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Sugarfoot

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About Sugarfoot

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    4 children, 2 dogs, MA in counseling
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    Kansas
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    travel, scrapbooking, reading
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    teaching mom
  1. Sugarfoot

    Has anyone had hand foot and mouth as an adult?

    Yes, I had it a little over a year ago, and it was the most miserable 10 days ever, It started with a weird sensation in my fingers and toes, like I had a bunch of paper cuts. Then the fever started. I sat on the back porch in 98-degree weather trying to warm up. A couple of days later, I woke up with a big, weird blister on the back of my hand. I texted a pic to my DH, who texted back, "Oh, my gosh, you have hand, foot, and mouth disease." He forwarded the pic to my internist, just to confirm, and her advice was to stay hydrated, rest, and take oatmeal baths. I also used something called "Magic Mouthwash." I can't remember if that was a prescription or not, but I couldn't eat without it. Over the next few days, I had spots everywhere except my face. My older kids must've had it at some point, because they didn't catch it, but my younger 2 did. They had the more typical childhood version, with spots around their mouths and noses, lower fevers, and less misery in general, thankfully. It's a hard illness for an adult. I hope it passes quickly for you. I thought my fingernails were going to survive unscathed, but 6-8 weeks later, they started peeling off. It was pretty bad. My toenails stayed intact.
  2. Sugarfoot

    Sounds like SWB could use some support, guys

    Praying for a complete recovery and peace and health for you all.
  3. Sugarfoot

    Dog advice-broken toenail

    We just went through this with one of our Cavaliers. Yes, what the second vet told you is what our (very well-respected) vet did. While he was under sedation, we had his teeth cleaned and a cyst removed at the same time that the nail was treated. The poor thing came home in a cone and with one foot bandaged. The cone had nothing to do with his foot - it was to keep him from scratching the stitches above his eye where the cyst was removed. His foot was bandaged and taped, and we had to wrap it in plastic when he went outside. The vet recommended Glad Press-n-Seal for this. He also had to refrain from jumping and such, which wasn't a big deal for him. 😉 We took him back 4 days later to have the bandage removed, and he's been fine. He gets rid of the cone tomorrow. Hallelujah! He didn't seem to be in any pain, but the bandage was a little hard to walk in. I hope everything goes well for your girl!
  4. Sugarfoot

    Knowledgable Dog People- Update in post #1

    I'm so sorry you're doggie isn't well.This is the first thing I thought of when I read your post. We lost our wonderful Golden Lab to a brain tumor last month. We had no idea it was coming, except that she was acting a little off. She was 10 1/2. I hope you get it figured out and it turns out to be something simple.
  5. Sugarfoot

    Kitchen Floor Question

    We have cork in the school room, and I love it so much. It is so much easier on my feet than the hardwood we have in the kitchen / hearth room. It's been super easy to care for, as well.
  6. Sugarfoot

    80s music

    I loved the days of MTV after school. I remember recording Billy Jean and Thriller so I could choreograph our drill team routines to them with some of the same steps. I even ordered us glow-in-the-dark gloves (one each, lol) Those were the days... I bought my big kids all of the John Hughes '80s teen films. They don't quite love them the same way I did, lol, but they're fascinated.
  7. Sugarfoot

    Public praises of family members on Facebook

    LOL, here's the type I don't get: "Congratulations to the City All Stars! They won 1st place in the t-ball tournament for 3-4 year-olds! Way to go, boys!" Obviously "the boys" aren't the truly intended recipients. ?
  8. Sugarfoot

    Catholic Mass question

    We carry up the gifts a lot, too. My son ushers (A LOT - it seems like he's constantly needed). I asked him about this, and he said people say No all the time. I had no idea. I figured most people who were asked would be happy to do it, but no, he said it's extremely common for people to just say a brisk "no" and keep walking. ?
  9. Sugarfoot

    MO duck boat tragedy

    I haven't watched any of the video. I just can't. But when somebody told me about it this morning, I kept saying, "Table Rock? This happened at Table Rock? How?!" It's just really hard to imagine how that could happen there, where the water is normally so still. I've "ridden the ducks" twice in different locations - once in the Ozarks and once in the Dells. No life vests either time, once in pretty rainy weather.
  10. I don't know what the answer is, but I'm struggling with this right now, too. I spent 6.5 hours today helping to run a kids' activity. I spent about 8 hours preparing for it, as well. I've been parenting a long time. I did a lot when my older kids were little, and I'm still doing it, but I'm so, so tired. I really enjoy being with the kids/teaching them, but I can feel burnout on the horizon. My DD enjoys it, and it seems important to her that I'm there volunteering. When I asked her if she had fun today, she said her favorite thing was lunch... I'm really questioning whether stuff like this is worth it... I have church and community responsibilities, too, and I don't want to give those up.
  11. Sugarfoot

    Just stopping by to say hello to all my old friends.

    Hello! Wow, how fun to be helping with curriculum choices for grandkids!
  12. Sugarfoot

    Urgent Prayer Request for DS

    I'm so glad to see your update. I've thought of you often! Your strength is amazing. We actually sang In Christ Alone at mass this weekend :) I love it, too. I'll pray for you as your journey continues and for your husband's health, as well.
  13. Wow, that's fantastic. Happy Birthday!
  14. Sugarfoot

    Do you have a good desk solution?

    When my DH was in medical school and I was a graduate student, this was the set-up we had. Our desks were fairly large, and we had tons of books on a wall of bookshelves. It worked out great. The whole thing was located in the second bedroom of our tiny apartment.
  15. Sugarfoot

    Hello- does anyone remember me?

    Yes! It's good to "see" you :) I'm so sorry you're having a difficult time. I'll pray for your long-term health.
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