1. Alec is properly sick for the first time in his life and he cries fearful tears. By the time the third round comes he looks a lot less terrified -- we've explained that it's his stomach getting rid of something yucky and cheer him on when he aims for the bucket.
2. "He fell asleep holding my hand," says Nick.
3. I know I'm going down with this bug -- it's a relief when, on the stroke of midnight, I have to roll Alec out of the way and run to the bathroom.