You sound like me. Hand Gel is my best friend I bring it everywhere!!
I never put my kids in shopping carts they never clean those things.
Yes we had the Hand Foot and Mouth Disease going around my daughters school last year.
I always get a Mom a year that subscribes to that theory of "they are going to get sick, it builds their immune system" hooey. I say "come pay my Dr. bills and YOU take care of my sick child and stay up all night." Really it's my biggest pet peeve in Life.
I am glad her fever broke. I hate fevers they always scare me. When my youngest daughter was 3 she had a High fever for three weeks solid. Turned out to be a UTI infection. I have been through Scarlet Fever and various other things never fun!!
I Live in the Midwest too! Hope it doesn't make it here too.
Right before School started I stocked up on Motrin, Tylenol, Benadryl, Anti Nausea meds, Dimetape and lots of crackers and chicken noodle soup.
What I really love is when a parent brings a sick kid into your home..... Oh I could go on and on
Sounds like the worst of it may have past for your little one. It does get better the older they get. hang in there ((hugs))