Saturday, August 8, 2009

A Cute Video and A Serious Post

What a crazy 2 days it has been! I started cloth diapering Madeline and Leah last week. I bought a different clothes detergent to wash the diapers in and thought they were having an allergic reaction to the new detergent, so until we figured out what was going on we went back to disposables. Then last night all 4 kids ended up with fevers. Grace threw up everywhere and had the highest fever out of all of the kids. This morning she was better and Evan seemed better but both Maddie and Leah still had fevers and the rashes were spreading so I took them to the pediatrician. It turns out that all of the kids have a virus that is in the same category as Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease. It's not a big deal and we just have to let it run it's course. Normally I would have just shrugged it off and taken care of the kids and not worried too much, however recently I read about a 17 month old twin who died in his sleep from what could possibly have been complications from Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (You can read about it here, but be prepared to cry. It's heart wrenching. I literally ache for this family.http://martinomadness.blogspot.com/2009/07/18-month-well-baby-appointment.html So needless to say I'm scared and keep checking on the kids every five minutes.

1 comment:

Kiley Anderson said...

Your girls are just too cute!! And they're getting SO big =)

Oh my goodness I cried like crazy reading that blog - I am so amazed and inspired by their strength.. wow. Thanks for sharing that.