Famous last words, almost. Don’t read further if you don’t like medical stories. I haven’t been blogging for a few weeks – busy at a conference in Saskatchewan and then sitting at son’s hospital bedside. Son (age 28) demonstrated the hazards of not believing that the excruciating stomach pain really could be life-threatening. After a ruptured appendix, peritonitis, systemic blood infection and pneumonia, involving 13 days in the hospital, he is now at his home recuperating. I find it very hard to create a clever and entertaining blog about the experience, from a mother’s point of view!
As usual, we know how lucky we are to have universal health care in Canada, even though it is easy to see “opportunities for improvement.” It was a very informative experience for son’s girlfriend, who is a student nurse. She was fabulous support to him and to me. (I was away at first. Thank goodness for text messaging!)