Peanut caught the Coxsackie Virus last week when he was with his Dad and brought it home to his Mommy. His Dad had said Peanut didn’t have an appetite but would drink smoothies, and then after a good day, the next morning I knew something was wrong when he still had no appetite and seemed exhausted even after just waking up. He also had little bumps around his mouth, hands, legs, and a couple on his heel which were the identifiers of Coxsackie Virus which is super contagious, especially from a little boy thrilled to be with Mommy and giving lots of hugs and kisses after a day away.
Thursday the blisters were bright red and Peanut slept off and on all day, which never happens. I can rarely get this little guy to nap for me so I knew this was gonna be rough. I didn’t realize that this virus isn’t just one that children get so aside from great hygiene, I didn’t take any precautions for myself and caught the virus too and apparently it hits adults hard.
I have a follow-up appointment today to find out if there’s something more than just the virus in my system because on top of this I might have Strep. I really hope I don’t because Peanut is still home with me and I don’t want him to get sick again. His Dad decided since I had to take off work that he’d get some extra days at his work. I get it but I really don’t at the same time.
Being sick as a Mom is awful. Being sick as a Mom who just got their toddler back to full health from being sick is horrible. Being sick as a Mom when you’re the only one to take care of you both is the absolute worst.