EXCLUSIVE | 'Sweet Home Sextuplets': Eric and Courtney worry about their family of 11 as Covid-19 hits US
The Waldrop family had been having a nice time together, but things are about to get tense in the house. Eric and Courtney received a terrifying call from one of their friends who was quick to inform them about coronavirus cases increasing in the US. The call got the pair worried and they wondered what it meant for their family of 11. While speaking on the phone, Courtney admitted she had been aware of effects of Covid-19 in China, but hearing how nearly 15 people were tested positive, she did not feel good about what lay ahead of them. "I knew it was extremely bad in China, but I did not know it made its way into the US," she said. "It is so scary".
Right after the call, Courtney decided to read up some articles on coronavirus and was not pleased to find out that it was expected to affect 40-70 percent of the people. Eric knew things were about to get worse in the US as he compared it to the state that China was in. "All I know is there are thousands and thousands of people who got it in China and if it can spread like that there, it can spread like that here".
Courtney admitted it was a very scary situation to be in. "You know when you are a family of nine kids and there are 11 of us, if anybody gets sick in our house it runs throughout and it one after the other. There is no way stopping it," Eric said. "If one of us gets it, then we are all going to get it". Thinking about what may happen in the future, Eric wondered how they would handle the pandemic if it were to affect their town. Courtney admitted it wasn't something she wanted to imagine. The fear of coronavirus comes right after the family faced a terrible cyclone that damaged the area around their house.
While the Waldrop managed to be safe through the cyclone, Eric and Courtney are now worried about how the pandemic would affect their family. Can the Waldrop survive the pandemic? Tune into the next episode to find out!
'Sweet Home Sextuplets' airs on Tuesdays at 10 pm ET on TLC.