Doctor Check-ups (Gladys)

Letter transcription:

Kentland Ind
Nov 27 – 1942

Dear Daddy –

Went to Laf. today and had the final check for John’s eyes. Had to get new lenses (8⁰⁰). I didn’t see Dr. Ade because I took David out to Dr. Cole so don’t know just what was the matter but he told John something but John couldn’t remember what he said. On Dr. Cole’s scale David weighed 9 lbs 13 oz – and one ago he weighed 7 lbs 9 oz down there. So he is gaining fast enough now. He is taking 5 oz at a feeding and the formula is now 12 oz carnation 18 oz water. I had Dr. C. give me an authine [?] for feedings including egg, cereal, fruit etc. as it is time – because it is too much of a job to take the baby down in this kind of weather and the size he is now. I will have to take him when he is old enough for shots but that won’t be till spring. Mark went along with us today. He went to a 10¢ store and got a model airplane and is studing it now.

[page 2] I bought the chest of drawers today from Sears that I mentioned before. I am going to get two sections of book shelves to match, for the den. The chest for the baby clothes.

Dr. Cole was so busy today. I was there about 12:30 and was about to see him when he had to rush over to the Home hospital and do a section – Mrs. Cole had brought his lunch to him and he did take time out to eat before doing the operation – but we went back to town because he couldn’t see any patients until after 2 P.M. I went back out about 3:15 and waited until about 4 or maybe a little sooner. However we were home by 6 P.M. Dr. C. said Dr. A. had written to some Dr. in Laf. and he had told Dr. C. he was about 1 mi & ½ from your camp.

I have to take this to town to mail at the hotel because I didn’t get it written in time to send via P.O. I didn’t have time to write this A.M. and we left about 11 A.M. – hence missing the regular mail.

I will apologize for this letter because there isn’t much to it but promise to do better next time. (Haven’t rec’d the money letters yet)

Love – Mother

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2 thoughts on “Doctor Check-ups (Gladys)

  1. davidmadison1942

    I finally figured out “authine”–it’s “outline”–an outline for the feedings….

    I guess there was a later mail pickup at the hotel: “I have to take this to town to mail at the hotel because I didn’t get it written in time to send via P.O.”

    “and one ago he weighed” should read “one month ago”


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