Monday, November 2, 2009

My Viral Outbreak

This past weekend at our house we had an episode with the H1N1 virus. It sure made for a fun holiday, let me tell you. Of course my dad would bring it home first, stupid sick patients (KIDDING). It went through every member of the family and all healed quickly, except for one. Austin started acting kind of funny. Apparently the high fever affected his brain more than the rest of us. He started experiencing swelling, which caused some strange symptoms. He would stagger through the house, mumbling to himself. He started ignoring his personal hygiene (started...hehehe). Probably the most noticeable was his sudden request for raw meat for dinner. RAW! He just gobbled it straight from the fridge, bloody raw meat. He loved it! Started mumbling 'Flesh' all the time. Good thing I am work during the day because I would not want to be around him all day. Then Saturday, the rest of us had gone out to lunch to celebrate our new found health, again. We came home to a strange sight.

We at first concerned for Austin's safety. Especially, when after we walked through the house he was no where to be found. Then the neighbor's came over, they were all asking if we had seen their dog... cat... child etc. What in the world was going on? Where was Austin? Later that night we found him hiding in the yard chewing on a chicken. He looked just awful!

We posted signs throughout the yard "Beware of Zombies" but all night could hear the screams of small children. Apparently, they were not old enough to read yet. Finally we came up with a plan. Dad had been working on a cure all week and decided it was time. We cornered him in the yard, sprayed him down with the hose to subdue, while father sprang with the injection. Austin howled but soon fell asleep. We were able to carry him inside, shower him off, and soon he could be found munching on Snickers bars. Far better than flesh. He has been doing much better, thank you. Looks like he will be back to his old self in no time. Thank for your concerns!

p.s. We deeply apologize to our neighbors for any inconveniences/dismemberments Austin's illness may have caused.


AdaMandy said...

HA i'm so glad you were able to help him. Those porr children.

Blake and Audra said...

oh my goodness!! How horrible. I can't believe he was eating children and RAW MEAT! What a scary ZOMBIE! oh need to be a children's book writer! :)