Sunday, August 9, 2009

2 Year Checkup & Hoof and Mouth???

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! 

10 comments:

sherman and juliette said...

Katelyn did the same thing, would not drink milk after we took the bottle away. Getting milk in my child has been a struggle ever since. I have been giving her "pink milk" or chocolate milk as a way to re-introduce milk into her diet, it has worked. I have also cut way back on juice since she is getting enough sugar with the milk. Also her dad drinks the pink milk with her, that helps too. she will do anything her dad does! just an idea, good luck!

Beth said...

Poor little thing! It broke my heart when she was crying and saying "my mouth, my mouth, my mouth"! I love this little girl so much!

Brian and chelsea said...

Same story with Brianna - no milk since the bottle was taken away! It's so frustrating - I know how ya feel. Why won't these stinkers just drink what we tell them to?!?!
And I'm glad you wrote about the HFM Disease. The gym I go to here won't allow children to go barefoot. It's annoying because Brianna hates wearing shoes. But they do it to prevent exactly what you're talking about.
If you find a way to get Addi drinking milk - lemme know!!

Jenni Elyse said...

Poor little girl gets sick more often than anyone I know! I hope she gets better soon. Poor, Addi!

Nick and Jen said...

I hope she gets better soon! That's no fun!

Pieces of Us said...

k...beckam was seriously 22lbs at like 6 months. haha your tiny little girl.

i hope she gets better soon!!

Deon said...

It's crazy how similar your stories are to mine! Ashley WOULD NOT drink milk out of a cup once we got her off of the bottle. I swear she lived on apple juice for at least a year. And the HF&M disease is a terror! Sean came down with it when he was about two years old while we were visiting my mom. I'm pretty sure he picked it up at the man-made beach we went to in Illinois just days before our trip. Talk about a painful mouth and throat! My heart goes out to Addison. And you. And Randy. YIKES!

Ashley said...

Poor Addison. That is definitely NO FUN. I hope she gets better very soon. Were you the Jenifer saying that you might go to Froyo this weekend on Jenni's blog? If it was, we should meet up and go together. I'd like to try some froyo!

The Morris Family said...

Chelsea, we are now drinking "chocolate juice and strawberry juice". We can't call it milk because she won't drink it if we say "milk", but call it "juice" and she'll drink it.
Ashley, yes it was me that said I was going to Froyo this weekend. I would love to meet up with you and try it together. It has been too long since I've since your precious boy.

Holly said...

So sorry to hear about Addi...hope she is doing better now. Ross got HFMD once...remember...the big giant blister right on the end of his tounge...so painful. Don't share food because you can pass it back and forth.

We made the move in 3 day...3 very long days. It is so blasted hot and humid here!!!!!! I miss Utah!!!! Miss you too.


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