Tuesday, May 15, 2007
posted by PabloPabla at 11:05 am

Yesterday morning, the baby sitter called to inform that our elder daughter is having suspicious looking blisters on her hands and parts of her legs. We were advised to take her to the doctor which we did. The doctor took one look and confirmed it is the hand, foot and mouth disease, albeit still mild.

Upon further examination, it appears that she also has some ulcers inside her mouth. She did not have any fever and was still her normal self (thankfully!) and will be put on medication (that one bottle of medication - some kind of acid - only costs less than RM5!!) and allowed to get well on her own. It is a viral infection anyway, caused by the Coxsackie virus. So, no need for antibiotics. Just need to drink lots of fluids. Actually, this is her second bout with this virus, the 1st time being 2 years ago. Then, it was also mild and there were no blisters but only the presence of ulcers.

Now, she is placed in grandpa and grandma's care to keep her away from the kids at the child care. I am sure she will have a good time with them after being in child care for a week. Hopefully, her younger sister is strong enough to keep the bugs at bay. We will just have to monitor for signs.



At 11:34 am, Anonymous ParisB

Oh dear! I hope she gets well soon and that your younger one didn't get it too.


At 12:35 pm, Blogger mumsgather

Ditto Paris. What I wanted to say exactly.


At 12:55 pm, Blogger pablopabla

paris and mumsgather : Thanks. I think she should do just fine. As long as she eats and drinks, that's okay.


At 1:32 pm, Anonymous Giddy Tiger

Oh dear oh dear... thankfully though she does not need antibiotics. Our thoughts and prayers are with her. Get well soon!
HFMD is really prevalent these days isn't it?


At 2:17 pm, Blogger babe_kl

oh dear poor gurl. she got infected from the child care centre? lucky she can still eat and drink like normal otherwise have to put drips :( pls take good care of her yeah


At 10:59 am, Anonymous Adino

Dear God, I pray that Pablo's girl will get thru this quickly and with the least discomfort. We continue to believe that You can heal us of our diseases. Protect Pablo's younger daughter from being sick too. Lord I also commit Pablo and wife to You, that they will find strength in You during this stressful time. In Jesus Name, Amen.


At 11:22 am, Blogger pablopabla

Giddy Tiger : Yeah, HFMD is quite common nowadays. We suspect she might have got it from Sunday School. LOL!

babe_kl : Unlikely to have got it from child care as she only joined child care last Monday. She's eating and drinking and playing like normal. At least the medication is helping and her immune system is doing okay. Must be mother's milk power!

adino : Sweet indeed is the power of a saint's prayer. Thanks for your prayer. It is the best gift for all of us :)


At 2:38 pm, Anonymous Gallivanter

Hope she gets better soon...


At 11:40 pm, Anonymous ParisB

Hoping alls well on the home front and whenever you feel like it you've been tagged.


At 2:40 pm, Anonymous Hijackqueen

Glad that everyone has recovered. In fact, my son was suspected with HFMD when he complained to the teacher that he has some ulcer. Such a relieved when the ulcer went away in the evening. Probably it was caused from the heat.