Life as a Writer, Disney World Cast Member, and
Big Sister through Foster Care & Adoption
Welcome back to Taylor Talks!
It’s Christmas Eve, and that means that there’s a lot to do for Santa’s big arrival tonight. As Number One Elf in the family, I have a very important job helping to make Christmas special each year, and this year more than ever.
Unfortunately, one of my littlest sisters is sick. Both of the twins and I have asthma, and we all get worse in the cold weather. However, for one of my little sisters, it seemed to be more than just her asthma acting up when she kept coughing and then throwing up. My mom had been giving her medication in the nebulizer quite often, but eventually decided that they should run over to the doctor just to make sure everything was alright.
Well of course, with the luck my family has, my little sister is apparently on the verge of pneumonia or something. The doctor said that if tomorrow wasn’t Christmas, then she’d send her to the hospital right now. Instead, she gave my mom a round of really strong medication and she needs to do her nebulizer every three hours. The poor thing, she’s so pitiful when she’s sick like this!
It’s been a little while since they got home from the doctor and my sister started the medication, and she seems to be doing alright. I just hope that she’s okay and doesn’t have to go to the hospital tomorrow. But in the meantime, we left all of our gift wrapping for the last minute, and with my mom out of the house and dealing with a sick child all day, it’s been up to me to get everything done on time. So I’ve been in my parents’ bedroom wrapping all day, but hey, at least I had an opportunity to catch up on a bunch of shows that I had DVR’ed in there!
Here’s hoping that tonight and tomorrow go smoothly, and that there are no hospital runs in our future. May all of your Christmases be wonderful as well!
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My family has been doing foster care since I was three years old. I'm the only biological child in my family, though I now have five permanent siblings. Having nineteen siblings over the course of my lifetime has been an incredible experience, and I'm hoping that by sharing some of the ups and downs of being the only bio kid in a foster family, other foster families or people looking into doing foster care will be able to learn a bit of what life can be like. I also like to share what life is like on my journey to becoming a published author, as well as where my schooling and career choice are taking me.