Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Did I mention?

I don't think I blogged about the hell that Michael and I have gone through this past week with both kids having Hand Foot and Mouth Disease. HFM is by far the worst thing I have dealt with since becoming a parent. They get blisters on the inside of their mouths, on their hands, on their feet, and sometimes around their nether regions. It is incredibly painful. They can't eat (like my kids can afford to not eat for long periods of time...........they already don't eat much). The doctor prescribed hydrocodone for the pain. Yeah, that was my thought too. That is some major pain medicine for a 2 and 4 year old. I was really nervous about giving it to them since I am allergic to codeine myself. I gave it to them a couple of times. Ari had me cracking up when she had it. She got the giggles and was just giggling at every single thing. I couldn't stop laughing myself. I felt like a bad mommy. LOL Anyway, they are finally feeling better. Today was the first day that they were both back at school. HFM can last from 7-10 days. Michael is happy they are back so he can get some sleep now. LOL Can't say that I blame him much.

One good thing did come out of this whole horrible sickness. We are now paci free!!! Yep, her mouth hurt too much to take her paci for several days and she just hasn't asked for it since. I'm not offering either. It's not how I would have wanted to become paci free, but at least it is done.

5 comments:

Sassy said...

Man when it rains it pours huh? Hope everyone gets back on the mend soon and you guys get some much needed rest.
Yay on no more paci!!

Newscoma said...

Oh man.
Thinking of you and Michael.
This is so horrible, but the paci is gone.
Woot!

chez b├ęziat said...

I love you. ;)

SoCal Sal said...

Jee-wiz! Glad to hear they are doing better. If it weren’t for bad luck you’d have no luck at all.

Angelica said...

I am glad they are doing well. The no paci is even better news. Yay!!!