Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Hand Foot and Mouth

Last week Wednesday Claire started to run a fever and the 103 temp didn't go down with medicine. After I got home from work on Thursday, Josh took her into the pediatrician's office during their urgent care hours. They looked in her throat and saw she had sores back there and suspected Hand Foot and Mouth Disease. Just to be sure though they ran a strep test and wanted to narrow it down just to be certain. Well, she did have HFM and sadly the only fix they can prescribe was popsicles and lots of them. Since it was doctor orders we followed and we had two very happy girls. They did warn us that chances were pretty good that Lillian would catch it so be ready. By Friday Claire was feeling so much better. She was finally eating and sleeping at night. Saturday I had my Claire Bear back. Then Sunday hit and poor Lillian also got hit with HFM. Luckily, she did not have it nearly as bad because she was still able to sleep just fine, but she had no desire to eat anything; I don't blame her. Monday she wasn't feeling 100% yet, but by Tuesday Lillian was all smiles again. Today both girls have been so happy and full of giggles and smiles.