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What happened to Linda?


Let’s play “What happened to Linda? This morning’s edition,” shall we?

I started writing this post–read: that first sentence–before I had a nap. When it took me a full minute to decide whether the word should be “edition” or “addition,” I knew finishing the post wasn’t worth risking my career as an editor.

Even after a three-hour nap, it’s an iffy prospect. I sincerely hope I’m making sense.

Where was I? Oh, yeah.

I put my darling son Alex to bed at just after 10 last night. He fell asleep after begging me to take him to the hospital. Now, you have to realize that the hospital is one of his favourite places in the world, so I take most of his pleas with a grain of salt. Last night, though, his breathing started sounding more horrible than it has all week.

At midnight, I finally said yes. By 1am, the decision had been made by the doctor to admit him for a couple of days. He has pneumonia again.

But, of course, it couldn’t possibly be that easy. Alex’s ultimate goal was to get out of emergency and up onto the floor, where he could hang out with the nurses. For the next thirteen hours he sat in anticipation of being admitted, asking me every fifteen seconds, When are we going upstairs?

I got home at 3pm.

So that’s “What happened to Linda,” and why I was thinking I should be posting the SoCS prompt at 9:30 this morning, too far away from my laptop to do it. And, backing up, why I was thinking I should be posting my illegal-A-Z-Challenge for the letter “V” at midnight last night as I drove to my local hospital.

Where Alex is now, happily wandering the halls, chasing nurses, because his obsession with the hospital far surpasses the actual science that tells the doctors he’s too sick to stay home.

Thank you to the bloggers who volunteered their “V” suggestions for yesterday’s post that’s not going to happen. I need sleep. That’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it.

Author: Linda G. Hill

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

24 thoughts on “What happened to Linda?

  1. Oh! Linda I hope you are rested by now and that Alex is on the mend ๐Ÿ’œ ๐Ÿ’œ


  2. Gah. Sorry he’s got more sick than a cold. I hope you’re getting rest today.

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  3. Oh, wow. I hope Alex gets better soon, and you get some well-deserved rest.


  4. Poor Alex (sort of, cuz it ain’t fun having pneumonia even if you love the hospital) and poor Linda (because, it surely ain’t fun making late night/early morning trips to the ER, even wit a someone who adores the hospital …).
    I hope Alex soon feels a-OK and that you soon feel rested and that you know that any challenge pales in comparison to taking care of yourself and of Alex’s caretaker (which happens to be you, so you need to take very good care of you!).
    Sending healing energies, for the highest good, and may Alex continue to love the hospital but perhaps only visit in to cheer up patients instead of for being one himself …


  5. I hope Alex is feeling better soon (although it sounds like he is enjoying himself).
    Take care of yourself too, Linda


  6. Sending healing thoughts your way…


  7. Hope Alex is recovering well.


  8. I hope you are getting some much needed rest. Thanks so much for thinking about us, even after a day like that. I hope Alex recovers quickly (even though it sounds like he likes being there).


  9. Grab your Zzzs while the grabbing’s good. HUGS


  10. I hope you can get some rest. Thank you for getting the prompt out after all that.


  11. Hi Linda, you and your family is a perfect example for the good old saying “no rest for the wicked”. Sorry you are having so much trouble and I hope you wake up rested and Alex is getting better soon. You are in my thoughts and prayers daily even though I dont turn up that often in your blog. Sending you coffee, brownies, lots of hugs (if wanted) and healing energy. And btw you rock no matter what! ๐Ÿ˜š๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ


  12. I am so sorry, Linda. It is so exhausting when your child is in the hospital even if Alex does like being there. The mental stress is huge. I am reading The Magician’s Curse and finding it really good.


  13. Poor you! Hope youโ€™ve managed to get some rest and wishing Alex a speedy recovery. x


  14. Hope Alex feels better soon and you can get back to your blog !


  15. I bet you can hardly wait to get to the illegal ZZZZZZs. Rest when you can, dear!

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  16. I hope he is better now. Regards


  17. Man oh man, what a day/night. Thinking positive thoughts and maybe you can get a little rest now.


  18. Oh, Linda, you have had more than your share. Sending you every kind of good vibe I can muster. Try to get some rest. ๐Ÿ’•


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