My Son Has HFMD

Last Sunday evening was the most disturbing day for me since we entered 2010. Aside from the fact that my mom and my husband are not around (too complicated to explain their whereabouts); my son got a high fever. So, I immediately let him take a pediatric paracetamol. His fever went on for days with no cough or colds. When Thursday came (and so as the money, thank you friends online – you know who you are!), I brought my son to the doctor to get a check-up. I presented my son with red spots on the upper portion of his mouth, palms, arms, legs and soles. As suspected, my son is currently suffering from Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD).

Shocking! Well, HFMD is not related to the animal disease called Foot and Mouth Disease. They are from different viruses. Men can’t get animal disease so as they can’t get human disease. But still HFMD is contagious to infants and children.

Anyway, there is no specific treatment for HFMD but my son’s doctor prescribed an antiviral / immunomodulator syrup which is commonly used to treat chicken pox, mumps, influenza A, rhinovirus, measles, encephalitis, herpes zoster, herpes simplex labialis, hepatitis A, acute viral hepatitis B and herpes genitalis. The same medicine which is used to help individuals suffering from pre-AIDS/persistent generalized lymphadenopathy and AIDS related complex, neoplastic disease, anergy and hypoergy prior to major surgery and severe burns. She also prescribed additional paracetamol for the fever.

Several hours after the check up, my son’s red spots looked like rashes covering his limbs including his ears. So immediately after he ate lunch, he began taking in his medicines. Thank God! His body responded very well. If we were not able to send him to the doctor, he might have something like the picture at the left.

Now, these are my son’s current picture with his rashes slowly diminishing from his skin. I was not able to take pictures of the red spots from his mouth.

His medicines are about to get depleted and I need to buy another batch to complete the seven days treatment. My problem is we don’t have money anymore to buy his next batch. Aside from that, we are down to our last hundreds for our everyday needs. My husband salary will be on Thursday afternoon. So guys, I am asking for your help. Please pray that by some miracle that my online income will arrive soon. I believe that there is power in prayer and intercession. Please pray for my son’s immediate recovery and completion of treatment. Thank you very much and God bless!


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Comments

  1. Kerslyn says:

    that’s really shocking! hope he’ll get well soon, Mommy. will pay in advance for my hosting. I know it’s not that much but I hope it can help.

  2. dimaks says:

    yay, good thing your son is on the way to recovery. you never really know what hits you these days. ingat-ingat na lang.

  3. admin says:

    @Kerslyn:

    Thank you very much Mommy. It would surely help. 🙂

  4. Carol says:

    Wish I could help financially. 😐 It’s not easy at all….sorry about that but God will provide. I am sure of that.

  5. maggie says:

    i’m sorry to hear that mommy, sama ko sa prayers ang mabilis na paggaling ng baby boy mo pati ang agad na pagdating ng money mo. god bless!

  6. admin says:

    @dimaks: You are right. We must be careful nowadays.

    @Carol: I am hoping and praying for provision Mommy!

    @maggie: Thanks for praying with us. Hope it will be soon.

  7. Badet says:

    Kawawa naman si little boy Mommy… I will include him in my prayers. Just like Kerslyn, I’ll send advance payments na lang for the hosting Mommy. 😉

  8. admin says:

    @Badet: Thanks Mommy for the help. 🙂

  9. Arlene says:

    that’s what i told you yesterday, Mommy Rubs. God will provide. If you believe in prayer then your some miracle will happen.

    good thing your boy is responding well to the meds.

  10. Luana says:

    Aww sweetie… 🙁 How much does the batch of medicines cost? Email me at luana.spinetti@gmail.com and I’ll try to send you something through PayPal. *hugs tightly*

  11. Honney says:

    sorry to hear about your son’s condition. hope he gets well soon. just be strong and keep praying, sis.

  12. praning5254 says:

    I’ll pray for his speedy recovery, mommy

  13. edelweiza says:

    will pray for your son’s recovery, too. andfor money to come your way. let’s put our trust in God. 🙂

  14. joy says:

    i hope your son will get well soon.

  15. admin says:

    Thank you very much guys for your well wishes. My son is now OK and already have recovered. He is now back to school. Thank God!

    Thank you also for all who have paid in advanced in their hosting services. Every little deed matters to me.

    May God bless you all! 🙂

  16. poshpost says:

    oh wow! there is such and overwhelming love here. btw, mommy how did he get it?

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