May 17, 2004

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As predicted, the kdis have generously passed on their illness. Mrs M has been struck by Bornholm's disease. This is a painful tightening around the lungs making it hard to move, especially for a pregnant asthmatic like Mrs M. She seemed to be getting better over the weekend only to take a turn last night again. The doctor says it cannot harm the baby, which is good news, but it can take as long as two weeks to recover, which is not.

The only bright side in all of this is the name of the virus that causes this: coxsackie. One of the best names for a virus I've ever come across. Kudos to the dirty-minded researcher who came up with that one. Coxsackie - it makes me grin every time.

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