I Caught HFMD from My Daughter!

When my daughter was diagnosed with HFMD, I did everything in my power to minimize any contact with her brother.  This included:

  • taking away her mattress from her brother’s room into my room
  • moving all her pillows and blanket into my room
  • moving her towel into my room
  • only changing her in my room
  • barring her from entering her brother’s room and vice versa
  • disallowing them from kissing or hugging each other, or even holding hands.  If done accidentally, they would need to wash their hands immediately..

However, I had not expected that with all these *instructions* in place, I would be on the receiving end of her contagious virus.  Day 4 after my daughter was diagnosed with HFMD, I had at least 4-5 ulcers in my mouth, sore throat and I noticed tiny red spots on my palms and soles of my feet.

hfmd spots

The ones on my feet weren’t really noticeable until I felt the soreness when I walked.  They felt like blisters, except when I checked, all I saw were red spots.  The spots weren’t really OMG-itchy, but there were times at night when the itch came.  Not that they’d turned into blisters anyway.

Recovery was not too much to handle, as I loaded myself on lots of Vitamin C and water.  I fully recovered from HFMD in about 2 days but immediately after that, I developed some weird symptoms which I am not sure if they are attributed to HFMD.  My neck and arms were aching like crazy, I was severely fatigue and I had stabbing pains in my head and earlobe.  On top of that, I was on the verge of succumbing to a fever and I couldn’t hold anything properly because my hands were slightly shaky.

After yoyoing with some PCM, I forced myself to see a doctor only because I was going to be on my own taking care of my 2 kids for the next 4 days before my hubby returned from his business trip.  The diagnosis was Muscle Spasm, and I was prescribed painkillers and muscle relaxants.

Despite me being wary of the doctor’s strange behavior, I was back to being normal after 3-4 doses of the medicine, thank goodness.

Definitely a chapter of my life which I closed by heaving a GREAT sigh of relief.

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3 Responses to I Caught HFMD from My Daughter!

  1. SuperMom says:

    Oh, you poor thing! I can only imagine how tired you must have been these past few weeks :S

    Hope that you’re feeling stronger now and that your Hubby is back. God’s blessings on everyone at home.

    The Giddy Tigress says: Relief is only the beginning of what I am feeling now. Thank you for your well wishes 🙂

  2. sharine says:

    Oh dear, thank god that you are fine now! First time I know that mommy got virus from kids… Motherhood is never easy…

    The Giddy Tigress says: Well what can I say? First time for everything eh?

  3. Bart says:

    Sorry to hear the virus got to you. Glad you’ve recovered.

    The Giddy Tigress says: Thanks Bart…hope all is well with you and your family too.

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