Sunday, August 17, 2014



Any post titled, "Herpes" probably isn't going to be the most exciting post.

But I'll try.

August had a fever!

For days!

And he cried whenever he tried to eat!

And threw his food!

And just wanted to be held while watching Baby Einstein and Yo Gabba Gabba!

I thought he was teething!

But then his gums were all swollen and randomly bleeding!

So I took him to the dentist!

Who told me right away he had herpes simplex!
(aka the cold sore virus)

And the initial infection manifests itself as a fever/swollen/bleedy gums!

And he'll have the virus for the rest of his life!

But from now on any time it surfaces will be as regular cold sores!

And there is no medicine approved for kids that will help!

Huge bummer!

Where did he get it?!

None of us get cold sores!

We survived the week with lots of Yoo-hoo!

And pouches of food!

And pain reliever!

And drugged up trips to the beach!




And then finally his fever went away!

So we went to the Concourse d'Lemons car show!

And he got to play outside with the other kids!





jamiebarazoto said...

Haha! I could feel the excitement I'm all those exclamations! Poor baby. :(

Ganbat Family said...

Ooh, that went around nursery a couple of years ago. 3 of my 4 kids ended up with it in some form or another. So terrible. I hope no one else gets it!

Rachel said...

Who knew that happened!? Poor Auggie. But i like his bird in glasses shirt. Someday when he's old enough, he can take lysine when he feels one coming on..