Friday, July 15, 2016

Hand Foot Mouth

Sweet Bee started to get a rash the other day in her diaper area. I thought that it was just your regular old diaper rash and that it would go away in a couple of days after using some Destin cream. Luke mentioned that it could be hand foot mouth disease and that I should take her in to get checked out (Luke is such a good dad that way and his worrying sometimes is very helpful). I took her to the doctor the next day to get looked at. That morning I noticed that she was starting to get little sores around the heels of her feet, mouth and couple spots on her hands and a few other random places on her body like her arms and the backs of her thighs. When the doctor walked in she said that the sports on her arms wasn't what she was expecting-She was actually looking at her eczema and hadn't seen the actual rash yet. When she did, however, she confirmed what we thought-Hand foot Mouth.

I was so surprised that there was no treatment for it. I thought at the very least that they would prescribe some cream to put on her, but there was nothing. They told me to give her ibuprofen to help with the pain, Benadryl to help with the itching and to help her sleep at night and most importantly, to make sure they she is drinking and eating (I guess this is one of the biggest issues they have with children that get Hand Foot Mouth).

 We watched Bee carefully throughout the next few days and even though we were expecting it to get worse, it never did. We never had to give her any pain medicine or really treat her any different. She was her normal self with a little rash and we were so thankful for that. We were also thankful that no one else got it especially because we were with the Jensen kids all week.
Even though I wasn't to happy to pay a $30.00 co-pay to have to doctor tell me what we already suspected and then have no treatment for it, I am thankful for modern day medicine and those that study and work hard to help us when we are sick.

In the end, I am thankful that this passed quickly and that it wasn't bad at all (I have heard some horror stories) and that Briony and Milo and Oliver don't have any serious health issues that cant be treated with a little medicine and some good rest.