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How To Ensure You Never Miss A Call For Help

Each workday starts in the makeshift office next to my mother's bedroom. Before starting my day, I peek into my mother's room to check if she's awake.

As I approached the office one morning, I could hear my mother squeak out my name. Her voice was weak. I learned she had been calling me at some point in the night, and sadly, I couldn't hear her call.

My mother slightly lifted her head to quietly say, "I need water."

With cold water to the rescue, I raised her hospital bed so she could safely swallow.

Each time she gulped her water, she smiled and whispered, "It's good."