…and the next one falls…


We are currently living under a siege.

We lost the war to stay healthy as one of our sons succumbed to the local virus, not even being able to attend Christmas dinner. I shall not go into the gory details of the symptoms, but let us just say that it was not pretty.

His daughter had been victimized by it a day before and was seemingly free of fever on Christmas. She came over but by the end of the day, right before the meal, she was taken home by her mom as she was not feeling great.

Her uncle, our other son, had complained of not feeling great. He wasn’t sure if it was just the power of suggestion and that perhaps he was really okay or whether or not he really had contracted the disease.

Several days later he too was down, even going into work as his father-in-law and boss was not sure he could handle the day’s work with the personnel he had, but ended up going home early as his stomach was way too iffy. As it was, three infected people in our family resorted to meds to stop the vomiting.

On Thursday, we had the two little grandkids we have normally, since their mom was involved in a swim meet. The younger of the two had a fever after a short period of time.

On Thursday, our daughter-in-law, wife of the first male victim, was attacked by the bathroom-calling disease. It is just horrible!

I do have a few questions for the professionals out there. How many times can you wash your hands before the skin starts coming off? How much paranoia can an individual endure and does this paranoia contribute to lowering our immunities to the point that our bodies cave in to the virus?

It is a harsh time at the Koerners on the North Shore. I am hoping all the rest of the people on the North Shore are resistant to the current strain of the disease.

Stay healthy!

About Richard Koerner

Sixty something, father, papi, educator, organizer, Francophile, traveler, amateur photographer, gardener, cyclist, kayaker, calligrapher, cinephile, reader, and overall renaissance type human being.
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