Sick toddler+disneyland trip=overwhelmed mother

Vanessa - posted on 10/27/2014 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My little girl is turning three this week and to celebrate we planned a week trip to Disneyland. We have had this trip planned for about 4 months now. I made a count down calender, got customized disney outfits, shoes, floral mickey ears, I went above and beyond planning this trip. Unfortunately my little one got sick this past weekend. She started off with a fever and as a result of the fever she burst out with blisters inside her mouth lips and tounge. She no longer has a fever and she's back to being the happy little girl that she is but she still has those blisters. We decided instead of moping around in the house that we will continue with our plans and go to Disneyland. She is really whiny right now and is not eating a lot. We have her basically eating soft foods that have no spices, Ice pops, yogurts, and a lot of liquids. These last couple of days have been rough. I can only imagine at Disneyland. It's frustrating that she says she's hungry but can't eat the things that she wants to eat. I feel so bad that I broke down in tears. I just want her to have the best time, the best birthday. I really want to hear your advice! What should I feed her? What is something you have tried with blisters? Any advice...

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Sarah - posted on 10/27/2014

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Did she get a diagnosis for the cause of the blisters? If it is hand, foot and mouth, things should resolve soon. The good news is mouths usually heal pretty fast. Lots of popsicles and slushy drinks. Stay away from numbing agents as they are effective for such a short time, taste awful and can even prolong the duration of the lesions. Gentle rinsing with a dilute salt water solution and tylenol or advil for the pain.

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Sarah - posted on 10/27/2014

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Try to find a super soft bristle brush, in the baby dept. Or use a soft washcloth on your finger. For a few days if you can rub the plaque off her teeth and she can rinse her mouth well, I would not worry. Just make sure she drinks water after sweet beverages.
Keep up with smooth, neutral foods. Good Luck! Safe Trip!

Dove - posted on 10/27/2014

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Sounds like HFM and the mouth numbing stuff was a lifesaver when my son had it.

She might be willing to drink smoothies.

Vanessa - posted on 10/27/2014

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Her dr didn't diagnose her with hand foot and mouth but it does seem to me that she has that. I stopped using the numbing creams it didn't seem to help as much, it seemed to bring more discomfort then anything. How about brushing of the teeth? I am having a hard time trying to brush her teeth to the point where I skip days.

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