Sunday, November 13, 2011

Hand, Foot and Dammit!

So this past week Clark hasn't been himself, which means, he was getting sick. The weird thing is, he rarely gets sick, because he is a stay at home baby, he doesn't go to daycare and hangs out with Gem and I all day. So about 3 days ago, he started being really moody, and waking up during the night, he normally goes back to sleep when he wakes like this, but he went from a quick cry, to a full on tantrum until Andy went to get him. He had a runny nose, and a cough so I took him to the doctor. Strangely enough I didn't think he had a fever, but he did. He had a red throat, but not strep, so they told me that it would "run its course". Later on that night, I noticed he had red spots on his feet which he was itching like crazy, so I decided to call my sister who is a Pediatric Nurse. I was telling her the symptoms and she said it was probably a cold, and then I mentioned the rash, I heard her say "oh, um, that sounds like hand, foot and mouth". I thought to myself "Dammit, how the hell did he get that". He had a few baby friends visit recently, but none of them have gotten sick. My mom just visited, and she was sick by the time she left, but we don't know what she had. Andy was sick for a few days, and somehow, I am ok? My main concern is keeping Clark from kissing his baby, which is tough, he is like a kiss ninja, and before you know it he's planted one on her head.
So anyway, poor Boogs, is now all rashy, and sad looking, and he even now has the mouth sores :(. I am hoping he gets through this quickly, and I have to keep an eye on Gem until then. It just sucks when you are a stay at home mom, and you spend so much time with your babies, that when they get sick, you are stuck trying to figure out who or what has made them sick.

1 comment:

  1. Hand and Foot is very common with that age group and I believe that the contagious period is before the rash comes out. Don't worry I deal with it all time.