Friday, December 16, 2011

HFMD- warning: graphic images

HFMD... also known as Hand Foot and Mouth Disease. It's as gross as it sounds, and prior to now I thought it was something only animals got. However children do indeed get it, often from sharing toys with snot and slobber on it-- but apparently adults can get it too. I'm so embarrassed I caught a baby disease! I originally thought it was from the mass amount of little delicious clementines I was eating. WRONG.
 For the last week Drew and I have been eating pudding, yogurt and popsicles (Drew usually eating in the bath). We've been trying not to disturb all the blisters that have formed in our mouths. Drew has little blisters also on his hands and feet.
 I never had HFMD as a child, so as an adult I am more susceptible-- and now that I think about it, I never had chickenpox either! I think it has been nice to have had this sickness at the same time as Drew because as I eat something terribly painful I know not to give it to him. Hopefully this explains his horrible sleeping habits lately.

13 comments:

Casey said...

Oh, poor baby! So sorry you guys have to endure that. I hope it's a quick recovery. That does NOT look like fun.

Nat said...

ugh, that went around the branch last fall as well. he'll be better soon. at the nice thing is it's like chicken pox where he'll be less likely to have it again. good luck!

Erin said...

Oh, I'm so sorry! My sister had it when she was like 4, and it was heartbreaking. I remember we went to a family party at my grandma's house, and she just stood there and looked longingly at all the food, knowing she couldn't eat any of it. I hope you guys get better soon!

Blake and Kim said...

Oh no! I'm so sorry, that totally sucks. I hope you guys recover quickly :(

Lana Dawn said...

that looks brutal... i hope you guys are feeling better soon. it's got to be a good way to loose weight though - JUST KIDDING! love you!

Amanda and Chase England said...

Poor both of you! Sick moms don't get time off, either, which is so so sad. I hope you feel better soon:)

Matt and Blair said...

Don't be embarrassed; my brother-in-law got it as an adult too. I hope you two are feeling better soon, and I hope Drew's sleeping gets back to normal.

Courtney said...

I am sickened by you getting a baby disease. Never talk to me again. You got croup too?

KandyJill said...

Oooh my gosh Sara! That looks horrible! So sad for you guys! Hopefuly Spence doesn't get it!!

Grace said...

How sad! That looks really painful. Hope you guys start feeling better soon!

A&K said...

Oh no! You poor babies. That makes me so nervous! Get better soon!!

Paige said...

yuck! haha kate had that but nothing like what you guys have. feel better soon lover!

Lindsey Hicks said...

How did I miss this post? What a bummer of a holiday break! Can't wait to see you guys again - it is pretty lonely in the court of Winston.