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Thursday, September 29, 2011


I haven't slept in three nights.
Well, lets be honest. I did get about 2 hours of sleep last night. That was nice.

I have never in my life heard of Hand Food and Mouth Disease..(HFMD). Now I know.

William has it.
Mary has is.
Sam has it.

And I spent last night barfing (the symptoms that adults get), so I guess I have it too.

Mary and Sam aren't really that bad. They just had some sores in their mouths and Mary had a headache for a few days. They are good to go now. At the time, I had no idea that they could actually be sick, I thought they just had some cankers in their mouths. Go me.

William is a whole other story. I cannot belive how sick he has been. It is horrible!
The doctor said he has over 20 open sores in his mouth. (tongue, cheeks, roof of mouth, throat, lips)

He also has little blisters on his hands and feet. He has an awful rash on his little chubby bum as well.

And did I mention the fever, and that he is getting his bottom molars?

Because of the sores, Willam hasn't been able to eat or drink a bottle. Therefore, he cannot sleep. He can't even close his mouth all the way, because it is too painful. He just drools all over his shirts. He wore four different shirts yesterday.

The poor kid just cries and cries and cries. He cried until he lost his voice the other night. He gets so upset with the pain that he will grab his hair and yell, or he will run himself into things while crying. It is so, so sad. Motrin and Tylenol don't seem to help.

He is starving, and he walks around the kitchen pointing to food and begging for it. I will give it to him and he will put it in his mouth. He will try to chew it, but he will then scream and spit it out. It makes me cry to watch this. ugh.

We tried popsicles, pudding, yogurt, and everything in between, but he just can't do it.

And then today happened.

William ate two pancakes! He cried while he ate them, but he ate them. And then he ate mac and cheese for lunch! He has since been sleeping for 3 hours and I am praying that he stays asleep. He is exhausted.

The end is in sight! I must say, that aside from Swine Flu, this is one of the most nasty bugs I have seen my child have. I hope to never repeat this again.



Colleen said...

Oh no, Becky! I am so sorry. That sounds so awful and poor sweet William! I hope he's moving past this and will be feeling and eating well soon.

Becca said...

SOOOO sorry!! We hate HFMD at this house.. we know it all too well. I believe our kids have had it 3 or 4 times. It's always rougher on the younger William. Poor boy. One thought for you.. our doctor recommended swabbing the insides of their mouthes with benadryl. He said it helps numb the sores. Just a thought. Hope they're on the mend soon. Mylie's preschool teacher sent notes home last week about it-- guess the schools are having trouble keeping it contained.

Nayomee said...

That is so sad and scary. I have never heard of that before. Sounds awful! Hope you are all doing better soon.

Adri said...

So sorry, Becky! Sending get well wishes to you all!