Carter has just finished suffering from a case of Hand Foot Mouth and let me tell you it was FUN! AHHHH!! It all started on Friday when we went to the Science Center and he was screaming over every little thing. This was not like him at all and it was very frustrating especially in public. Then on Saturday he cried, whined, screamed, arched his back, etc all day long. I thought I was going to go crazy. He wasn't sick, he had a slight fever (never higher than 99s), but even that was questionable. I thought my boy was hitting terrible twos early. He wouldn't even let Matt look at him for most of the day much less touch him. Then on Sunday morning, I went to get him out of his crib and low and behold:
He had a rash everywhere. It was the worst on his face. This picture was still early on Sunday and it just got progressively worse throughout the day. He was covered with big oozing ulcers. Luckily I already had a wellness visit scheduled for Monday morning. Right off the bat the doctor diagnosed Carter with Hand Foot Mouth. He also said Carter's sores were so big and nasty that it was one of the worst cases he has seen. Carter had ulcers all throughout his mouth and in his throat. Poor guy didn't want to eat anything for days. He drank enough to get by. I felt horrible for him. But now we are on the mends. Yesterday was our first day back into society and it felt good. His spirits are back but we still have our moments. But here is a question for you all: Carter is still not going to Matt very well, he won't kiss him or let Matt hold him and will even run away from him. Do we just ride it out or is there something we can do? Matt is always a great dad and very kind and loving to Carter. He isn't around a ton, but enough that Carter knows his Dad. What can we do?!?