That will teach you to be happy!!

So yesterday I posted a picture of me happy, I was banging on about I felt happy blah blah blah…………………………..Let me paint you a picture of how this post is going to go. Tuesday I was getting LPV dressed and I found a few wee blistery red spots on his face and a few on his nappy area, I thought i might be the POX so I rang my midwife and discussed it with her, I was going to see a pregnant friend also so I needed to be sure. LPV has been vaccinated against Chicken pox so we both agreed it was unlikely to be that. We went about our day and no more spots. At bathtime I found a few more I wasn’t 100% convinced that it wasn’t the POX but they didn’t seem to be showing fast enough. When changing LPV Wednesday I noticed loads more on his ears, legs torso, nappy area and feet. I called expatdaddy who came home with the car and I took him to see the Dr.

Hand foot and mouth!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Bare in mind that last week he had a chest & ear infection and actually only finished his antibiotics for that on Tuesday. I couldn’t take it and burst into flood of tears in the Dr’s surgery……………. I know it’s just one of those things but I just keep thinking to myself what in god’s name am I doing wrong. Nobody elses child out here seems to get ill as frequent as LPV. I know Hand, foot & mouth is a common childhood virus but I felt dirty. LPV has loads of the blisters in his mouth and is really struggling to eat…………….now I feel like even more of a bitch as I was blaming the non eating on bad behaviour. I feel like every time I try to crawl my way up something comes along and kicks me down. Minor things I know but sometimes in my head they’re huge!! Needless to say my happy buzz ended quickly. The in laws are here and it’s so nice having them here.x

I promised to protect him from everything here, Today I feel like I failed!!

6 thoughts on “That will teach you to be happy!!

  1. Sarah says:

    You definitely have not failed at prtoecting him Tracy! Even superman can’t stop a virus! You have protected him from danger. That’s the key! Little ones will always get sick with random viral and bactirial infections. Nothing we can do but wait it out.

    I’m happy your in laws are here to keep you company and help with Liam. Give me a call if you need anything. It said adults don’t really catch it so I’ll pop over straight away 🙂

    Hope you guys have a good weekend!

  2. motherventing says:

    Oh no! Poor baby! How yucky for him 😦 but don’t worry, kids are amazingly resilient and he’ll beat this yuckiness in no time, just you wait and see. No blaming yourself either, I know it may sound daft but in a way it’s GOOD he gets these illnesses, it builds up his immune system and makes sure his body is working properly to fight infection. You’re being the best mummy if you keep him warm, dry and fed, and entertained – and I’m sure you are 🙂

    Hang in there, doll x

  3. Mariposagirl says:

    awwwwwwww please don’t beat yourself up!
    my (now teenager) had that. They call it hoof and mouth (nice huh) and his pre-school made me feel like trash for it.

    like you I was on top of it, thinking the worse but the doc assured me it was common.

    and not a big deal.

    you can’t live your life in a bubble! and that picture made me tear up! big hugs to you!

  4. NotMyYearOff says:

    Don’t feel bad, You are a very good mum and unfortunately it sounds like everythings happening at once. Hope it clears quickly and e is back to enjoying food.

    P.s what’s your twitter name?

  5. stace8383 says:

    Ohh the poor little tyke! You haven’t done anything wrong and you haven’t failed; hand foot and mouth is just one of those things that kids get. He’ll be ok, and so will you. 🙂

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