So . . . Sophie's sick. Thursday she had a fever and a canker sore on the tip of her tongue. Friday she had two more cankers, one on each side. Today we noticed she had weird blister-like bumps on the palms of her hands and on the bottoms of her feet.
I called our doctor's office and spoke with an advice nurse. When I told her Sophie's symptoms, which also included fatigue and lack of appetite, she thought it over and said,
"It sounds like she's got Hands, Feet, and Mouth Disease."
I thought, "Huh? Is that even real? I think she either made that up because she doesn't know what's wrong or she's telling me some extreme layman's terms for what it really is."
Yes, it's a real sickness caused by a virus. I'd never heard of it until now, and luckily it's not going to hurt her. The bumps don't bug her at all, it's just those canker sores that make it painful for her to eat. Every time a fork or a straw grazes her tongue in the wrong place, she cries full-on for 10 minutes. It's hard to watch. To keep her hydrated, we've been feeding her smoothies (Snuck some of Ivy's butternut squash in there. SCORE!) and ice cold water. And ice cream.
To be continued . . .