Monday, September 16, 2013

Sidekick's Diagnosis...

Sidekick woke up this morning with more of these lovely blisters on his legs, hands, and face, so I took him to the doctor.  He has a new strain of Hand Foot and Mouth AND a double ear infection (he just had that at the end of July).  The kid continues to show no signs of an ear infection every time he gets one, so I am always so caught off guard when I learn he has one. He also has the blisters down this throat, so that would explain why he hasn't been eating very much.  His pediatrician can't believe what a trooper he is.  We dropped off his prescription, went to the grocery store to load up on yogurt and applesauce in hopes he can swallow that, came home, gave him his antibiotic and applesauce, and put him down for his nap.  He looks miserable. Have you seen Hand Foot and Mouth?  It's pretty nasty!  (I'll spare you the picture of his gruesome legs!)

I now know what he'll look like when he is going through puberty.  Poor little guy!

And so begins the drama yet again of a working single momma!  Sidekick will be out of school until at least Thursday.  I actually have a training tomorrow (I'm co-running) that can't be changed.  Actually, I'm helping my partner because it's in her territory.  So... either my partner's pregnant daughter will watch Sidekick (if OB says it's okay) or my partner will watch Sidekick while I do the training alone because I know the product better than her.  All of this stress for something that I'm not even responsible for because it's someone else's territory.  But, we've always been a team and she's a good friend, so of course I'll do what I can to help her. 

All I need is someone to call to tell me they want to show my condo with very little notice.  That would just complete my day/week!  It's going to be a really long week with my sick little Sidekick. 


  1. Oh no!! I'm sorry to hear this. I hope he feels better quickly.

  2. Oh, poor little guy--I'm sorry to see him this way. I'm glad he's not in too much distress though. And speaking of stress--when it rains, it pours. Hope everything worked out with the training and condo showing. You deserve a long weekend!

  3. Poor Sidekick! Ouch! I've heard that a strong strain is going around this year, and it looks like he has a pretty bad case. Hope he is back to himself soon.

  4. Oh, poor boy! I'm sure he's better by now, but he just looks like he has to be miserable in that picture! I hope your week went better than expected.