Thursday, September 12, 2013

Hand, Foot, and Mouth

Tuesday morning I got a call from the kids' school saying that they believed both kids had Hand Foot and Mouth. I noticed that morning that Connor was getting a bad diaper rash, or what I thought was a diaper rash. I also noticed that he had some bumps around his mouth, on his chin mainly and I just assumed he was breaking out because he is getting 4 new teeth in and is slobbering a lot. I didn't notice anything on Chloe, but when I picked them up and they pointed it out to me, it was obvious.
Well, it's awful!!! It's kind of like the chicken pox but there is nothing you can do for it. It doesn't itch, thank goodness (that I know of, they don't try to itch it), but you can tell it's painful.
 Connor has it worse on his bottom, the bumps are like blisters and I have an antibiotic ointment for it so they won't get infected. He also has bumps on his face, in his mouth, on his hands, arms, legs, and feet.
Chloe's is mainly on her feet and hands. She was crying last night because it hurt to walk on her feet.
I tried to get a few pictures of Connor's face, but now it looks worse than this.
It's highly contagious, so we are out of school for the rest of the week and will go back on Monday.
I've let them have their binks in their mouths a lot lately because it helps keep their hands out of their mouths.
Yesterday, we colored pictures for Daddy.
Chloe wasn't really in to it.
They have handled the sickness a little differently from one another. Connor acts like he feels fine, until it's time for a diaper change or bath. He was bouncing off the walls and climbing all over everything yesterday.
Chloe is a little more sensitive. She would rather me hold her the whole time and she just wants to lay around. We put pillows all over the floor and laid down to watch movies yesterday. She was very clingy and whiny.
Neither one of them really has an appetite. I've tried fixing things I know they will eat and I'm not having any luck.
This is supposed to last up to 7 days! I'm so ready for it to be over with!

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