Monday, May 14, 2012

Ok...NEW Worst night of my life!!!!

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So ...The next day after Rory’s 11-3am slumber party she woke up and had a 101 degree fever.  I got her completely undressed and noticed she had very small bumps on her feet.  A while ago some of our friends came down with Hand, Foot and Mouth disease and I remember being so frightened that Rory would get it...but luckily with all the laundry and bathing she never did.  But I saw pictures of what Hand foot and mouth looked like.  As soon as I saw the little bumps on her feet- I knew she finally got it.  

Throughout the day the blisters grew....and multiplied.....they were all over her feet, toes, hands, fingers, butt, legs, face, tongue, and inside her mouth.   It was SO bad!

I remember reading up on hand foot and mouth disease when our friend had it, I learned that it was a virus and that there really isn’t anything you can do for it, but wait it out.  So I didn’t call the doctor right away.

She was so fussy during the day- it was completely obvious that she was uncomfortable and in pain.  She didn’t eat anything all day because the blisters in her mouth were hurting her.  By the end of the night she still had a fever and was itching her feet uncontrollably!  It was so hard for me to watch her and not be able to do anything.  Jon had to make a late night run to the store to buy some cortisone cream, Tylenol, and freeze pops.  

We thought she would sleep and be exhausted from all the fussing from the day...but we were wrong.  

She was up until 3 am.  She was screaming, and kept saying “Mama” and “No.”  I tried everything to get her to sleep, everything, but she wouldn't go to sleep.  Finally around 2am, I was fussy and needed my sleep.  I told Jon I was taking her for a car ride.  He decided to come with us because he knew how tired I was and didn’t want us falling asleep at teh wheel.  

She went down about 3 and we made the switch from the car seat to her crib.  We got a good hour of sleep in until she was up at 4.  At 4am I just brought her into my bed and let her lay on top of me.  

It was the worst night EVER...I thought the previous night was bad, but there is nothing worse than hearing your baby cry, knowing she is in pain, and knowing there is nothing you can do for her.  

She is doing so much better now, my poor bug still has blisters on her, but she doesn't seem to be in any pain and my normal wild Rory is back!

I will post more tomorrow about how she is doing...and my most wonderful mothers day weekend ;)


  1. Oh, that's terrible! I heard about someone else's toddler having this as well. I'd never heard of it till then, but I'm so sorry all three of you had to go through it.

  2. oh my goodness. I feel your pain. Reese just had it but it didn't seem to bother her as far as itching or pain. And her's didn't break out till a few days after her low grade fever. Grace ended up with a few light marks on her feet and arms but you could barely notice. As far as I know Reese never got any in her mouth either. Did you take her to the Dr. to confirm it is Hand/Foot/Mouth? Reese's didn't blister like the pics of Rory's hands but i know the virus can present itself different in each child. Praying she feels better soon and for you! I heard it's going around and it really is!

  3. Hava! Oh No!! I am so sorry :( I am praying for you and your sweet little munchkin! I heard from someone that works with my husband that it's been going around. So so sorry, sweet Rory got it.



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