This last Wednesday, Addison went to the doctor for her 2 year checkup. I was curious as to what her new pediatrician would say about Addi's weight, since we have had issues with that in the past. I was pleasantly surprised when he said that everything looked good. He said that she needs to drink more milk (I laughed to myself because at her 18 month checkup her old pediatrician said she needed to cut back on the milk.) and less juice. Addison won't drink milk since she was forced to give up the bottle, so that wasn't much of a surprise to me. He also said that she needed to go back on the Pediasure for the nutritional value. Other than that, he said she is looking great, but that she will need to go back in for a weight check in 3 months.
Weight: 22 lbs. 10 oz. = 6th percentile
Length: 34 in. = 66th percentile
Addison started coming down with a fever Thursday afternoon. I thought that is was related to the immunization shot she received the day before. However, the day after that, she started getting really cranky and complaining about her mouth and teeth, which I also attributed to her two year molars. It wasn't until later in the day that I noticed little red blisters in Addison's mouth. Randy and I took Addison over to the InstaCare to get her checked out. Turns out that our little Princess has Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (click here). Not to be confused with Hoof and Mouth Disease (click here), which is found in cattle. Hand, Foot & Mouth Disease is a contagious virus that causes blisters on the...you guessed it...hands, feet and mouth! Children ages 6 months to 4 years are the most susceptible to this disease because their immune systems are weaker than most adults. Right now, Addison refuses to eat. Not because she doesn't want to eat, but because she can't eat. Everything that she puts in her mouth hurts her little blisters. Poor little girl has just cried and cried for two days straight. We haven't been around anyone with this virus, but I'm pretty sure that she got it from the doctor's office. Addison ALWAYS (well, 97% of the time) gets sick AFTER she's been to the doctor. Randy and I joke that if anyone has something, she will catch it!