For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. barb4255

    barb4255 said, about 3 years ago

    Doing good!

  2. TEMPLO S.U.D.

    TEMPLO S.U.D. said, about 3 years ago

    now we’ll have to know what the bug was

  3. Dha Dha

    Dha Dha said, about 3 years ago

    be better more a little Lizzie

  4. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, about 3 years ago

    re: howtheduck
    Sometimes the visits are short. I had to go yesterday for about 4 hours. (Medicine the doc gave me caused anaphylactic shock. When I started sounding like a cartoon character, I realized something pretty serious was going on.) They put in an IV, added several chemicals and within a half hour the swelling was all but gone. Most of the time was observation and waiting for the initial test results to come back.

  5. Downundergirl

    Downundergirl said, about 3 years ago

    but kids can bounce back pretty quick!

    hope your are better now Nabuquduriuzhur

  6. kfccanada

    kfccanada said, about 3 years ago

    At that age, kids can come down with several different illnesses that produce an elevated temperature…..measles, mumps, meningitis, polio….It’s always better to be safe than sorry…when in doubt, go to the hospital.

  7. frerrick

    frerrick said, about 3 years ago

    What a great sound for any Mother to hear when she is worried about her child………… “Hi Mom” !!!!!

  8. ReneTray

    ReneTray said, about 3 years ago


  9. ReneTray

    ReneTray said, about 3 years ago



  10. ReneTray

    ReneTray said, about 3 years ago


    Yes. Or in another situation the child said “I’m hungry.” after being in a serious state. Or when after emergency childbirth situation and newborn is crying.

  11. Bailey

    Bailey said, about 3 years ago

    Dehydration, maybe? I know my husband has suffered from severe dehydration a few times in his life… and was hospitalized with it as a young child.
    We always keep pediatric electrolytes on hand now, and he takes them as soon as either of us note the early-warning signs.

  12. Lewis Linson

    Lewis Linson said, about 3 years ago

    With my two, they would get something and be sick as dogs for a day or two, then I would get it and have it for a week. With two active boys, you get to know the ER personnel rather well each summer. Getting stitched up every month or so didn’t seem to curb their fondness any for rough play.

  13. Yvonne

    Yvonne said, about 3 years ago

    Interesting hospital. Mom wasn’t allowed to sleep in her room. Is it the time-frame or is it a Canada thing?

  14. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Lynn’s Notes:
    I think kids recover from illnesses well because they have such positive attitudes. When I was eighteen, I had my appendix out. Considering myself an adult, I was disappointed to be put in the children’s ward. Surrounding me were kids recovering from all kinds of serious things, and all I could hear was laughter, music, and the sounds of the day. When I visited the adult ward, there were complaints, depression, subdued conversation, and an “old” smell. I was then glad to be where I was.

  15. legaleagle48

    legaleagle48 said, about 3 years ago


    More than likely the time frame. As has been repeatedly pointed out in here over the past few days, hospitals were generally much less inclined to let parents sleep overnight in the child’s room 25-30 years ago (which is when this strip is set).

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