Ok, so Ms. Eloise had a fever all day yesterday, lethargic and no appetite. I was able to get the fever down to 101 but it spiked up to 105 at around 7pm. Took her in today and they said she has Hand,Foot, Mouth Disease. She has a few sores in the back of her mouth but none on her hands or feet and no rash (yet). Her temp has gone down to 100 which is a plus but boy is she in pain. the good thing is she is acting more like herself today but still does not want to eat (just frozen gogurt and pedia pops).
Has anyone else had to go through this? Wondering what else to expect....
The CDC website said 1-2 days sores and rash but not everyone will get all symptoms.
Oh and she is NOT in preschool/daycare and we go to the playground in our community but she does go to the kids Klub at the LA fitness with my husband (Crossroads location).
The worst of it will be over in 2-3 days. It is a very common and contagious disease and there is a big outbreak in the area right now (I know 4 other babies that have had it in the past two weeks). As long as the sores are in her mouth, she's going to have a hard time eating, so just plan to stick with the cool, soft foods like yogurt, jello, etc. Pedialyte can help keep her hydrated. Quite possible that she picked it up at the gym (another friend's child did).
Anyway, there is a lot of varying info about how long they are actually contagious, but assume it will be in the range of seven days before you can safely have her around other children. The fever will go away in a day or two at most. Fortunately, aside from the painful sores in her mouth, the rest of the sores/rash shouldn't itch or be painful. She may continue to develop new stops over the course of a few days. She also may never get them on her hands and feet, but you may see a lot in her diaper area (it's the 4th major zone to get them after HFM) and possibly other parts of her body too.
I hope she feels better in the morning.
we had this ugh!! Im so sorry you are going through it. my daughters rashes got progressively worse and peaked at about 3 days after the fever broke. Totally gone in a bout a week Its going around in orange County.
Ellie's all better today! It was like a complete 180 compared to the last few days. She never got the blisters/rash on her hands/feet, just the sores in her mouth. This was definitely an awful experience for both parent and child but what can you do, can't really put your kid in a bubble. :)
We just got over it - along with five of our little friends. My daughter had the rash all over her body (literally, head to toe, back to belly) but no big concentrated spots, and thankfully, nothing too bad in her mouth. She didn't have too much trouble eating (and we are still nursing, which helps dial down my worry about calories and hydration) but she was feverish and had about 48 hours of nightmarish sleep. But after that, pretty smooth sailing. All of the babies have been different - some had rashes for over a week, a couple had really bad mouth sores. We still don't know how the first baby to break out picked it up. Must just be the season.