The Plague of 2009

Over a week ago Jack wins a double ear infection at the daycare lottery. Antibiotics. Jack develops cough. Parents celebrate Mom’s birthday with dinner out. Dad returns home to project it into the toilet. Stomach flu. 1:00am, Jack vomits in crib. Stomach flu. 8:00am, Mom vomits. Flu. Family incapacitated. Sunday grandma drives to the rescue from NY. Jack’s 1-week cough persists. Miserable baby. Storm into pediatrician office. Miserable baby. Antibiotics did not work on ear infections. New antibiotics. Jack shuns food. Some improvement in Dad and Mom. Mom relapses. Jack is listless. Grandma gets sick. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have issued a warning to maintain a 50 mile safe zone around house.