Published by Tony Burns at Smashwords
Copyright 2012 - Tony Burns
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He tried to focus his eyes as he emerged from his slumber. All he could see was white - ceiling, walls, window blinds. Another hard night sleeping in a hospital, he thought as he rubbed his eyes. His head was throbbing, probably from sleeping on the wooden arm of the chair again.
Waking up in a hospital was not a strange occurrence for Moses Preston, whose mother Mildred was battling cancer. Often, Moses’ nightly visits turned into overnight stays, especially on those occasions she needed her son’s presence just for her own peace of mind.
Mildred, in her mid-fifties, had been fighting the disease for three years. After two surgeries and more radiation treatments than Moses could count, she was feeling better but she had a long road remaining in the hospital.