Here, But Not Really

I got back to The OC late last night.

It took me about 14 hours to get home –

The joys of cross country air travel!

I came home to a very (!!) sick kid.

The kind of sick that scares a parent to death.

(And makes me feel like the worst parent in the world because I wasn’t here when he needed me.)

(But, if I wasn’t at my other son’s graduation I would have been a horrible parent also!?)

I’ll be taking my youngest to the doctor and/or the hospital today.

He went to a doc-in-the-box while I was gone, and they did absolutely nothing.

Skyrocketing fever and chills for several days?

Meh … probably just a reaction to your meningitis vaccine … the one you had twelve days ago.

I will get him to our “real” doctor today.


I’m seeing Paul Newman today.

(I REALLY need him!)


I still need to unpack, and do all the things a person needs to do when returning from several days out of town.

Of course, the first priority is my sick kid.

I’m really worried about him …..

8 Responses to “Here, But Not Really”

  1. Diane

    Vaccinations can do some really horrible things. Hubby will be traveling internationally and is getting a vaccine today for hepatitis. Crossing fingers all goes well, for both Hubby AND your son for goodness sakes. Sounds like he needed his mom, but so did the other son. 🙁

    • Suzanne

      I hope the hepatitis vaccine went smoothly.
      The problem with being a mom is that there’s mom-guilt oftentimes, no matter how hard you try to do the right thing.

  2. Sandra

    Yikes! I hope he’s okay!!!! Sending some healing vibes over!

  3. stacy g

    Glad I had not read about the vaccine until now since I just took my girl to get hers. She seems fine, BTW. I hope your son is better soon. Will pray for him.

  4. Hil

    Yes vaccinations certainly can be a double edged sword. I had a vaccination for Typhoid once, it certainly knocked me around, I would hate to have the full blown disease. Hope your son pulled through OK


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