New post on Daughter on Duty.
Mama is back in the hospital with another bowel obstruction. After a whirling dervish of a morning Tuesday—according to, M, her caregiver—she started not feeling well. By evening she was vomiting, the ambulance had been called, and I was returning 24-hours early from my weekly Gigi-nanny gig that only just began last week after a year off.
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I am a Pacific Northwest native transplanted to the southeast for 36 years. In 2012, I returned to my childhood home and fell in love with this corner of the country again. I am a grandmother, a storywriter, a teacher, an attention payer, a hiker, and a back roads wanderer. Check out my website (and my memoir) at www.gretchenstaebler.com.
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