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NEVER MIND ME

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Looks like it’s all quiet on the upstairs front, thank goodness. Rowan should be out for a good few hours with the dose she took. I don’t like to go that far, but she needed it after the day we’ve had. For my part, I’m letting myself unwind with a home measure of whisky in a quiet living room. I think this was the closest call yet.

Other people probably wouldn’t understand, but I feel comforted when I have to take my daughter to hospital. Today went well at first – we got a cubicle she likes, the one in the far corner that’s extra wide for her wheelchair and also has some privacy from the nursing station. It’s reassuring to know help is there, but she gets annoyed if they fuss. Of course, it’s awful that she was ill but it’s great to be in good hands.

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