For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. Odd Dog

    Odd Dog GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Have to admit I was surprised she even came home in first place. You have to practically drag my sister out of building if one of the kids gets sick enough to spend night in hospital.

  2. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, about 2 years ago

    Elizabeth will appreciate her being there (during wakeful periods).

  3. Arye Uygur

    Arye Uygur said, about 2 years ago

    Must be a two-car family.

  4. bawana

    bawana said, about 2 years ago

    @Arye Uygur

    Isn’t everyone? It’s just my wife and I and we have two cars and a truck. You never know when you need a spare…….

  5. Cigray59

    Cigray59 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @bawana

    exactly why most of europe views us a “spoiled americans”

  6. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Lynn’s Notes:
    I have waited in hospital lounges many times hoping that my presence alone would help to heal or to make someone’s illness go away. Perhaps, the vigil is as much for me as it is for the person I worry for. Just by being there, I feel that I’m actually doing something.

  7. bluffwood

    bluffwood said, about 2 years ago

    @clgray59 Oh, yeah, those French with 7 weeks vacation.

  8. Jean

    Jean said, about 2 years ago

    @Bluffwood, did you know that in some European countries the ladies have 2 YEARS off after they have a baby? Here we are lucky to get 6 weeks and then the employer complains about you taking so much time off.

  9. Monkeyhead

    Monkeyhead said, about 2 years ago

    I’ve heard that there are some hospitals redoing their children’s wings to have almost suites. A crib and a bed in each room and the parent pays like an extra fee but can stay there with their little ones. It may be for only those that are in intensive care but it’s cool that the hospitals are realizing that caring for the little one means caring for the whole family too.

  10. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, about 2 years ago

    @Cigray59

    Why are you so concerned about what Europeans think. They don’t pay taxes here.

  11. Beleck3

    Beleck3 said, about 2 years ago

    if only we didn’t have to have cars/truck. you know have mass transit. oh no!! the oil companies want our money.
    such idiocy to talk about Europeans. trains and mass transit is only for Europeans unless you live in NY. or DC.

    the powers that be like cars, they get rich off of us that way

  12. YokohamaMama

    YokohamaMama said, about 2 years ago

    Had no choice but to stay with my son in hospital in Singapore many years ago. No nursing service beyond the basic medical treatment required. And no beds for parents. Just hard upright chairs. I would have been there anyway, but would have appreciated a bit more comfort.

  13. Think Mann

    Think Mann said, about 2 years ago

    Our childrens hospital has chairs that convert into beds for the parents. They encourage the parents to stay with the kids. Our kid was there in 1983 on and off for 8 months.

  14. Diana Herr

    Diana Herr GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Being a parent, I’m not sure why the writer of this comic didn’t have her Mom staying with her!! I never would have left my small child at the hosp. alone! And, being a retired Paramedic I certainly never “jabbed” a needle into anyone’s arm…lol

  15. pointy_stick

    pointy_stick said, about 2 years ago

    @Cigray59. This strip is pretty much 30 years old and Lynn and family are Canadian not American.
    30 years ago it wasn’t anywhere near as common to be welcome to stay at a hospital bedside, especially as Elizabeth would be in a ward room with at least 2 or 3 other kids.

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