Well, not seriously. She does have a fungus though.
And who doesn't automatically think about mushrooms when they hear the word fungus?
Sage has thrush. She's got to have anti-fungal drops that go in her mouth 4 times a day and then there is an ointment that goes on her tushy too.
Now ya'll, don't go all google searching images of thrush now. You'll freak out and I ASSURE YOU that she is nowhere near as bad off as all those pictures you will see. I googled. It was a mistake.
Basically, all that's going on is she has a little bit of white spots on her tongue (it looks like she has breast milk or formula on it..really, not so gross), her appetite has decreased (the nurse said her cheeks/tongue probably hurt...awww...), and she has this diaper rash that just kept getting worse.
I was starting to feel like a mommy failure before this diagnosis because I could not get that blasted diaper rash to go away. How hard could it be? I have a Masters degree for gosh sakes...and the sucker just got WORSE! My conscious is now soothed. It's just a fungus. Without proper treatment maybe it could have turned into mushrooms...who knows?
How the heck she got a fungus I do not know...I swear I usually wipe off that pacifier when she drops it-most of the time...ok, some of the time...
The nurse assured me it was a fairly common problem.
So now, when you're having a bad day just tell yourself, "It's not so bad. I could be growing mushrooms on my tongue and tushy like little Sage."
You'll feel better. I swear.