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Friday, January 22, 2010

Norovirus Hits Us Here

A totally different topic than what I usually post .... Just Be Warned! as we have no idea how it started here.

It's been a real rough week here. Yes, as the title says, our home has been 'hit' with the norovirus. The news stations have been reporting all about it in the last 24 hrs as they are really concerned with it affecting the Olympics.

The actual details you don't want to hear. It hits NOW, with no warning. Mike was the 1st to come down with it Sunday nite, I joined in Tues evening. Neither of us could handle the dogs, so we called in one troop member, my mom. By Thursday morning, didn't she start. Once you've emptied everything, you are so weak, so sore, cold, achy, you don't want to eat and even toast after 2 days feels like fire going down. Only a bed or couch seems to be where you want to be. We've gone through several boxes of Gravol, Imodium, Zantec and are taking those Lactobacillis capsules to try and bring the gut bacteria back to normal.

Last night, chicken soup was OK for me, and I seemed to have more energy, at least enough to deal with the dogs. Mike didn't like the taste and headed back to bed.

I'm feeling better today, mom has gone back to bed, as for Mike it's been more meds for him this morning. Needless to say we aren't sending mom home for a bit, her husband has been told to Stay Away!

We're disinfecting as much as we can; tho spraying outside door handles just freezes to icicles. Thanks to friends who have been brave enough to drop of more needed medication & toilet paper supplies :)

This certainly wasn't our idea of any kind of New Year's weight loss program. TG dogs can't get it from us.

4 comments:

Kav January 22, 2010 at 4:00 PM  

Yikes! Hope you are all on the mend by now. I was going to say that at least you had multiple furry hot water bottles to snuggle up to, but I guess their needs kind of outweighed their benefits this time round. But it does bring home to me the fact that a breeder is always on call -- 24/7. You're a dedicated bunch.

judyf,  January 23, 2010 at 10:15 PM  

Sorry to hear that your family has been sick, and wish you all a speedy recovery.

Acadia Shelties January 24, 2010 at 1:40 PM  

Oh this sounds HORRIBLE! I hope you are all better now!
Cadie

Shelamo Shelties January 25, 2010 at 12:36 PM  

Rocky is the one that was always near me and would curl up behind my legs when I was crashed on the couch.

Maureen

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