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Friday, October 05, 2007

Rant: Herpes

I have been sick for the last 7 days, with whatever bug seems to be making its rounds everywhere I have friends - the one where a river of thick mucous runs down the back of your throat and keeps you coughing all night long.

The kids seemed to started getting it, too, but Wed. evening Sammy also got a pretty high fever. And then some time yesterday afternoon I noticed nasty blisters along both sides of his tongue. They looked just like the ones I had when (we were pretty sure) we had Hand Foot and Mouth disease back in July.

I took him to see our favorite pediatrician this morning, and apparently what he has is Herpetic stomatitis. The poor baby can't eat, can barely swallow, can't nurse (won't even try!), can't talk without it hurting. And he's drooling all over the place. On top of that I've had to force the medicine for it down his throat, with him kicking and screaming and pushing and slapping at me.

I feel rotten for him. And a little for me, for not being able to do anything for him. But mostly for him.


Anonymous said...

Oh, geez!! That sounds awful!

Poor little Sammy. I hope he feels better very soon.

Kerry said...

Oh no! I am so sorry to hear that everyone is getting less and less well (I don't want to say sicker...but goodness enough is enough)! Prayers for your family to get well and STAY well.

BTW...I hit a couple of garage sales yesterday and at one I found a pretty red velvet dress that screamed KATIE NEEDS ME!!!! And then at another I found a cute pair of denim short overalls with a shirt with Bob the Builder on a Zachary would love for Sammy to wear them (I'm thinking next summer?) and then pass them back to Zachary when he's in a 4T!

Mathochist said...

Thanks for the well wishes. He still has white all over his tongue, but is able to nurse and eat a little. But he still fights his meds, which is bad because he has to take it 3x/day.

Kerry, you are awesome! Bob the Builder is THE thing over here right now!