3 AM

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Submitter Name: 
Squashed Mom
Content Creator Name: 
Varda Steinhardt
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The Squashed Bologna: a slice of life in the sandwich generation

Spending time once again in the ER, Varda is watching over her frail, elderly, increasingly forgetful mother. In the middle of the night she observes the ER around her, and reflects on the suffering she sees, the familiarity of the hospital, the reversal of their roles, as she now takes care of her mother, instead of the other way around.