drying it out and reviving it were to no avail.
The next day we went to the new Apple Store in Des Peres. It was a beehive of activity. They worked me in and found that my phone was deader than dead.
I purchased an SE which is a fully updated phone that is still the same size as my iPhone 5.
Now for the Good News: all my data was in The Cloud so I didn't lose anything but time and money.
The wonderful green haired Katy transferred all my data from The Cloud to my new phone and I was back in action. They are very
efficient and they really have fun doing it.