Tuesday morning we received a call from our son that work had sent him home due to being sick…
really, really, sick.
A high fever along with the inability to stay out of a bathroom.
He was off to see his doctor.
We got another call later that it was not the flu… but…..
The doctor told him that if he was no better by the afternoon, he needed to go to the ER.
I think when your doctor sees you and then tells you to go to the ER,
things must be getting out of hand.
Next call… he was in the ER.
So off we went to rescue the Mayor and Sheriff, or maybe we were rescuing their mom…
either way, we were the cavalry riding in for the rescue.
I did consider donning rubber gloves, a surgical mask along with a bottle of Clorox for
the drive over.
We went and rescued the children from the Big House, the Pen, the slammer…aka daycare.
Next we did the grocery store run and finally the pharmacy.
The ER called with the following day with the lab results…
the bane of anyone who likes to frequent the cruise world.
And here we were with none of us having been near a cruise ship and yet we were living
with the same associated misery…
The kind ER doctor thought to email the CDC’s Norovirus fact sheet…
Norovirus is a very contagious virus that causes vomiting and diarrhea.
Anyone can get infected and sick with norovirus.
You can get norovirus from:
Having direct contact with an infected person
Consuming contaminated food or water
Touching contaminated surfaces then putting your unwashed hands in your mouth
Outbreaks are common
The virus spreads very easily and quickly
From infected people to others
Through contaminated foods and surfaces
Outbreaks can happen anytime, but they occur most often from November to April.
The culprit, in our case, was most likely from last week when the Mayor took ill
as the ER doctor said cruise ships were not the only hotbeds… daycares were also
a highly likely suspect.
We are finally back home as everyone seems to be on the mend… for now…
and I just pray we are spared!!
Meanwhile the Mayor liked her watch that her watchmaker ‘Da’ brought her
and the Sheriff continues to practice his push ups…
So stinking cute, Julie! Sorry about the virus. A few years back the whole fire dept here came down with it on the way home from a picnic. Fireman appreciation day, right? Poor guys. 🙂
The CDC has a section on summer camp outbreaks— a need for deep latrines 😷
Didn’t think a like was appropriate for this one Julie! Praying that all are well soon.
We came home last night and all is somewhat back to normal— the kitchen is being renovated so bottles are being boiled on an electric eye plugged into the bathroom— as both bathrooms have just been renovated— the house is upside down and if it could go wrong it has— add to that the norovirus and Abby might just walk in front of a bus!!!!
Oh no Julie! Hope it is all soon right way up again.
We went with Home Depot at the time because Brenton worked at the hq— since he’s left and is in a much better fit at GA Pacific- inside sales and acct management over Ontario of all places— but HD has screwed it up every way possible— it’s in dads house— just trying to get it up to speed with a facelift but it’s a mess and still a mess— Gregory is going over next week to try and get the job fireman onsite!
Fireman, foreman whichever gets the job done Julie!
“rescued the children from the Big House, the Pen, the slammer…aka daycare.” I know this language of which you speak!!😂😂😂
I do hope you (all) are spared the spreading of the virus….prayers sent your way!!🙏🏻