Poor thing1 Just before xmas, my 7 year old and miss twin had Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease. Miss twin got it from DayCare and brought it home to the other one. It was awful. Neither of them could eat properly for over 2 weeks. The little one couldnt walk properly because she had blisters all over her feet. The older one only had them in her mouth, but i think it is the sickest i have ever seen her ( and she ha been real sick because they thought he had a form of leukaemia when she was nearly 2). I think they get sicker when they cant eat properly. My little one ended up with it 3 times-it says in your body for up to 10 week after the first case. But, the good thing is that she will never get it again!!!! All i could do for them was cuddle them and feed them juice through a syringe. They also ate a little bit of custard, jelly and ice cream but not much. I got some mouth ulcer tuff for my 7 year old but i really dont think it helped, and i didnt use it on the little one because he was too little. I really dont think there is much you can do for them-which is really hard. It is hard for you too-it wears you out. Do you have much help and support? If you do, i would suggest to use it. I dont like relying on anyone-i think the mum thing is my job-but i had to when i had both of them down with it. I dont think i would have got through it!! Poor little man didnt get as much attention from me but i think he wa lucky he didnt get it!
Good luck with everything!
Kylie, NSW, 7year od and 2 year old twins