My boys picked up Hand, Mouth & Foot disease this last week. I'm pretty sure it was at the daycare where I do my trade. Both of them broke out in a red rash, Chandler fevered on Tuesday night and then Thursday they both started getting these blisters everywhere that looked so extremely painful. Rowan's are a ton worse, although Chandler has them in his mouth and cries every time he tries to eat. One of those times you wish you could take the pain away. We went to the Dr. on Friday and it's just a virus so we have to wait it out. Marsh & I haven't gotten it, probably because we've both had it as children. So it's a lot of staying home as they are pretty contagious right now.
Here's a little blurb about it:
Hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) is a common viral illness of infants and children. The disease causes fever and blister-like eruptions in the mouth and/or a skin rash. HFMD is often confused with foot-and-mouth (also called hoof-and-mouth) disease, a disease of cattle, sheep, and swine; however, the two diseases are not related—they are caused by different viruses. Humans do not get the animal disease, and animals do not get the human disease.
Anyways, we could use a few positive thoughts. It seems like we finally kicked Row's ear infections in the butt, and now this. Marsh has also been having some problems with his ears and hearing. He thought it might be due to ear wax buildup but he went to the Dr., and they just made it worse. If it doesn't get better in the next week or so, I'm going to look up an ENT for him to go see. It seems like it's just one thing after another....