When Your Sick Kid Is 28 Years Old and 2000 Miles Away 

Grown-up 30-year-old son says goodbye after a Thanksgiving visit home. On a another occasion he was a grown-up kid in the hospital. Photo by Barbara Newhall

Saying good-bye to Peter in our garage after a Thanksgiving visit home. A few hours later he would be half a continent away. Photo by Barbara Newhall

Mothering That Faraway Grown-Up Kid When He’s in the Hospital

What do you do when your grown-up kid is in the hospital a half continent away? Jump on a plane? Stick by the phone? Here’s what I wrote back in 2009 when Peter was rushed to the hospital for an emergency appendectomy — “Peter Has Appendicitis in Minnesota. How Do I Mother Him From California?”


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