Pediatrician Says … Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease!!!

Well, at least Maya’s fever wasn’t for nothing …

In addition to the fever — which we’ve been trying to keep at bay — she was tired and barely wanted to eat. Last night we noticed some red splotches and bumps on her skin. Being up to date on all her vaccinations, I couldn’t even begin to fathom what this was. So first thing this morning, I called the pediatrician’s office to set up an appointment. I had talked to my best friend on the phone and was explaining the symptoms and she said it sounded like hand, foot and mouth disease. I was like, “What?!” Continue reading “Pediatrician Says … Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease!!!”


Under the Weather

quiet-sick-zone-779020I rarely get sick, but when I do, it’s usually pretty miserable. So as luck would have it, I spent most of this weekend (chock-full of fun, un-cancellable plans) sick.

I did the best I could and rested as much as possible, drinking plenty of liquids. We still went to dinner Friday night with a friend, and to my husband’s company’s holiday party Saturday night (hell, I even put on a cute dress; jammies had otherwise been my ensemble all weekend).

And the best part? Though I had taken Friday as a rest day (when I started feeling really bad) and had pushed myself at the gym Saturday, I listened to my body and didn’t work out on Sunday.

This might not sound like a big deal, but the old, pre-blogging, pre-therapy Melissa would have definitely worked out, even feeling as crappy as I did (no matter what) especially because she knew she’d be going out to lunch and wanted to have extra wiggle room. Continue reading “Under the Weather”