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    Rachels is offline Diamond level (5000+ posts)
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    Default PLEEEEEEEEEASE tell me you can't get coxsackie twice!

    Okay, so Abigail had a vicious case of Hand, Foot, & Mouth which kept us all sleepless and her generally miserable for about two weeks. She's been better for a week or so. Then last night was just hellish, and she was cranky today, and all of a sudden now, one of her thumbs is covered by tiny red dots. It looks like somebody pricked her with a pin all over her thumb. What could it be? Assuming we're not in for round 2, what the heck is it?

    -Rachel
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    Default RE: PLEEEEEEEEEASE tell me you can't get coxsackie twice!

    I don't know what a thumb rash means. ButI do think there are several strains of coxsackie, so as far as I know you can get it more than once. I hope Abigail feels better soon!

    Jennifer
    mom to Jacob 9/27/02

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    Default RE: PLEEEEEEEEEASE tell me you can't get coxsackie twice!

    Sorry to hear about Abigail's HFM. Jennifer's right. There are various coxsackie strains (CDC says there are 23 Coxsackie A and 6 Coxsackie B strains) and it can recur. "Usually" (not all the time), kids complain of feeling "hot". However, it could just really be a benign rash. I hope Abigail feels better.

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    Default RE: PLEEEEEEEEEASE tell me you can't get coxsackie twice!

    Me too! Twice in a row is NOT my idea of a good time!

    -Rachel
    Mom to Abigail Rose
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    Default RE: PLEEEEEEEEEASE tell me you can't get coxsackie twice!

    Rachel, I hate to be the bearer of bad knews...but it can go into a sort of remission or hiding, then come back for a second time before it finally leaves for good :( When I taught Pre-K we always had to watch the kids with HF&M pretty closely for quite awhile, because you never knew if it was still lurking in their little bodies, just waiting to reappear. I hope it's nothing and you get some sleep!

    P.S. Did you already wash down all her toys with bleach water solution? The germs can linger on hard surfaces and recontaminate her.
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    Default RE: PLEEEEEEEEEASE tell me you can't get coxsackie twice!

    Yikes! What did teh doctor say? How was last night?

    Man, you need spring and fresh air and sunshine pretty much more than anyone I know (ps. We've had 3 days of warm weather--mid 60s--I bet if you guys get a last minute flight you can be here while the sun's still shining! :) )

    Paula
    Mama to Dante, 8/02

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    Rachels is offline Diamond level (5000+ posts)
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    Default RE: PLEEEEEEEEEASE tell me you can't get coxsackie twice!

    Don't tempt me! If I thought I could manage her on a plane for that long, I'd be there tonight. I'm sooooooo tired of Boston and winter!

    -Rachel
    Mom to Abigail Rose
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    Default RE: PLEEEEEEEEEASE tell me you can't get coxsackie twice!

    tempttempttempttempt.

    C'mon 6 hours isn't so long in the larger scheme of things. :)

    Paula
    Mama to Dante, 8/02

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    Default RE: PLEEEEEEEEEASE tell me you can't get coxsackie twice!

    Paula's right. 6 hours isn't too bad. And if you're willing to empty your bank account you could fly to Germany with Dan, Lola, and me next Thursday. C'mon...let's make a party of it.

    I'm sorry to hear that Abby's sick again. Start praying now that it doesn't effect our visit next week. I swear, I think the universe is against us.

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    Rachels is offline Diamond level (5000+ posts)
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    Default RE: PLEEEEEEEEEASE tell me you can't get coxsackie twice!

    IT WILL NOT AFFECT OUR VISIT! ROOOOOAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRR. Seriously, the jury's still out, but even if it is a second round, by Monday she'll be safe to be around. But I'm up for a party in Germany. Somebody win the lottery and let's go!

    -Rachel
    Mom to Abigail Rose
    5/18/02

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