Who is Mandy Moore?
Amanda Leigh Moore (born April 10, 1984) is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She rose to fame with her debut single, “Candy”,
Mandy Moore’s 2-year-old son, August, has received a diagnosis of Gianotti-Crosti syndrome, a childhood skin condition characterized by itchy rashes that form blisters.
The “This Is Us” actress revealed on her Instagram Story Friday that she spent all of last weekend bouncing between doctors to figure out what caused the toddler’s sudden symptoms.
“This sweet boy woke up with a crazy rash on Saturday am,” Moore wrote alongside a picture of Gus eating a lollipop at the doctor’s office.
She explained that, at first, she and her husband, Taylor Goldsmith, thought it was an “eczema flare” or “allergies” and they tried everything “to help [Gus] find relief from the itch.”
After a trip to urgent care, a pediatrician, a dermatologist and a pediatric dermatologist, they finally got some answers.
“Turns out it’s a viral childhood rash that just spontaneously appears called Gianotti-Crosti syndrome,” the 39-year-old wrote over an image of Gus’s legs covered in red splotches. “It’s all over his legs and feet (ouch) and the backs of his arms but nowhere else.”
Despite his discomfort, the mother of two said her little one was all “smiles and laughs” and carried on with his day “like the rockstar he is.”
The “Princess Diaries” star was told that the only treatment options were steroid creams and Benadryl — and even with that, it could still take 6 to 8 weeks to go away.
“All of that to say, this parenting thing is weird and hard and sometimes you feel so helpless (and yes I’m ever so grateful it’s only an itchy skin condition),” she concluded.
“Kids are resilient and as long as he’s smiling through it, we are a-okay.”
Along with Gus, the actress is also mom to 9-month-old son, Oscar “Ozzie” Bennett.
The “Walk to Remember” star has been very open about her experience with motherhood and was praised last year for posting intimate — and realistic — photos from Ozzie’s birth.
In one of the snapshots, the then-newborn was still covered in amniotic fluid as Moore held him against her chest.
The actress was photographed beaming from ear to ear as she snuggled the newborn in her hospital bed.
Presently, the actress is thoroughly enjoying her role as a mother to two children, and she finds immense joy in witnessing the strong and unique connection that has formed between her boys.
“He is enamored with his brother, it is really sweet,” Moore said of her youngest on E! News Wednesday.
“He just looks at him with awe and wonder all the time and is his biggest fan. No one makes him laugh more, smile more.”