I hesitate to even post this, because its so gruesome. Please be praying for Micah this week, he is miserable! Micah has been diagnosed with Hand, Foot, and Mouth disease. (thank you daycare for providing the worst viruses possible!!) Its a virus, very contagious, that affects mostly kids 5 and under. It starts as a fever, then a rash forms and blisters appear. Micah's is extremely bad because he has a history of eczema, so his skin is more sensitive. His has been itchy as well, which it isn't in all cases. There is no treatment, just treat symptoms and let it run its course. Dr Driscoll did put him on an antiviral med, acyclovir, just in case its another virus, just to cover all bases. Obviously he cant go to daycare either, so I'm home with him today. We have been putting hydrocortisone cream on every few hours and benadryl before nap and bedtime. The blisters are starting to scab over, and they say its not contagious anymore, but I don't want to risk it and expose other kids to it. I'm so vain too, I'm worrying if it will produce scars. I hope not, may have to pick up some Mederma for kids! I've never seen anything like this, and I'm a nurse! Its been a very interesting experience I hope we never go through again!