Actually it's from Ohio to Ukraine, back to Ohio, then to China

Monday, August 9, 2010

hand, foot & mouth disease has hit our home

Oh yes, you read that right. The good news (at least for Wesley) is that it's Damon that has caught this wonderful viral infection. Now for me, it wouldn't matter who in this house caught it, I'm still the one paying for it. If I was sick, then I still have to take care of Damon and Wesley. If Wesley caught it, I would be the one taking care of him. I'm sure Damon would help, but let's be honest I would be the one taking care of Wes. And since it is Damon that caught it, I have to take care of him while trying to ensure that I don't catch it, and more importantly, that Wesley doesn't catch it.

Now...I don't know that I heard of this "disease" before about two months ago. I strictly attribute that to the fact that I am not an elementary school teacher. Our friend's son came down with HFMD a couple months ago, and she had to make the call warning me that her son had it and we had all hung out just the night before. And tonight, I had to be the one to make the dreaded call to a few friends. I won't lie to you, it was a bit embarassing, but we did make fun of Damon saying that it's because he drank too much pool water. If that were the truth, Wesley would be the one who is so ill!! (Side note: I think that kid drank at least a gallon of water at the pool this morning. For the life of me, I don't get it.)

Don't be confused - Damon doesn't have "foot and mouth" or the more appropriate titled "hoof and mouth," which is the swine disease. According to the Center for Disease Control, animals don't get the human disease and humans don't get the animal disease. Sure hope the CDC is right...Damon has been to several county fairs recently. And if I end up with a pig disease, he will NEVER live it down!!

So YAY - I am working tomorrow, Wesley is going to school, and we are getting out of this germ-infested house!!

One more thing...I sure hope Tommy Johnagin wins "Last Comic Standing." He is hilarious!!


MamaPoRuski said...

Illness is not fun, no matter what! We had to make the head lice calls...amazing how many "friends" were offended (as if we did it on purpose! LOL!)
God bless!

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