Juggling children and a job is tough for any mom. Add the flu or another illness and even a working mom with the most well-planned schedule will start to stress. Just ask Pink, whose 20-month-old son Jameson Moon recently came down with hand, foot and mouth disease while the singer was on tour.
Pink’s husband, Carey Hart, shared a photo of the little one on Instagram and wrote: “Wanna know how glamorous tour can be? Jameson has hand, foot, and mouth; and willow has a 102 temp. Both kids laid up and mama @pink still has to push through and do shows. I had Jameson at breakfast yesterday and this vile woman at the table next to us kept staring at him with a shitty look on her face. I told her it was bed bugs.”
Hart followed the caption with a crying/laughing emoji and the hashtags #NoRestForTheWicked and #LifeInHotels.
At least the pair is finding some humor in the midst of trying to balance work and sick kids. Sometimes all you can do is chuckle, right?
Hand, foot and mouth disease is a highly contagious viral infection that is common in young children. Symptoms characteristic of the condition include sores in the mouth and a rash on the hands and feet, as well as a fever, sore throat, irritability and loss of appetite.
The infection spreads easily from contact with a runny nose, saliva, stool or fluid from the blisters that accompany the rash.
It’s important to wash hands frequently, disinfect common areas and isolate contagious people (so easy with a toddler, right?) in order to prevent spreading the infection. Treatment involves a wait-until-it-goes-away protocol, which typically takes seven to 10 days.
Good luck to Pink and her crew as they heal — we have a feeling they’ll need it in the days ahead.