Thursday, April 03, 2008

the hits. they keep coming.

So, Jane's got herself a case of Coxsackie virus. Funny name, not so funny virus - it's also known as the hand, foot and mouth virus, because one of the symptoms is blisters in the general area of the hands, foot, and inside the mouth. Jane has been miserable for a couple of days, but I attributed it to teething, because she's getting her first two teeth in. However, daycare called yesterday to let me know they think she has this virus, which is making its way through the daycare. It certainly made sense, since she's been throwing up and refusing the bottle and completely miserable, and I had noticed some spots on her stomach, which are now all over her legs and arms, and indeed inside her mouth, as confirmed by her doc yesterday. There isn't anything you can do for this - the doc suggested a cocktail of children's Tylenol, Mylanta and Benadryl to help soothe the throat and mouth - but after running around to three pharmacies, talking to two pharmacists and calling the doctor twice, it turns out they don't make children's Mylanta anymore. So we're giving her the other two things, just in case it helps. Poor little baby. I feel so bad! Although her spots are more numerous today, her mood seems fair (knock wood!). The doctor said she would be able to go back to daycare tomorrow, if she seems better. We shall see. In the meantime, you know how busy I am at work? Yeah, it's hard to get stuff done when you're stuck home. Ah well - priority one is that Jane is OK.

4 comments:

lgaumond said...

Oh poor Jane! And poor Mommy, too. My sister's boys both had that when they were little, it sucks.

Flann said...

Poor baby! I had that for my 9th birthday. It was the worst. Yuck.

Hope she's feeling better soon!

The Diva said...

Good grief! That doesn't sound like fun at all. Tell the little diva to feel better soon. On a positive note, think of how rocking her immune system will be in a year!

Oz said...

That sucks. There was just a sign up at our daycare that the babies may have been exposed to hand, foot, and mouth. I didn't even know what it was! I hope Jane feels better soon.