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♫...Just like the ones I used to know...♫ - Blather. Rants. Repeat.
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♫...Just like the ones I used to know...♫
No, not anything close to a White Christmas here- but our long history of Holiday Hiccups™ has continued.

You name it, it's happened- going way back to the Great Northeast Power Blackout of 1965 falling on my birthday. In more recent times, we've endured: strange reactions going to family members' homes for Thanksgiving; strange reactions FROM family members coming to ours for the day; Eleanor, once, preparing and delivering a full holiday dinner for her mother, only to find that Josephine had catered the whole thing by the time we got there. We've had sewer backups on multiple New Years weekends, and a hot water heater that died on the Fourth of July, but the true drama seems reserved for medical emergencies. There was another Fourth with Eleanor's back going almost into traction for the entire day, and a dicey Christmas Eve 2012 when Cameron had an asthma attack here, minus his inhaler, and we spent most of the evening trying to find one for him.

This year, though? The news came by phone: Emily had spent Christmas Eve Night at their apartment throwing up, and she then spent the first half of her Christmas Day in an emergency room.

The initial suspicion was food poisoning, although the two of them had eaten the same things the night before and Cameron reported no ill effects; and there was some evidence of gall bladder problems. Their best guess was a little of both, probably a reaction to a combination of grease in her meal and carbonation in her beverage that didn't set right with her.

She got a prescription to settle things down, spent the afternoon resting from it, and as of about half an hour ago they were on the road and should be here by a (latish) dinner hour.

As for anything else? Stay tuned.... especially if you're a physician or a plumber:P
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rainbow_goddess From: rainbow_goddess Date: December 25th, 2014 11:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sounds kind of like my family! One Christmas Day before I was born, my siblings and my father all woke up with chicken pox. Another Christmas, my dad went to the ER with appendicitis. One year my brother went to the ER with a gall bladder attack. When my sister's kids were little, it seemed like one of them always wound up in the emergency room between Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Oh, and there was one time when my mother fell and hit her head and became incoherent after somebody's birthday party.
captainsblog From: captainsblog Date: December 26th, 2014 12:00 am (UTC) (Link)
Wow. Enough to make you want to convert to something without a Solstice-ish festival. (If in fact there are any.)

They got here, no worse for wear, so hopefully we're set for a bit:)
thanatos_kalos From: thanatos_kalos Date: December 25th, 2014 11:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh dear-- lots of water (juice if she can take it), bland, light foods (e.g., toast but no butter, oatmeal, maybe some veggies) and hopefully she'll feel better.
captainsblog From: captainsblog Date: December 26th, 2014 12:02 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you, Doctor;)

Speaking of Doctors, here's a joke from the QI Christmas special that was David Tennant's first (and possibly only) appearance on the show:

"Doctor, doctor, I can't stop singing Auld Lang Syne."
"Fine- I'll send you to the Burns unit."

thanatos_kalos From: thanatos_kalos Date: December 26th, 2014 02:22 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm not a doctor yet-- year of revisions. :( You can call me Doctor in 2016, if I'm lucky.

"Doctor, doctor, I can't stop singing Auld Lang Syne."
"Fine- I'll send you to the Burns unit."

*groan* I remember that one; QI gets repeated a lot here. :)
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