28 January 2008

Breaking news! Norovirus wipes out entire family! Husband lone survivor!

I believe my family has contracted the norovirus, aka the stomach bug. According to the CDC this virus is very contagious. If no one hears from me in a few days, please send help.

I am up bright and early this morning after having dealt with the after effects of Benjamin's latest "present". Let's just say it was so bad, I needed to give him a bath. I was up late last night dealing with Benjamin's previous gift as well as Vanessa's continual expulsion of the contents of her stomach. She started feeling bad in the early afternoon, and it rapidly became worse. At first, we thought it was due to her pregnancy, but we soon realized that it was related to Benjamin's condition. Fortunately, I am still standing, although I have a strong sense of foreboding that I am next. If that is the case, I might have to call reinforcements - "Hi Eva, this is Sam. How are you? That's great to hear. We are all doing.....excuse me for a sec...BLAAAAARFFF!!!...so, are you busy today?"

For more information about this highly contagious disease, you can check out the Norovirus blog. No joke, this virus is so popular, it even has its own blog! I suppose you could say that I am about to join one of the original social networks...pray for us!


  1. Take some vitamin C, drink lots of C-rich juice, and wash yours hands frequently.

  2. Arghhhh! That is SO horrid. Let us know what we can do to help!

  3. Yow! Sorry for you, Sam, but in my experience, parents tend to take turns being sick. I don't know what it is, maybe at some unconscious level your body knows you need to hold out until your wife can handle things, and then you'll fall. That's happened to us more than once.
    Stay strong and remember there's a mental game, too.

  4. Stop eating your kids stool.

    How is norovirus spread?

    Noroviruses are found in the stool or vomit of infected people. People can become infected with the virus in several ways, including:

    eating food or drinking liquids that are contaminated with norovirus;
    touching surfaces or objects contaminated with norovirus, and then placing their hand in their mouth;
    having direct contact with another person who is infected and showing symptoms (for example, when caring for someone with illness, or sharing foods or eating utensils with someone who is ill).