Early Christmas gift
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Only eight days before Christmas and I already got my Christmas gift from God.
Lots of people don’t know what to give me for Christmas. I was once voted hardest to give a present to in my family—harder than my parents. It’s true I have most of the things I need, so the simplest things really make me happy, like my favorite Muji toast

Muji toast

or pointsettias

Pointsettia tree from Grace

But only God knows what I really want.

Last week my son got sick and my world just stopped. You can see from my blog that I hardly went online.
He was cranky on Wednesday after school. On Thursday he had diarrhea about 17 times. I made him stay home.
The following day he insisted on going to school for an exam he didn’t want to miss. I agreed on his condition that he come home after the exam.

Against the doctor’s advice, I gave him 2 mg. of Imodium before sleeping and before going to school.
When he came home at noon he was already running a fever. He fell asleep in the car, weak and tired.
I felt scared and helpless. I called a nurse to help me at home. The nurse and I decided to stop the Imodium and treat him with Dolan, liquids, and a low fat diet.
At night the fever only got worse. The nurse actually panicked and wanted to take him to the E.R. in the middle of night.
Luckily it was only 1:30 AM. I took a chance and texted Dr. Aye Nuguid for advice. He called and told me to let him rest for two hours, nothing by mouth. My son fell asleep.

In the morning we had a new nurse who helped us get his stool and urine samples to the hospital. By 6 PM I had the results. Texted it to Dr. Aye, who gave us a prescription for gastroenteritis.
Soon after his first dose of medicine, my son’s fever started to go down and I started to calm down.
My son still has the runs but no more fever. He’s been back to school.

As a mom I suffered so much during those four days. I felt paralyzed, praying a lot until I fell asleep.
Thank God for the nurses and the doctors, we didn’t have to go to the hospital. Everything was treated at home, which is the most convenient setup for everyone—and cheaper too.
When my son started to get well, I started to get well. In my head I couldn’t stop thanking God for this early Christmas gift. For what does any mom want but to see her children well and happy?

After this, I really couldn’t ask for more.

That said, I am back to the land of the living. I will resume blogging because I have loads of prizes to give away—from tons of Oishi chips to books and cookie butter and Samsung Galaxy phones. Watch for it!

P.S. If you need a private nurse to care for you at home or in the hospital, I highly recommend you contact Moritz at (0917) 512-2441.

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