Tuesday, May 22, 2007

no trip for us

quick post for us.

big h screaming in his room.

we have hand, foot, and mouth. we, meaning big h.

pray. he is in SO. MUCH. PAIN!!!

no trip back home for us tomorrow.

pray for sweet big h. and for the goo to NOT get it.

(have any of you had this before? if so, suggestions?)

6 comments:

Diane J. said...

I've not had any dealings with it myself, but some family and friends have had it.

Here's a link to a page at the Center for Disease Control that may help:

http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvrd/revb/
enterovirus/hfhf.htm

Hope nobody else gets it, and hope your little feels better soon.

Hugs,

Diane

Big Mama said...

When Caroline had it last summer our ped told us the biggest danger was dehydration, so I bought lots of popsicles. They worked like a charm.

Jill said...

Garrett had this sometime between year one and two....MISERABLE!! Give him whatever he wants -- anything for the pain!! I think we kept him on continual doses of Tylenol/Motrin. We are big into "preventative medicine". I will pray for him and YOU!!

Chrys and Mike said...

Oh, so sorry he's sick. Oliver had it right before his first birthday and I ended up getting it, too! I didn't have it in my throat like he did but I had very painful blisters on my hands and feet. I thought it was unusual for an adult to get it but his pediatrician told me she gets a mild case of it every year when it goes around. Hang in there!

Chrys

R said...

Baby M had it a few weeks ago, though VERY mild.

Our pedi told us to alternate Tylenol/Motrin for the pain, and for the mouth make a "paste" of baby Benadryl and Maalox (liquid, I assume) and swab it on any sores she might have in her mouth. We never had to do the paste--he said she only needed that if she was having trouble eating, which she wasn't.

He also suggested bland, easy-to-eat foods if she was having trouble eating.

If I think of anything else, I'll let you know! We'll be praying for Big H (and all of you!). I know that can't be fun.

Aunt Biscuit said...

God bless you all - we did Motrin for the pain and mild/soft food. Popsicles sound like a must. Let me know if we need to run to the store for you!! We'll leave the goods in your front yard :-)