The South

Where tea is sweet and accents are sweeter; summer starts in April; front porches are wide and words are long; macaroni and cheese is a vegetable; pecan pie is a staple; Y’all is the only proper pronoun; chicken is fried and biscuits come with gravy; everything is darling and someone is always getting their heart blessed. -unknown

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Who knows..

Since it has been 4 days now since Brooks has developed this rash, I can say that I do not believe that it is Hand Foot and Mouth Disease. I still don't know what it is but I just believe it is some type of viral rash. Instead of calling it a rash, you could say it is a skin discoloration because you can't even feel it. He has felt fine this whole time, so I guess we will move on from this.

Reese has a cold. I am actually thankful though, he hasn't been sick since the first week of May, so this has been a long stretch of "wellness" for him. He takes after me so much in that at night he is ok until he lays down, and then he starts coughing. If you sit him up he stops, and even falls back to sleep, but when he lays back down it starts all over again. I had thought about getting in the recliner and just letting him sleep on me, but I can't sleep like that. I have to have my bed, with my pillow, with the covers fixed just right, etc. to be able to sleep. We will see what tonight brings.

I got a lot of great school uniforms for Brooks at the consignment sale last week. I think he is pretty much ready to start school now. I am going to go back on the half price days and see if there is anything else that he could use. I am so thankful to the ladies for doing this. It sure saves a lot of money!

I am working from home today, with both boys here, so I may have pulled my hair out by the end of the day. Here's to hoping I am not bald tonight!

4 comments:

Erika said...

I have heard from several sources that if you put Vicks Vapor rub on their feet and cover them with socks that it takes away the night coughs. May be worth a shot.

Leah said...

Hope they both feel better soon! And I agree about the consignment sale!!

Three plus Me said...

Hope Brooks gets better soon! And Reese too! Glad you got great deals on school uniforms. Do you know who his teacher is yet?

tamara said...

Madalyn had Hand, Foot and Mouth and ended up with sores all inside her mouth. I want to say she had fever, too. It doesn't really sound like he's got it to me either. Good luck... hope everyone can get some rest soon!