As a mom, I find it difficult to put my children in daycare. But, as a two income family...one of those incomes has to come from me....so....daycare it is for the kiddos. Charlie has been back to work now for 5 weeks. The kids have been back in daycare for 5 weeks.
In that 5 week time span....well, this is week five...a lot has happened. Drew has been bitten 5 times (3 pretty badly) by the same child (that child has been removed from daycare now), has had an ear infection, a constant runny nose and now has Pink Eye. The doctor said it was a very, very mild case and should be cleared up in a few days. His eyes look a little red around them, but there's not "gunk" in them today.
Ian...he's fared much better. But, he now has Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease. What? Long story short...it's a virus that causes blisters / sores on...guess what?....Yep, hands, feet and mouth. Ian has a mild case, but his little right heel hurts and had a lot of little sores on it. He has one on his hand. From what I have read, it's pretty painful. Ian says it itches a lot and he lets us know when he's hurting. He hasn't slept well since Saturday night...translated....we haven't slept well either since Saturday night.
I feel so guilty, but what can I do? I have to work and I have to have some place to take my kids. I'd look for a new daycare, but with the exception of the biting, they're all pretty much the same. I'm so fortunate to work for a company that understands that I have small children and they get sick.
Drew has his 18 month check up tomorrow (a monthly over due because of the ear infection). When they were both at the doctor on Monday, Drew weighed 23 pounds and Ian weighed 32 pounds. Ian is getting so tall and skinny. He'll be 4 in just one more month. He is looking forward to his birthday party.