Last Tuesday the wife was admitted to the hospital. As I got ready to head home for the night I asked her if she needed me to bring her anything the next morning. She listed her comb and toothbrush among other items.
Wednesday morning I arrived bright and early. I gave her her sundries and she combed and brushed etc.
Wednesday night I came home early from the hospital, since she was still groggy and sleeping from her endoscope. I watched some TV and headed to prepare for bed. It is my usual habit to brush my teeth before hitting the sheets. As i reached into the drawer something was odd. The toothpaste was missing! I had taken the tube to the hospital. I reached into my always ready travel bag and grabbed the small tube that lives there. I picked up my toothbrush, spread on the paste and noticed the toothbrush was blue. "So", you might say. We have had a long-standing and inviolate policy that the wife always uses a blue toothbrush and I have a red one. She is also to NEVER squeeze the toothpaste tube in the middle, but that is a separate topic. I had taken her the wrong toothbrush.
Lucky for me, we had a new red brush in the drawer. Unlucky for her she spread my mouth germs into hers that morning.
Thursday morning I put her BLUE brush into a baggie and slipped it into my pocket. After arriving at the hospital, I asked her how she was feeling. She told me fine.
"You are not feeling sick today/" I asked. she told me no.
I replied "I bet I can make you feel sick", and held out the blue toothbrush.
She looked at it and said "It is a toothbrush". I just looked at her . After about ten seconds she uttered with a great deal of disgust "Oh, ugh, I used your toothbrush! Yuck" As soon as the nurse let her out of bed she headed to the bathroom and scrubbed the awfulness of my germs from her mouth.
I guess the multiple antibiotics pumped via IV into her blood killed whatever germs I passed to her.