Thursday, July 16, 2009

I Am Not a Redneck. Or a Cow.

And all I can say is Thank.God.

Because I almost freaked out at the beginning of this week.

Wait - what am I saying??

I DID freak out.

Dawson and I both have been sick.

With HAND, FOOT AND MOUTH DISEASE.

Not to be confused with HOOF-AND-MOUTH DISEASE.

Which is what I thought we had until I read WebMD today.

"Foot-and-mouth disease (sometimes called hoof and mouth disease) is a viral disease that can occur in animals such as cattle, sheep, and swine (cloven-hoofed animals). It is not related in any way to hand-foot-and-mouth disease found in humans-the two diseases are caused by entirely different viruses.

The virus that causes foot-and-mouth disease can be spread from animal to animal by direct contact with an infected animal or by contact with food or other things that have been contaminated. A human who is involved in handling animals can spread the disease from one animal to another through contaminated clothing, footwear, or other contaminated objects."


Sigh.

It would've been helpful if Dawson's doctor would have elaborated a little more on what exactly he/we had.

Whatever.

At least I know we won't start sprouting hooves and tails anytime soon.















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7 comments:

Meagan said...

Crackin me up! :-) I am so sorry y'all picked that up somewhere and glad it was somewhat mild and will be over soon! lol :-)

Whitney said...

Oh my word!
I hope y'al are feeling better!

Lauren Kelly said...

Oh, my goodness!! Get better soon girl!

Sheila and Bobby said...

I hope you are feeling better soon. I also hope you are over it before I see you Monday!:)

Rachel Wheat said...

Ugh--we have been there, sister!

Justin and Jessica said...

Hope you're feeling better soon! :)

Kim said...

oh.my.word! I just about peed myself!