Decker Street Infirmary

Looks like we have been hit with the local hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) epidemic that recently swept through his preschool. Andrew spiked a high fever yesterday and has been pretty miserable since, though he has yet to display the characteristic palm and sole rash. So far, Maggie is not showing symptoms and we hope it stays that way. High fevers in infants usually get the full-court press from the nearest ER, which is not an experience I’m eager to undergo.
By the way, this is not to be confused with foot and mouth, which is actually worse (if you’re a cow) despite affecting fewer types of extremities. On a somewhat more random note, HFMD also lacks HMD’s menacing German name, Maul- und Klauenseuche. HFMD translates as Hand-Mund-Fu