Home at Last

Well, we’re home.

I have to say that it wasn’t too bad as far as hospital visits go. I watched DVDs and sketched a little and it’s hard to complain too much about that. My only complaint would be that I had to have people bring me food because I couldn’t leave Charlie while he was there. It could definitely be worse. Mostly, we just hung out while he got fluids pumped into him.

Charlie caught something called herpangina. Basically, it’s a virus that causes sores in the mouth and in his case it also caused some serious, exorcist-style vomiting. Apparently, it’s a common childhood illness and doesn’t appear to be related to his other issues. He’s doing fine now after charming all the nurses and getting tons of attention. He still has the sores in his mouth, but they are healing and don’t seem to be bothering him very much. I’m eager to get to work on some art projects and thrilled to be home. I’ve even come up with some ideas for blog posts!

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  1. Hi! I am so, so glad Charlie is OK. I had the exact same thing as a kid. Ick.

    Happy New Year to all of you! Putting your guest blog up on New Year’s Day.

  2. Poor little guy! It's awesome how he stays so jolly through it all & continues to charm everyone he meets. So glad you're home & on the mend.

    Hope that 2009 is a much better year healthwise for all of us!


  3. welcome home!!

  4. Princess Abigail says:

    Dearest little Charlie
    We are thinking of you pumpkin!
    Allow us to take this opportunity to wish you the happiest new year possible! And may you be bionically healthy, bright-eyed-and-bushy-tailed and as miraculously gorgeous as ever in the year to come! We LOVE your blogeroonie!
    Alison and Abigail
    The Bernard Bunch

  5. Small Town Girl says:

    Glad to hear you’re home! Happy New Year!!

  6. Gina (Mannyed) says:

    I am so relieved to hear that you guys are back at home! So glad that he’s on the mend and you can ring in New Years at home!

    Best wishes, Bird!

  7. Oh my goodness!!! I’m SO GLAD everything is well and you all are back home. How scary.

  8. Glad things turned out ok.

  9. Mamá Terapeuta says:


  10. GREAT to hear that he’s OK. We haven’t had that one! Will keep my eye out for it. Doesn’t sound like much fun.

    Happy New Year to you all

  11. blairspage says:

    They also call that Hand/Foot/Mouth Disease! Baylee had that several times around the age of 18 months! She got if from the daycare she was going to. And, she kept getting it and they determined they weren’t sanitizing the toys enough in her room. They had us mix Benadryl and Maalox together and give it to her. For some reason that sort of numbs their throat so it doesn’t hurt for them to eat.

    I’m so glad he’s feeling better! And, I’m SO glad you guys are home! I was getting really worried that he had RSV or something! That is going around bad up here!

    Hugs – Tiff

  12. Oh, I missed your last post, and am so glad things turned out okay. I’m sorry you all had to go through that.

    Looking forward to your blog post ideas!

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