Monday, April 30, 2012

Home Sick

Well what a better time to write a post than while snuggling a sick kiddo? Stella picked up a wicked case of hand, foot and mouth virus last weekend while out and about, we've narrowed it down to 2 possible locations, an indoor play place here in Boise that we were at for the Great Cloth Diaper Change, or the fountain downtown at the market that Stella spent two hours with some friends playing in... I guess it's going around Boise like wildfire, it just sucks because we wouldn't normally have gone to a place like that except for the event, and even worse is Brent really wanted to take Stella hiking that day instead, so we couldn't have avoided this entire thing had I not pushed him to go :( I feel so bad! Stell is miserable, rash all over her butt and legs, white pussy bumps on her throat, bumps on her hands and one arm, she had a nasty fever of 102 for almost 2 days... its been fun. The other awesome part? Its SUPER contagious.... So we don't get to go anywhere for at least 10 days, then it can stay in her body and expose others through poop for 2 months after! So every batch of diapers is getting double washed in hot water, then a bleach cycle afterwards to disinfect the washer.... this is going to be awesome trying to keep it from coming back. We've been disinfecting everything... all her toys, clothes, bedding, all our clothes and bedding, the furniture..... everything, and we will continue to do so throughout the week. So for now, we play inside, watching movies throughout the day, trying to get her to eat (which isn't as easy as it should be with a sore throat) and drink, and allowing her to be naked as much as she can be. I'm hoping the sun comes back out so we can play outside this week, but it's chilly today, so we stay inside. If any of you have dealt with this before, i'd love any feedback you have! or home remedies to make this clear up faster?!? I've been a googling fool, but there really isn't anymore to it than letting it run it's course for 7-10 days and keeping her comfortable and happy... great. Since we probably wont have any fun things happening this week, here is a little of what we did last week, before she was sick with a super-contagious-not-so-fun disease.....

Some naked firetruck riding

something was up one night and they were flushing the hydrants, the water was shooting out at an insane rate, and flooded the street and neighbors yard.

the rooster tail from on top of the hill at lucky peak, a closer shot is below...

Abby and brent playing while Stell finished her nap

happy kiddos playing in the mud

I <3 this photo

Her first weekend of real swimming in 4 months!! She was SO happy! 

Love this picture, Stella's mouth covered with mud, and daddy smiling proud :) 

she was loving the water, even though it was freezing!

These trucks were hilarious! We watched them get stuck, the red truck was super cocky and tried to just drive through the river.... and sunk... then sunk some more.... we saw them leave about 2 hours later, covered in mud haha. you can see the tailgate is actually in the mud here... not good. 

Hiking up above lucky peak, Stell's rockin her new kelty pack.
This is the rooster tail created by the blowout up at Lucky Peak Dam, it was pretty impressive! This spout is probably 50 ft tall... maybe more? We were on the highway next to it, but they actually have a road tour that you can get up close for pictures, the line was super long and we didn't feel like waiting. 

Sickie yesterday enjoying her yogurt pop, she loves these things! 

1 comment:

Rachel said...

Oh poor baby!! Poor all of you! Sounds miserable. :(


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