A Christmas to remember
Grace woke up with a start. The pain seared through her body. Panicked she let out a cry for her mum. Her mum came running in. “What’s wrong” her mum asked. Grace could barely walk. She had severe pain in her side and her back.
She started vomiting and the pain got worse. Her mum said “That’s it”. We must go straight to the hospital.
Grace’s mum picked her up and put her in the car.
As they drove to the hospital Grace could see lots of families sitting watching TV in their homes together. As they pulled into the car park Grace blacked out. Her mum was in such a fright she ran in and dragged a nurse out. The nurse went back into the hospital and brought out a stretcher. Grace was brought straight into casualty and a doctor saw her right away. The doctor examined her and he had a feeling she had appendicitis. He took a blood and urine sample and sent it to be tested. He also set her up on an IV drip and every four hours she had to get an antibiotic.
She was put into a room in the hospital and told she had to stay the night. Grace got really worried she was wondering would she be out by Christmas day. Grace and her mum both thought about it and they talked to each other though the night.
Grace’s mum was giving out about the uncomfortable blue chair and Grace was giving out about the food she got.
That night a doctor came over to Grace and told her she was not allowed eat anything for 12 hours because she had to have more tests, x- rays and maybe an operation. Grace started crying. For six hours all she did was cry about how they would not let her eat and how it was a form of torture.
That morning which was Christmas morning Grace went down to get her abdomen scanned and x-rayed. When she came back to her room it was 8 o’clock. Again Grace started crying because she wanted to go home and her mother seemed really worried as Grace continued to cry.
At 9 o’clock the nurse came back and she said she had the results from her x rays and they knew what was wrong with Grace.
The nurse explained that it wasn’t her appendix causing the pain………… it was “CONSTIPATION”.
Grace’s mum looked embarrassed. Then the nurse gave her a laxative and she said it would do the trick.
Grace was a bit embarrassed to say the least but she was so excited to be getting home for Christmas day, even if her brothers wouldn’t let her forget this for the rest of her life.
When she got home she was welcomed by all her family and she got the present that she really wanted and had a great Christmas.
Now that’s a Christmas Grace will definitely remember!!!!!
A Christmas to Remember
There I was on Christmas Eve, so excited I couldn’t sleep a wink. The time was ticking, I was counting down the hours, minutes and seconds. There was only seven hours twenty-one minutes and thirty-three seconds left. My blood was rising. I’d say I had high blood pressure. I quietly took out my video camera and tip toed down the stairs. I placed the camera under the pillow but made sure the lens was sticking out. I then tip toed back up the stairs and into my room and soon fell fast asleep.
“Mam, can we go down now please – pretty, pretty, please?” My Mam and Dad looked at each other as if they forgot it was Christmas. “Mam come on” I insisted. “Ok sure.”
“Uh oh” whispered Dad to Mam. I pretended not to hear them and uncovered the blankets and then got out their dressing gowns and threw them on their bed. Slowly they got up and brought me down the stairs. I pushed the handle down. The sweat was pouring off me as I opened the door. I burst through and ran over to my couch where Santa USUALLY puts my presents. There was no sign of anything but my video recorder lens jutting out from the cushion.
A tear was rolling down my face and soon followed by a tsunami of tears.
“It’s OK sweetie’ said Mom, “I’ll bring you shopping tomorrow and buy you everything you wanted and more.”
Talk about timing, my friend Ruth called up for me .She was wearing a hollister pants and in her hand she was holding a docking station and in the other a tennis racket. I looked at Mom as if Santa had brought the presents to the wrong house.
Soon after that, the electricity went. “What is it with us today? I screamed.
“What address did you put on the envelope Eva,? asked Mum. “The Bleach Road” I answered confidently.
Just as I was turning around to run up to my room to cry, out of the corner of my eye I saw there on the kitchen table lay all my toys plus more and a letter which read:
1 North Pole
I am very sorry for the delay but I got stuck down the chimney. Luckily Rudolf saved me by pushing me hard with his antlers. I hope you got all you have asked for!
I saw the video recorder but didn’t want to ruin my magic so left the presents here instead!
Love you loads
PS: Mrs Claus, Rudolf and all the elves say ‘Hi’
Now Ruth and I can be like twins.