So, I'm thinking about this foot, hand, mouth thingy and I realize that Grace was sick on Sept. 22 (it was a week before her birthday, that's how I remember ...... don't go thinking I write this stuff down or anything ). For about 2 days running a high fever and laying around (then a low-grade temp for a couple more days..but she was really active). Now, my mom says she saw what she said were pustules (you know, like strep throat or tonsilitis). I never saw any sores in her mouth and the girl was drinking orange juice and limeade. I would think if she had blisters or sores, that would've hurt.
Anyway, this was a few days after her dance class where there was an obviously not-feeling-so-well girl. She stood on the dance floor holding her arms crossed and shivering so bad her teeth were chattering. I seriously considered taking Gracie and leaving, but I pay for the lessons, too and it wasn't my kid (or... ummm... we wouldn't have been to class that day, d'uh). Not to mention Grace was actually watching and listening to her teacher, Miss Ashley. That's probably the 3rd time she's actually danced (and not scooting around on all fours barking at her mates). I did tell Grace not to get close to her or her sister (in the same class), yeah, like that was going to work.
A week later, Grace got sick (and we didn't go to class... lol). So, considering it was two weeks after Grace was sick, I am not so sure she didn't have H,F,M. I never saw sores on her feet or her hands, either though. It sounds like the sores are pretty obvious, but it doesn't say the incubation period. I hope she didn't spread it if she did have it.....it's pretty contagious, but Grace is used to washing her hands after potty-ing and always before eating. Then again, I'm not at preschool with her, so I don't know if that's real enforced there..... but I'm thinking her teacher, Mrs. Ball, and I are going to have to have a chat soon.
Til next time....