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…