There are certain things that you think about being a first time mom that usually don’t end up in your favor.
– My kid will never act that way in public.
– Breastfeeding with save me money.
– My kid wont watch TV til they are 2.
– I will have lots of patience since I was a kindergarten teacher.
– I can easily keep up with household chores now that I am a stay at home mom!
All of these have been proven wrong for me. Another that I had on that list that was just proven untrue was “I have a superhuman immune system after teaching 5 year olds. I doubt I will get sick.”
This week my daughter got Hand Foot and Mouth Disease. It is AWFUL. She is not herself. She cries a horrible cry when she eats. She hates everything. She is miserable.
I was pretty sure it was HFM because she had the exact symptoms in every article that I read. It infuriates me that parents take their kiddos out with a sickness such as this. It is an obvious sickness and extremely contagious. Ugh it makes me so angry! I think she got it at swim class or the library for music time.
|A little brutal? Sorry!|
Like I said, she was miserable. Of course she wanted lots of cuddles and kisses and I more than willingly gave them to her. Unfortunately that meant that I got it as well. I honestly thought I wouldn’t get it because the articles said that most adults can get away without contracting it. I also read that if they do catch it, it can be brutal on adults. Oh my, is that ever true.
I spent most of Tuesday snuggling with Lacey because she still wasn’t up to par.
That night was an awful night. Lacey was up most of it in pain from HFM. When I wasn’t checking on her I was fighting our dog Bruiser because he is the biggest bed hog ever and refuses to move when he gets comfy. Moving an 80 lb dog when he gives you dead weight isn’t easy. Wednesday morning I woke up with such a sore back and I felt like a zombie. I thought it was the lack of sleep and sleeping awkwardly around Bruiser. It quickly got worse as the day went on and I started getting terrible chills. It was 80 freaking degrees in this house and I was FREEZING.
Of course that ended up being Lacey’s worst day yet. She was clinging to me sobbing while she tried to eat or drink. It absolutely killed me.
Yesterday I took her to the doctor. Even though I read that it has to run it’s course, the crying and not eating worried me. Everything at the doctor was verified for HFM. Her pediatrician even examined me lol. Now I have to go get a strep test as well but literally every doctor is booked. I have to go sit at an urgent care after dinner and deal with waiting for hours to get this done.
You guys have no idea how bad this is.
I literally get tears in my eyes and choke back the feeling of wanting to sob when I try to swallow food today. It is BRUTALLY painful. I am so, so hungry but at the same time the pain isn’t even worth it. THAT’S how unbelievably painful it is. I am basically hopped up on pain killers to try and function.
My six tiny bumps that were on my hands turned into raging blisters all over my hand over night and now cover both my hands and feet. They are so itchy and painful that they woke me up at 3 AM last night. I got up and slathered lavender essential oil for some sort of relief.
|I am not exaggerating… These pictures look so much better than what my hands look like in person.|
I wouldn’t wish this on my worst enemy.
It is one of those awful things that you just have to wait out. So I am taking my pain killers, every essential oil that is supposed to help, and last night I even swallowed a spoon full of honey and garlic. ICK. I am trying anything to make this go away faster.
Any of you with kids ever had this? Any tips, advice, encouragement??? I feel like I am drowning today! We have been basically quarantined all week and I am going a little crazy. I also may have cried all afternoon and even scared my dog because of it. Oops! Now I am off to sterilize my keyboard. ::insert eye-roll emoji here::