March 30, 2012

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How big? So big!

Ashlin doesn’t seem to be able to catch a break.  Guess what?  That rash she had when we picked her up yesterday from day care?  You guess it!  Coxsackie Virus.  Yay.  Fun.

What a wonderful birthday present.

It did look a bit suspicious last night, but we thought, hoped more like, that it could be due to all the snot and drool she’s had thanks to the teeth she sprouting.  Nope!  Today, over the course of the morning, a rash appeared on her hands and feet, and legs.  Oh, and diaper area.  She got fussy and only wanted to be snuggled.  I was hoping it wasn’t Hand Foot and Mouth Disease, but made an appointment with the doctor anyway.

Doctor confirmed that it was indeed Coxsackie.  She has sores in her mouth.  We also need to keep an eye on the sores on her upper lip and around her nose, she said they looked like the start of Impetigo.  Great.

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Ouchie

The doctor also ended up prescribing an antibiotic cream for the diaper rash. The very angry looking diaper rash. It wasn’t there last night, but had gotten worse this morning. One good thing, it is the same antibiotic cream she would need if she does have Impetigo.

We need to make sure she drinks, and eats a bit.  She could get dehydrated thanks to the pain from the sores in her mouth.  Awesome.  We’ve been down that road with her, and it’s not a fun ride.  Hopefully this time will be better.

Teagan had HFMD when she was was about 14 months old.  She never got the mouth sores, thankfully, but did get the rash, fever and conjunctivitis.  Ashlin’s already has a worse case than her sister did.

To add insult to injury, she’s got an umbilical hernia.  Over the past few weeks her belly button started looking more and more like an outie than the cute innie she had. They’ll keep an eye on it, generally it resolves on it’s own before they turn three.  If it hasn’t, they’ll fix it up then.

Poor kid.  What a sucky birthday day she’s had.

23 thoughts on “March 30, 2012

  1. Lori G* commented on your post.

    Lori wrote: “Awwwwww, poor little love! How long do they think it will take to clear with the meds?”

  2. Sonia Z* B* commented on your post.

    Sonia wrote: “Aww….hope she feels better soon. Could you give us a heads up, if Sunday is still on….I know Coxsackie is contagious :(“

  3. Wendy B* S* commented on your post.
    Wendy wrote: “Oh yeah, very contagious. I remember that running through the day care center every spring. Bummer is that they can catch it again and again. Poor Ashlin! Teagan is ok though?”

  4. Colleen D* G* commented on your post.

    Colleen wrote: “OMG poor poor girl and Mom and Dad.. and older sister.. sending healing.. it is one thing after another..”

  5. When Katie had that, they told me to make a mixture of Benadryl and Maalox and to put a medecine dropperful in her mouth. I guess the antacid coats the sores and the benadryl makes them sleepier and helps dry up the nose. Impetigo? Eek..very contagious for all of you!! The fun germs these kids get!!! Poor thing on her birthday. She really can’t catch a break, nor can you guys!

    • Yeah, our doc said the same thing, but to “paint” it in her mouth. She wasn’t too bad the first dose we did, but it was nice having people help hold her down. :o

      The doc only warned about possible Impetigo, if the rash around her nose got worse, and then it would need some antibiotic ointment. It’s looking SO MUCH better today. No new rash, and what she has is fading.

      This kid isn’t getting off easy her first year. It’s helping her become one tough cookie though!

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