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We found out this afternoon that this weekend we were all exposed to Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease. Although it’s usually a mild illness, if a pregnant woman close to delivery catches the virus, it can be transferred to the newborn and in certain cases can be very serious, even fatal for the infant. At this point we don’t know if any of us have it, but we spent several hours with children who were contagious and didn’t know it so…it’s probably likely. The chance that it will cause serious harm to Lucy is not likely, but the possibility is very scary to me. I have an appointment with my midwife in the morning and I might consult my OB-GYN as well. Not that there’s really anything we can do right know except wait to see if any symptoms show up this week. By Sunday we’ll know if we’re in the clear.
Please pray that none of us caught it and particularly that Lucy is safe. If you’re going to say prayers or rosaries for us, would you let me know? I think it would encourage us.
Daniel and I went to the Perpetual Adoration Chapel at our parish tonight to pray for Lucy’s safety. I was reminded that Our Lord loves Lucy even more than we do , that she belongs first and foremost to Him, and that He is in control. While praying the Joyful Mysteries I realized that Our Lady is honored not for her ability to protect her Son, Our Lord, from harm or danger, but in her humble and faithful submission to God: Let it be to me, according to Thy will.
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