Monday, 30 December 2013 23:37

Powerless, again

I have 34 minutes of battery life on my laptop to write this story. I must be quick. I must be concise. I have been without power for 21 hours. 

My story begins on a Saturday night with my son's runny nose. I can bet money on the number of times Jack has gone to bed with the sniffles and woke up with a full-blown head cold. For most kids, this is no big deal. Average kids can weather 12 colds a year and keep on going. Jack has asthma and ill-formed eustachian tubes. Add these two unfortunate circumstances together, and you get a kid who makes a lot of mucous with no way to drain it from his ears. I blame the genetics from my husband's side of the family, but really, blame is of no use. One hundred or so ear infections later, the only thing that is of use is antibiotics, and lots of them. 

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