I'm still here in Texas. It's HOT. But on the up side, I've had some great Mexican food.
Thank you all for your good thoughts and prayers. Mom came through the surgery with flying colors. She's had a little trouble with A-fib (arterial fibrillation -- "palpitations") since waking, but the medication is helping.
(Hmm. Wonder if she'll share...)
If all goes well, she'll get out of the ICU today, and into a more comfortable room. Her doctors and nurses have been universally wonderful. They've turned a horrendous experience into something bearable.
The poor things also now know I'm a writer, because Mom insists on telling everyone who comes into her room, whether it's to take her blood or adjust her wires and tubes, that her daughter is going to be published. And then, being Mom, she also adds, "It took her long enough."
Ah, moms. You gotta love 'em.
Anyway, I'll be here for a while longer. Internet coverage at the hospital is spotty, so you may not see much of me, but I'm thinking of you all. Really missing making my blog rounds, too. Can't wait to catch up when all this medical mess is behind me.