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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Hoof and Mouth?

Last Wednesday night Lucas spiked his first ever "worrisome" fever.  I'm sure at some point, all the kiddos have had the minor "teething" or "post-vaccine" fevers.  But his was at least 102 degrees.  He was not his usual playful self.  All he wanted to do was curl up on my lap.  And of course this all happened the one night Kurt is off at a Braves game. 

Fast-forward to the next morning and there are 3 fevers.  So we call the doc because of a suspected ear infection outbreak and he asks us to bring them in.  After examination, the doc diagnosed our tribe with the coxsackie virus otherwise known as hand-foot-mouth disease.  This is apparently a common virus among little ones although I had never heard of it.  He says they have little white sores in their mouths and throats.  Luckily, it's rare for adults with normal immune systems to suffer from the virus so we at least knew we'd be healthy enough to care for the kiddos.  But for the life of me, I cannot quit calling it Hoof and Mouth Disease.  So now there are some people out there thinking I'm a mother to a herd of cattle instead of my heard of toddlers.  lol. 

The rest of Thursday, Friday, and the weekend went as could be expected.  Lots of acetaminophen and Pedialyte was consumed as we nursed the tribe back to health.  But we didn't let it dampen our weekend.  One of the triplets' honorary aunties (Janna) came down and stayed with us for a few days.  She even introduced us to some health food- yikes!  Saturday we took the kiddos to the pool and Sunday we had most of the family over for a Father's Day luncheon.  It's hard to believe that 2 years ago on Father's Day we had just gotten a positive pregnancy test.  We knew we were expecting but who could have imagined the news we would get a few weeks later?!?!
Luke & Sarah getting their feet wet
Sarah testing out the new float

Jake is not sure he likes the pool

1 comment:

  1. Wow, I never heard of that either. Was it white soars like canker soars? or maybe like thrush? ugh I feel for you dealing with 3 1 year olds with fevers. Just 2 wares me out.

    The Pictures are awesome, they have lost the baby look to them... so sweet!