Tuesday, May 5, 2009


Ugh. The Sick has visited us yet again.
Actually, just Jaysen, poor kid.

The fever didn't come back, but apparently a high fever (103-104) can be a precursor to-
Hand, foot, and mouth disease.
Doesn't that just sound lovely?

Well it gets better.

Apparently, if you only have HFMD in the throat, it's called-
Oh yes.
And I wasn't aware Jaysen even had a "gina".

And if that's not enough,
HFMD (and herpangina) is caused by the-
Coxsackie virus.

Oh good god, how did I make it through this doctor appointment without pissing myself?

For real? Herpangina? Coxsackie?
You've got to be kidding me.
Some medical person out there had a Freudian fun time naming those.

And for the record?
Kids are gross.


Casdok said...

Would love to have seen your face as you were being told!!!

Hope Jaysen feels better soon and am glad you are far away!

mommy~dearest said...

I'm sure my eyes were huge, my face red, and tears welling up in my eyes from stifling the laughter. I can be so mature...

Tanya @ TeenAutism said...

Ha! And the doctor had a straight face while he or she said it?!

Julie L. said...

Lol. That's one of the funniest diagnosis stories I ever heard. Hope every one is feeling better by now.