I hope you won’t be bored with my sharing a couple of tidbits involving my family. We had our annual Easter get-together yesterday. Yes, Easter isn’t until next weekend, but our schedules (namely, my little sister’s and her weekend with her daughters) had priority over the dictate of the calendar on the wall. Anyway, we had our big to-do yesterday, and while it was enjoyable to see my family, it wasn’t as fun as in years past. The reason for that was my other sister and her two daughters were out sick. One of them, my niece and goddaughter, actually came down with Influenzavirus B late last week and has a 101 degree fever. Yikes!
Someone else in our family also has some health concerns: My mom, who has has had issues with her eyes over the past couple of years. Every 6 to 8 weeks, she needs to see an eye doctor to determine how the pressure and bleeding is fairing inside one of her eyes, and if necessary, receive an injection of medication. Yesterday, Mom let me know that she has cataracts that will need to be operated on. Luckily (sort of), her doctor says her eyes are in suitable enough of a condition that she can put off cataract surgery until next year. At least Mom is nowhere near the point where she’ll be losing her sight any time soon.
So, while the rest of us were enjoying our brunch and catching up on everything going on in our lives, I had fingers crossed in the back of my mind that my niece would get over the flu soon and that my mom’s eye condition would not get serious. Something tells me that with the strong-willed women in our family, both of them will pull through okay.