Friday, August 08, 2008

Eldest - Updated

Not strep! Our pediatrician did the rapid strep test just to confirm, but he already had surmised what it probably was.

It's this. The ole dreaded hand/foot/mouth disease. His temp is still 103 (when the Motrin wears off, that is) and he's got a sore on the corner of his lip and a mouth full of cankers.

I CAN'T WAIT until the other 2 get it. Fun times ahead, I'm sure.

Send liquor.

Lots.

16 comments:

MrsWaltz said...

I'm a busy woman; I'm going to need more specific instructions. What KIND of liquor? Send it to where? Sheesh.

Whirlwind said...

Uggh, I HATE H,F,& M. Hopefully it's a mild case and he gets well quick (and the other don't catch it)!

fairytalesandmargaritas said...

Yuck! I'd rather strep. Hopefully you all get it done and over with quickly.

pjmomof3boys said...

Oh, snap! We've been there. You're right--good times ahead. I've got Margaritas in the fridge. If I FedEx them, you should get them tomorrow morning...

Good luck!

SuburbanCorrespondent said...

That's not fun. Good luck. I think I'd rather deal with vomit. It doesn't last as long.

Mommie Mayhem said...

Okie Dokie .... whats your fav. Hope he gets better fast !!

Major Bedhead said...

I keep hearing about kids catching this and it's freaking me out. Mine have never had it (knock wood, turn around three times, go outside and spit).

Hope he's better soon.

Manic Mommy said...

Because it is a certainty that the other two will have it.

1. Go to Target.
2. Buy Motrin, popsicles and VIDEOS
3. Go to Liquor Store
4. You know what to do.

Good luck!

A Buns Life said...

Oh crap. Olivia had that once and it sucks. I'm sorry. I'll make up a quadruple batch of my pomegranate martinis. Shaken or stirred?

Tony and Michelle said...

Oh I hate this! My son has had it a few times. Did they tell you about the "cocktail" to give him? It consists of equal parts motrin, benadryl, and mylanta (or is it maalox? i can't remember)...anyway it worked wonders for him!

Amanda said...

Aw! Hope the wee ones feel better soon!

amanda said...

awww friend.

this lovely thing is going around our neck of the woods too. knock on wood it hasn't hit us, but it's close enough.

sending well wishes and alcohol dreams :)

In (Not So) Perfect Balance said...

Oh crap. MB

Steph said...

Yuck! Ciara had this once when she was 2 I think. It sucked. Sorry! I'll have an extra drink for ya tonight!!!

Hope he's feeling better soon.

Maureen said...

My son had it last summer... during a heat wave... on vacation...while I was experiencing morning sickness.

I hope it passes quickly and that the other two are spared.

Missives From Suburbia said...

The motrin/benadryl/maalox cocktail is a GODSEND!! Basically, just dose them with the regular amount of Motrin, then mix 50% liquid Benadryl with 50% Maalox. After that, things get a little fuzzy for me, because I can't remember how much they're supposed to get, but call your ped's nurse and ask. Then drink yourself into oblivion. It really is the only way to survive HFM.

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