6.17.2008

Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

On Sunday, Israel was diagnosed with the coxsakie virus, also known as hand, foot and mouth disease. It's a fairly common child virus that causes children to break out in a rash/sores on their hands, feet, and mouth. Thankfully, Rae does not have the rash in her mouth, but she does have blistery-looking things on her feet and thumbs. They don't seem to bother her much. She is contagious, though, so we are keeping ourselves confined for the time being.
Because of this, we had to miss all of our planned Fathers Day activities. I hope all of the dads in our life know how much we love them and wish we could have been with them on that day.
JP still had a special Fathers Day, though, playing with his daughter in the backyard. I'm so thankful that he's the daddy of my babies -- we love you, daddy!

4 comments:

Brenda said...

P.S. Abi's sores eventually showed up, but like Rae they weren't in the mouth. She just has a few on her fingers (especially her thumbs). Yeah, we're playing the part of the hermits as well...

Erin Virginia Leckrone said...

Hope Rae recovers quickly!

margaret said...

My friend's little girl had that last year (we jokingly called it hoof & mouth disease!) She had the worst sores in her mouth and didn't want to eat or drink anything. It cleared up fairly quickly though. I'll be praying that this passes quickly for your family also!

Deb said...

Hope she's doing better! I'm still prayin...

You did your pet peeve again, putting in the apostrophe where it doesn't belong ;)