03 October 2008

The Gift That Keeps on Giving?

The dreaded, and I mean DREADED, Hand-Foot-Mouth-Disease is making it's way through our daycare. It's highly contagious.

O came down with it last weekend and spent most of the week at home. The poor kid has been miserable. He'll wake from a sound sleep howling and point to his mouth saying "Ow, Ow, Ow..." Tears streaming down his porcelain cheeks. Oh my poor sweet love!

I get some pretty serious canker sores from time to time. His pediatrician said Imagine having a mouthful of them... No.Thank.You.

And there's nothing you can do but try to make them as comfortable as possible and wait it out.

Thankfully he's better now.

This morning Finn said his mouth hurt. I took a look but didn't see anything but a little red spot on the roof of his mouth.

I'm praying he's just hungry for some attention too.


She She said...

Poor baby!

Just a little ray of hope - by the time he gets to be 6 years old, he'll have the immune system of Superman.

My Owen (7 1/2 years old) never gets sick enough to stay home anymore.

Now excuse me while I go knock on some wood.

noble pig said...

Ugh, well at least he's just about done, poor thing. I don't think my kids had it or I just didn't know it. Take care.

Nora Bee said...

Oh no! I knew a couple kids who had is recently, too. Thankfully H was spared this time.

melissa said...

Oh lordy! That's the worst! Well, lice is right up there with being bad but its not painful. Our oldest daughter had that 2 times. She also got cat scratch fever. And no, cat scratch fever isn't the crabs. Thats just the song. Anyway, I'm so sorry that you all have had to go through this. Nothing is any worse than babies in pain.

Maeve's Mom said...

Poor little guy(S). I hope it's over with soon. That has run rampant at our preschool and somehow both my kids have managed to escape it every time. We make up for it by getting pink eye anytime anyone has that!