I was so tempted to create a flowchart, but seriously, is it that important?
Basically, everywhere we turn, there are germs. Even with my best attempts to Clorox Anywhere everything ahead of or behind me, we've all ended up with some illness.
Rewind to two weeks ago. Remember this story? Well, after researching and talking to several doctors, we've come to the conclusion that Lorelai was probably suffering from rotavirus. If you don't feel the need to read the whole overview, let me at least share this one golden nugget with you. It's spread by poop particles. There is no nice way to say this, people. Somehow, some kid, somewhere had rotavirus and his infected poop particles ended up coming in contact with Lorelai's hands....and then to her mouth. It pretty much makes me want to vomit.
No longer am I going to be lazy about forgetting her cart cover for the store. I'm going to wrap my baby in cellophane before we go out. And spray her down with Lysol. Twice.
I know that children get sick, but I feel like it's my fault. That I didn't protect her from this. This wonderful virus spread to me (I promise I wash my hands!!!) and I believe I then passed it on to JD and Alyssa....and who KNOWS who they've infected.
The incubation period is what gets me. You can be contagious up to five days before you even show symptoms. Yet, sometimes you don't really show the tell-tale signs until the second or third day you have the illness. Then you can have the illness for up to two weeks.
What I gather from this information is...if you even read my blog, you could be at risk.
I'm just saying.
We were all feeling better when we boarded the plane to North Carolina. Since we've been here, our friends and their children have suffered from:
~ ear infections
~ rotavirus (I SWEAR this wasn't from us)
~ pink eye
This is just in one week, folks. Kelly was sick on Monday with the flu....now Lorelai has it. After her fever hit 105 today, and we made a much-needed trip to urgent care, she is on tamiflu and feeling a little better. I've never seen her so lethargic. It was sad.
But, apparently, that's just not enough sick for one week. I have some nasty cough and chest congestion that Roger has been chasing after me with since I've been here.
It's a vicious cycle.
Who's next? Anyone, anyone?
Because mi germs es su germs.
could result in random incorrect Spanish-speaking episodes.**