Back to school germs have not been kind to us. It started with colds for all. I’m still not completely over mine, but I’m close. Yesterday, we noticed a cluster of bumps on the back of S’s neck. We thought it was odd, but figured that maybe they were the result of some sort of irritation from clothing. As the day went on, I noticed a few more bumps on S’s legs along with a bad diaper rash, but he was himself for the most part. S went down for a nap around 2pm, woke 30 minutes later, and proceeded to vomit all over his crib and my mom. By the time evening rolled around, he wasn’t eating much and had even more spots. I really thought he had chicken pox even though he received the vaccine. He vomited again after going to bed and wasn’t able to fall asleep until just before midnight.
Fast forward to this morning. Spots on his legs, feet, arms, hands, neck, face, and back. A took him to the pediatrician and we learned that he has hand, foot, and mouth disease, which is very contagious. Great. And he seems to have a pretty bad case of it given all the spots. I’m sure it’s only a matter of time before spots appear on W. The doctor also noticed blisters in his mouth. I feel terrible for my little guy and have no idea where he got this. I’m so ready for everyone to be healthy so that we can enjoy my favorite time of the year!! I'm also tired... very tired. :P