The sleepless night was due to virus she is fighting.. On Thursday I noticed little bumps around her mouth and hands and Thursday night was the same. She didn't manage to go to sleep until
Midnight scratching and scratching and was just uncomfortable. I took her to the hospital yesterday morning fearing that they would say she had to be hospitalized. There is nothing I dread more than the inside of a hospital room and it has been more than a year since Alex has been hospitalized so I was sad about breaking our good run.
We got there and they put us in a special isolation room that has a special air filter that sucks the air out of the room so when the door is opened whatever germs Alex had wouldn't flood out onto the floor (keep in mind this floor is peds oncology so they all have compromised immune systems). When the dr and nurses came in they were suited up from head to toe an wearing masks. Turns out she has Hand, Foot and mouth disease. It is highly contagious and uncomfortable.
You normally get it from
Playing in dirt and Alex Does not play in the dirt - she isn't even allowed to play in sand boxes so they think she might have contracted it at the hospital.
So sad we go to all types of measures trying to keep our environment clean but we can't control what goes on outside. In any case here we are fighting this nasty virus over Labor Day. Her little face looks aweful with all those blisters so sad to see and even worst is that we were due to go visit some friends at their beach house. They have a little giirl Alex's age, whom Alex loves and calls her best friend so she was sad not to go see her as was Michael - asking when we were heading out to the beach.
Hoping this goes away soon!