is looking better, but when I took pictures tonight and compared it to the past few weeks it doesn't look better at all! I guess I'm too close to it.  We do bloodwork on Wednesday and back to the dermatologist on Friday.
 
For what it's worth, here are this week's pictures:
 
    


Week 10 - Good/bad/good/bad

Posted by ivyagogo, 12 May 2014 · 124 views

It's been pretty weird this week. He'll wake up and his face will look more clear, then in the afternoon it will look worse. Same thing on his back. How can that happen in the course of a day?  I take my photos at night, so here you go...Week 10.
 
 
    


Week 9 - Finally, Some Improvement

Posted by ivyagogo, 05 May 2014 · 136 views
acne, cysts, accutane and 1 more...
Yes, it still looks pretty bad, but there is definite improvement from last week. I am very happy the tides appear to be turning.
 
So this past week a kid at school got suspended for making fun of my son. He has been relentless about it and the guidance counselor and asst. principal got involved. Hopefully the example was set and my son won't be bul...


Week 8 - The Fun Continues

Posted by ivyagogo, 28 April 2014 · 131 views

Somehow my weeks have gotten all funky. Today is actually day 56. He just got back from the dermatologist and is going to start 60mg tonight. Because of his weight, he won't be able to increase the dosage, so this is it. He will be on 60 for the duration of his treatment.
 
I don't have much to add to this week, just more of the same. What a bloody m...






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