I'm choosing to laugh at this point. At least for now.
It's been a long first week home. Jet lag, sleeping (if you can call it sleep) on the couch, a sick 20-month old and a sick 23-month old, and a sick momma. Makes for a nice combination. NOT. At least dadda is still healthy.
The good news -- Cassie is feeling much better. The blisters in her throat are all gone -- we know this by her wanting to drink orange juice and being back to her happy little self -- well, most of the time. She still has a cold and a cough but right now that's a piece of cake. What Cassie had was - Herpangina - a form of the Coxsackievirus.
Chloe isn't so good. She was up screaming most of the night. She was miserable. So back to the doctor we went. Chloe has caught the Coxsackievirus from Cassie - yes, it was just a matter of time. But in Chloe it's worse and is in the form of hand, foot, and mouth disease -- the same virus as Herpangina, just a different form of it. Chloe has blisters in her mouth and throat and a red dotted rash on her legs, arms, and face. At first the doc thought it was chicken pox. Thank goodness it's not -- I'm thinking chicken pox would be worse -- but maybe not. Chloe now has an ear infection, a cold with a nasty cough, is wheezing, all along with her hand, foot, and mouth disease. Between the Amoxicillin, Tylenol with codeine and Benadryl I'm hoping she'll be feeling better soon.
I know I owe people emails, phone calls, thank-you cards, and packages and I'm sorry I'm behind. I'm thinking I'm going to be behind for another week or two.
Meanwhile, I hope everyone has a sleep-filled healthy weekend. We'll be fine - eventually.
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