Friday, February 22, 2008

6:00 am and He's Got It.

It looks like Gerry's joined the ranks. This is far more serious than me being ill (and I tried to be so careful about washing my own stuff, cleaning up after myself with bleach, etc.) but now Noro has claimed another victim.

If we're lucky he'll have the Maxie-brief version. I'm getting him into the doc immediately, though - we just can't afford for him to lose any more weight.

Dang. The cats are beside themselves - he's their hero.

[Just before he became ill I woke from a very bad dream where I had dropped the F-bomb in front of a class and was an hour late for the next class... What a nightmare. I think it's because I used the word Damn (as in "Damn your eyes!") in my last post. The things our subconscious frets over...]

7:30 Update:
Hannah has it. She was all dressed for school, flute in the backpack and shoes ready to don, and the next thing I knew she was paying homage to the porcelain goddess.


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Blogger Molly said...

Now I know that what I had a couple weeks ago was a slightly milder case of Noro Virus (only 1 day of HELL).
Why do we always feel better when we can name the thing? So it must be going around the city.

So sorry (I know how it feels).

Be well.

February 22, 2008 8:19 AM  
Blogger Rachel said...

I'm so sorry you all are sick! Yes, it is more serious for Gerry but I know you all will recover and he'll be fine.

I just saw you this morning on Knitty Gritty (the cami episode).... you really are a wonderful teacher!

February 22, 2008 8:22 AM  
Blogger Lisa C. said...

Poor Annie, I am so sorry your hubby is ill. My brother and sister are diabetic, so I know how what is just sick for us can be so much worse for someone with other health issues. As for the f-bomb, at least it was just a dream. A few years ago, while on a 2nd grade field trip, I fell over a bench, landing with my face on the ground and my feet still on the bench. As I tipped and fell, in what felt like slow motion, I said the word in front of three shocked little boys (including mine). I know the story got around because the following week while having dinner with a friend who is a teacher in that school, she told me that she had "heard that you taught the 2nd grade a new word" :-)

February 22, 2008 8:23 AM  
Blogger Joanne said...

Oh, no! I hope Gerry and Hannah get better quickly. This nasty virus has been making the rounds--we've definitely had a version of it-- and it is absolutely miserable. I wish everyone in your house good health, and sweet dreams. :)

February 22, 2008 8:30 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

I hope you all feel better soon!

February 22, 2008 8:43 AM  
Anonymous janine said...

Oh hugs - it is a truly horrible thing I hope Gerry recovers soon - He doesn't need this while his immune system is so compromised. We are having a similar problem here with MIL, her health is not the best and a bad dose of this might would do her no good at all!

February 22, 2008 9:45 AM  
Blogger canknitian said...

Oh no! I hope everyone is feeling better soon and that Gerry doesn't lose an ounce.


February 22, 2008 11:51 AM  
Blogger shoeboots said...

Oh no! At least she didn't get sick at school. Hope the virus passes soon and everyone feels better!

February 22, 2008 12:17 PM  
Anonymous Donna said...

Oh - I'm so sorry you're all so sick. Maybe Gerry can take some Tamiflu. Just last week I was thinking that this year seemed to be a mild year for the flu & that we all deserved that because the weather's been so cold & snowy (at least in the Midwest). Ha! should've known it was just waiting to surprise us. Hope you are all feeling well soon - it seems worse when all are sick with no one to pamper the sick ones.

February 22, 2008 3:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sorry to hear that Gerry has it. Hannah will be fine, I'm sure.

This is the virus that ravages cruise ships. It spreads incredibly easily. It seems to have been going around. I know there was a huge breakout of it in the UK last month and it may have gotten to Minneapolis somehow.

Unfortunately, there's not anything to be done for the virus besides making sure that everyone stays hydrated. In a person with a normal immune system, it really shouldn't last more than a day or two. If it does, there's probably something else going on that should be checked out. In other words, don't ignore your own illness Annie!

Hope everyone is feeling better soon.

February 22, 2008 4:33 PM  
Blogger suzenew said...

Oh Annie, I am so sorry that the virus has laid seige to your house and I hope that all of you recover quickly, though I know it will be hard for Gerry with a compromised immune system.

I am so looking forward to meeting and studying with you on Tuesday at Knitty City. I hope that you are feeling well by that point because it is so hard to be away from home when you are sick!

February 22, 2008 5:04 PM  
Blogger Carina said...

Oh no! Poor kid and poor guy. :( Noro is just plain awful. There really isn't much anyone can do other than see if they can keep Gatorade or something like it down.

Oh, and teaching nightmares are pretty common. I used to get one all the time of a gunman coming in the high school where I taught and I had to barricade the door and keep my class quiet and calm and then get them out the window. I got it every year, even before Columbine. Ugh.

February 22, 2008 6:15 PM  
Anonymous LauraRN said...

Oh Annie-- Feel better, Babe!

February 22, 2008 10:31 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

Annie, I hope each day finds everyone in your family feeling better and better!

February 23, 2008 11:29 AM  
Blogger Catherine said...

My household went through this while my husband was battling renal cancer, and oddly enough, he came through more easily than the rest of us. That was the ugliest virus I EVER had. I hope Gerry has the one day version - all you can do is try to keep hydrated (I know, I know, nothing wants to stay down) and ride it out.

February 23, 2008 7:09 PM  
Blogger Karin said...

Thinking of you.

February 23, 2008 8:06 PM  

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