Sick Kids: Ya Gotta Have Friends and Good Old Fashioned Neighbors

October 17th, 2010

I realized with horror tonight that I had not updated my blog. It seemed that between Twitter, FaceBook, email and the phone, I had gotten the word out to everyone I knew: my son is home, recuperating from surgery for a ruptured appendix.

It was so comforting to have the many cyber-hugs and words of sympathy from you, some of whom I’ve met “In Real Life” and others who remain mainly a Twitter handle.

But at the end of the day, it was those precious friends and neighbors (yes, who read my blog too!) who saved the day.  My son’s best friend’s parents and neighbors, who brought us a bottle of wine and my son a giant bag filled with books and a long sought after Diji (don’t ask!) to keep him occupied.  They kept my little one so I could go to the hospital.  The neighbors who took in my little guy and had him over for more playdates than usual to keep him occupied. Yet other neighbors who kept the little guy when I, in a trance, mistakenly picked him up early from preschool.

It’s been a long nine days since he first got sick, but tomorrow he gets the container that is attached to him removed. He’ll be a bit less fragile then. And every day he’s stronger and more like his old self.

Thanks again to everyone for your caring words, tweets, emails, and phone calls at a very rough time!


6 Responses to “Sick Kids: Ya Gotta Have Friends and Good Old Fashioned Neighbors”

  1. Linda on October 18, 2010 4:48 am

    So glad your little one is doing better. Blessed be.

  2. Lynn on October 18, 2010 12:15 pm

    Thanks, Linda!

  3. Anne-Marie Faiola on October 22, 2010 2:59 pm

    I am so glad to hear your son is healing. I hope he recovers quickly. Poor little guy. My thoughts are with you and your family.

  4. Reut on October 28, 2010 1:54 pm

    I wish your son all the best, I hope he’ll recover from the surgery soon!

  5. sher on November 1, 2010 2:45 pm

    so scary! and so glad he is doing better. hang in there!!!!!

  6. Elena on November 5, 2010 7:32 am

    I am thrilled to hear your son is feeling better. My mom is struggling with thyroid cancer, I know how hard can be.
    .-= Elena´s last blog ..Updates =-.

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