Update on illnesses: Both boys have 'hand, foot and mouth disease'. I had heard of this, but wasn't too familiar with it until this week. The symptoms of this illness include fever and blisters on any or all of the following areas: hands, feet, mouth and buttocks. Luke seems to be in the home stretch now, but Sean is having a really hard time. He has many blisters in his mouth and is in severe pain. Unfortunately this is one of those viruses that you just have to wait out. He is not eating much, but his diet is consisting of soft foods: milkshakes, sherbert, popsicles, soup. Poor little guy. I just feel so awful because I can't take the pain away. Motrin helps, but only slightly. Hopefully, better days are ahead.