I guess I should be thankful my boys are not nose-pickers. How on earth would they function with no fingernails??
Thursday, September 6, 2012
the gift that keeps on giving...
Remember that nasty Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease my boys had in July? Well I tell you what - it is the gift that just keeps on giving. First a fever. Then blisters. Then the blisters popped and scabbed over. Then parts of the skin on their hands and feet peeled off in big, thick chunks. And now - their fingernails and toenails are coming off. I kid you not. They are coming off. It starts at the base of the nail and just pulls away from the skin. We're hoping they won't lose them all - but at this point the majority are headed that way. I had a little chat with our doctor and she says this is one of the more severe symptoms of this disease. Apparently a really bad case went around this year and we just happened to get it -- in ALL its glory.