Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Hand Foot Mouth Disease. Yuck!
My poor baby girl! She somehow got Hand Foot Mouth Disease one day before Fourth of July and she just got better today. I'll tell you what, it was so awful! Not just for her, but for everyone around her. She didn't get any blisters on her body, but the ones in her mouth were pretty helacious. I seriously don't know how she got this virus, but I hope she never gets it again.
It starts with a fever then blisters show up and they are extremely painful. She couldn't eat or really drink for days and she was so miserable. The tantrums were absolutely terrible. We had to keep reminding ourselves that it wasn't her, it was the pain. Finally yesterday she started to feel better and ate some soup. She colored and put her princess tiara on. That was a really good sign. Over the last four days we had gotten very little sleep. Finally last night she stayed in bed and I slept in until 8am today. It was heavenly! She is feeling much better now and we are so happy that she isn't miserable and in pain anymore.
I think I've had enough sickness for the rest of the year!