Thursday, January 18, 2007


I was talking to a new friend from Singapore and said something about Thomas' sickness..."and he has these really awful sores on his tongue..." She didn't miss a beat when telling me it was the heat: "like ulcers?" "Yes, really terrible ones, and a fever." She said it is all related, she even gets it when adapting to a new climate. It made me feel better, and of course he needs to drink lots of water and stay out of the heat.

I got home and looked online for all types of heat-related illness, but could find nothing related to sores in the mouth and fever. Maybe that's it, though. She's lived in Asia and this climate a lot longer than me. And if she's experienced it, maybe we just don't have that problem in the States? Anyhow, we have been pumping him full of fluids and his new favorite food: yogurt. Maybe tomorrow will be a better day. If not, I suspect we'll be visiting a doctor, whatever the sickness is.


mom said...

A temp for 3 days is dr. time. You can't depend on what someone else says. He is your baby and no one else is responsible for him. I know I shouldn't say anything, but I just did. We love and miss you all. Try not to be upset with me. I just want Thomas to be ok. hugs to you all.

Anonymous said...

Maybe you already looked at every possible diagnosis, but it sounds kinda like Hand Foot & Mouth Disease?


"Hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) is a common illness of infants and children. It is characterized by fever, sores in the mouth, and a rash with blisters. HFMD begins with a mild fever, poor appetite, malaise ("feeling sick"), and frequently a sore throat. One or 2 days after the fever begins, painful sores develop in the mouth. They begin as small red spots that blister and then often become ulcers. They are usually located on the tongue, gums, and inside of the cheeks. The skin rash develops over 1 to 2 days with flat or raised red spots, some with blisters. The rash does not itch, and it is usually located on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet. It may also appear on the buttocks. A person with HFMD may have only the rash or the mouth ulcers."

alisha said...

Hi again, just wanted to say I agree with mom and it sounds like dr. time. I hope that Thomas was able to get some rest last night, but even if he is a bit better I think it is best to have him checked out to make sure all is well with him in every area.
We love you guys.

Anonymous said...

Hi Christy, This is Grandma Di. I
wonder if you considered that this
might be strep throat. He has many of the symptoms. Does also sound like HFMD. I highly suggest that you get him to a good doctor if there are any there.

Fatteous, aka your brother said...

You need to seek medical attention immediately!! That's just what I think. Is immediately spelled right because I thought it should be immediatly but Alisha thought it was spelled immediately. I dunno? It's a sad day when I'm wrong. Tell the boys I love 'em.

joysnatcher said...

Medical attention has been saught (spelling?) - see, none of us are perfect spellers, but I hate to tell you Alisha was right. It's good that you're willing to take suggestions. It's good to see you here, Fatteous.

aside: I thought you'd like to know that Charles just came to sit in my lap and I told him I was typing to Uncle Dave: "I wanna go see Uncle Dave with you, and show him my bandaid." He is very proud of his red bandaid (only covering a mosquito bite so he doesn't itch it too much - nothing serious, but still exciting for a three-year-old).

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