The twins started daycare twice a week in September 2009. Since then, they have yet to attend a full month. They are constantly coming down with something.
Colin's baby book reads like a medical journal:
Jan - stomach flu
Feb - pneumonia
Mar - RSV (hospitalized)
Apr - tubes due to yet another EI
May - mommy is too tired to update the illnesses had this month
June - high fever virus
July - reactive airway disease/pneumonia (hospitalized)/throat virus
Over the weekend, Keira came down with a slight fever. I say slight because anything under 104 is basically normal for them. She didn't eat well. She was better by Monday. She went to daycare Tuesday. Keith brought home a note saying there was an outbreak of hand, foot and mouth disease.
You've got to be effin' kidding me.
Tuesday night, Colin had a slight fever.
No, I am not surprised.
Wednesday, I actually came home sick from work with a temperature of 101 and a sore throat.
OMG, now I've got HFM.
Last night, I looked in Colin's throat. You couldn't see anything but lovely white bumps.
You will notice I swear more when my children are sick.
One trip to Urgent Care (and one sorely missed mommy's night out) later, we have the diagnosis - NOT HFM!!!! Hip hip hooray!!! Rather just a throat virus.
That I can live with. I guess. I mean I don't really have a choice.
The doctor did ask, after hearing about all the illnesses, the fact I had twins and another child at home, if mommy needed some "special medicine". Ah, if only he were serious. ;)