Darn you hand, foot and mouth

Sunday, August 18, 2013

We finally got our internet hooked up this week after three weeks in the new place and I had grand bloggy plans, but so far they have been thwarted by the dreaded hand, foot and mouth disease. This week Ezra has become a tiny whirlwind of contagion. The poor kid has barely been eating anything, he's been having horrible nights sleeps and has a mouth full of painful blisters. That means the rest of the house has been in upheaval and sleeplessness too. Every day has been a challenge to keep him and all the infected drool flowing from his swollen mouth away from little Willow. My hope is the goodness of breast milk will protect her from contracting it. So far she is showing no signs, but I'm not counting my chickens yet. So we've been locked in and feeling a little cabin feverish, but at least it looks like he's on the tail end of it now! Tomorrow is another and hopefully better week!

On a nicer note, we did end up going to the Zoo last weekend for Ezra's 2nd birthday, and he LOVED it. I no longer had any birthday party guilt. We spent the whole day there, he was so exhausted after running non stop for about 5 hours. It's so amazing watching kids faces when they see the animals for the first time, such wonder and amazement. Willow enjoyed it so much she pooped right through her nappy, clothes and blanket and now I can claim I've changed a nappy one metre from a bear!

I've heard hand, foot and mouth is going around, has it infected your house this season?

Karen xx

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10 comments on "Darn you hand, foot and mouth "
  1. Zeb got it at 18 mths - the first week he went to day care!!! Hand foot and mouth was definitely his worst day on Earth so far :( it was terrible - on the plus side, it weaned him off his dummy :) fingers crossed Willow avoids it whilst she is so young :( xxxx

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  2. I can imagine it would spread like wildfire through a daycare, it's hard enough to contain it in my house!! I think a couple of days ago would be classified as Ez's worst day so far!

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  3. Ugh...yes...we have it too!
    I alternate between feeling sorry for Toddler C...and sorry for myself!
    He was much happier yesterday than he has been so I am hoping that means he is almost cured!
    Fingers crossed you are over it too!

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  4. Madi had it earlier in the year - she got the "mouth" part and I got the blisters on my hands and feet. No fun, mama..praying he recovers quickly & everyone else avoids it!

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  5. {www.crazyspeedylove.com}
    We haven't.....but with daycare and park visits and shopping expeditions - and if it going about, then I will just have to cross my fingers it bypasses my boys! xx

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  6. Oh I think all my boys had that and it was just awful to see them so miserable. I do hope he is on the mend very soon hun xx

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  7. It was horrid! But looks like we are all in the clear now, what a week. Glad that you got through it unscathed!

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  8. It is funny how it manifests so differently in different people! We all caught a cold, that just might be a different form of h,f & m either way we are getting better! Thanks x

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  9. Oh I've heard daycare just spreads it like wildfire, but I hope you avoid it. It is no fun!

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  10. Thanks Sonia! We are in the clear now! Everyone is doing much better, and I'm not feeling so housebound! It is just so sad to see them in so much discomfort! x

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