Tuesday, April 29, 2008

And the winners are....

Emily (Dakota's Mommy), Auntie Brande and Yaya. Great guesses ladies! Maryam has a viral infection called Herpangina. Its a form of the virus that causes hand-foot-mouth disease. Now tell me, how does a baby that rarely puts anything in her mouth contract such a thing? According to the doctor the sores in her mouth are painful and we are to keep her on Tylenol or Motrin until the sores go away. And on top of that, Maryam also has ear infections! She was given Amoxacillan, 6mls 2 times a day for 10 days. Poor little punkin.

Oh and she hasn't stopped hurting herself. She keeps putting her hands in her mouth and hurting herself. And the sores are on her tongue, on her lip between her bottom lip and her gums and on the back of her throat. She has one on the outside of her top lip which looks like a zit and another sore on her chin. Its crazy! It just came out of no where. Apparently it will clear up in a few days. The doctor said that her fever could be from either the virus or the ear infection. Either way it should be gone in a few days.

The bummer, no trip to Disneyland with Auntie Katie. The good news, Maryam is in the 45% in both height and weight for her ACTUAL age! HOORAY!!!!! She's up to 22lbs 9.6ozs and is 30 3/4 inches tall!

Hopefully Maryam will sleep tonight. Now that we are aware of how much pain she has been in, we decided to set alarms so that we can wake up before she does to administer her pain meds.

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