Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Hand, foot and mouth and Memorial Day.

The weekend wasn't as bad as I thought it would be and by Monday all was better and we had a great Memorial Day with great weather.
Here's what I learned about hand, foot and mouth:
1:  Your child can have it for up to two weeks and be shedding it before any symptoms occur.
2:  There is no way to really know it is hand, foot and mouth before it is too late.
3:  The process of symptoms is fever, sore throat, spots.
5:  By the time the fever presents itself you aren't really contagious anymore.
4:  The older you are the less worse it is.  For adults it is a mild cold.  (I never got sick.)  Eva got a couple very light spots on her feet and Scarlett got a lot of bad spots where some on her feet turned to blisters.
5:  It is a virus so the only thing you can do is pain management.
6:  It lasts 3-5 days.  Sore throat day was the worst for Scarlett, fever day was the worst for Eva.

Apparently hand, foot and mouth is pretty bad this year so watch out.

I am so glad I didn't get sick.

So for Memorial Day we had a nice BBQ and just hung out.

Have I mentioned I love snow cones?  I Instagram them every chance I get.

Lame post I know but I thought maybe someone out there would want to know.



Shayla said...

You better get some sleep this week! Seriously! :) Glad everybody is on the mend.

sware said...

That is the strangest name for an illness:)

Hope y'all feel better soon!!

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