Oddly enough, this nasty little pathogen targets kids but is not actually a big deal according to pediatricians. While there is no vaccine or antibiotics, it's just an uncomfortable & unsightly illness. But make no mistake, it is highly contagious as long as there is a fever and/or bodily fluid from the blisters or anything else that makes contact with a non-infected kid. I guess this virus races through daycare centers and playgroups because it also incubates for a few days before you even know you took it home as a souvenir.
As of today there are little blisters on Sidney's hands, feet, bum and mouth. The bum and the mouth are the worst--of which there are no pictures. Poor little thing has a giant sore on the bottom of her tongue so eating has been tough. Behold the carnage:
Luckily I remembered we have a blender and that smoothies are pretty easy to make: just put some fruit, plain yogurt, banana, milk and ice in the blender---awesome. Sidney gives Hand Foot and Mouth Disease a big smack right in the face while sipping a smoothie no less.