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Is It Just Me?


Is it just me or does it seem like this is the worst time of year for colds? Every year at Christmas time, someone in my family gets sick. It’s awful when it’s me, because I’m the one everyone counts on to do all the shopping, the wrapping, and the cooking, on top of everything else. This year (knock on wood) it’s not me though. It’s Alex, my little guy.

If it’s just a cold, I’ll be able to keep him home. It’ll be rough, with sleepless nights and plenty of whining, but we’ll make it. If it’s the flu, off to the hospital we’ll go for a nice leisurely stay (for him, he loves the hospital) and for me it’ll be running back and forth for this and that, because they don’t have the equipment to feed him, they can’t get the formula he drinks, and they can’t make up his medicine without the recipe. They also don’t have his size in diapers. Oh, and of course they don’t have sign language interpreters, and none of the nurses, nor any of the doctors (so far) know American Sign Language. It’s loads of fun for Alex – he laughs at them when they try to sign to him – unless he’s very sick, and then I receive phone calls in the middle of the night asking for translations.

But I’m getting ahead of myself, aren’t I? I certainly hope so. Wish us luck!

Author: Linda G. Hill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

22 thoughts on “Is It Just Me?

  1. My wee ones have had a cold this month, too. (Although I suspect it’s because they don’t zip up their g@wd@emn3d coats, and they get worn down from the cruel winter wind.)
    I sure hope Alex doesn’t need to have a hospital stay! That doesn’t sound fun for you at all!


  2. I hope he’s feeling and you haven’t had to go to hospital. Poor little guy (and poor mom!).


  3. I wish you the best of luck getting through this. No fun 😦


  4. Having a special needs child I sympathize with your struggles; hospitals and holidays don’t mix well. Best wishes for staying home next week.


  5. Even with the cold, I think Alex is lucky to have such a great Mom.


  6. I hope, that he will get well very fast. Good luck.


  7. Praying he’s all good(ish) and it’s only a cold. I always enjoy time to myself. Illness can generally give that.


  8. I have a nasty cold. But after reading this, I’m going to quit whining. I don’t have it so bad

    Hope he gets better quickly and it is just a cold


    • That’s funny – I used to have a friend who, whenever she was feeling down, would call me. I inevitably had it worse than her, and it always made her feel better about her own life. It always made me laugh. πŸ™‚

      Thanks very much for your well wishes, Pamela. Much appreciated. πŸ™‚


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