I wrote this post on August 1st! Oh my. I am so behind. :)
That's right. If you've never heard of hand foot and mouth disease, we can now tell you first hand about it! It's a highly contagious viral disease common in children. They get sores in their mouth, hands and feet, in any combination. Jackson has it in his mouth, but not on his hands or feet. It is WAY bad in his mouth! His tongue is swollen and he wouldn't even open his mouth to talk or eat or drink all day yesterday. Finally we got him to start drinking root beer last night, so I am not so worried about dehydration.
The worst part is that Jackson played with a new friend on Wednesday. That morning he woke up kind of irratable, but not at all sick, no fever, just kind of whiny. So I let him go play, thinking he just needed to get out of the house. So now, he is WAY sick. Turns out he is ALLERGIC to the virus, so he has broken out in hives from head to toe.
Here they have gone out of their way to welcome and what do we give them back? Hives!
Ahh. It's never dull with kids!
Hopefully Jackson and his new buddy will be feeling better soon. Right now he's a pretty sad little boy. I'm ready to have my active, talkative little guy back!
Since we were home all day, Jackson got into the markers and drew all over himself, then came and told me that he was a tiger. More joys!