Oh, kids. They are both a joy and the source of the greatest worry anyone will ever experience. From bumps, bruises, coughs, sniffles, and other childhood afflictions, parents have to be on extra alert when it comes to the health of our families. It’s a job requirement! My six-year-old son Andre has been blessed with great health, but with kids there is always the risk of something happening when the doctor’s office is closed and you can’t imagine waiting for hours in Urgent Care or the Emergency Room. In our case it was the Great Stomach Flu situation of 2012, which had us on repeat visits to the ER where we waited for hours on end to be seen. Being Autistic, Andre’s attention span is limited and being alone in those waiting rooms for hours is a challenge.
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