My sister-in-law called me last night to say that my nephew, who is 2 1/2, just got diagnosed with Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease. He ran a temp. the night before, but it wasn't extremely high so they just monitored him. He went to daycare the next day because he was feeling/acting better. When he woke up from his nap, the babysitter said he did nothing but scream. So my brother left work early to get him. He took him home and tried to get him to eat, but all he did was sit at the table and drool all over himself, my brother though he was having a seizure!
Turns out, after going to the ER, that he has Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease.
My shower is this Sunday, and my sister-in-law was of course planning on coming. They live out of town, about 3 hours away, and were going to come to my parents for the weekend. Well, now that my nephew has this, they aren't too sure what to do.
She suggested staying with her parents (they live close to mine) and just dropping off my other nephew, who is 8 months, and the gifts off at my parent's house, so we can spend time with him. I was so looking forward to seeing my nephews this weekend!!
My question is, does anyone know anything about this disease? I have been reading about it online and it says that there is no real treatment, and prevention is just good hygiene. I don't want her to miss my shower if she doesn't really have to... she is just worried that since she is exposed, she will pass it on to me.