It hasn't been a very good year for us so far. As I write this, Al is in Philadelphia waiting for the second leg of his flight home to Homosassa. Sunday, we received a call that no-one wants to get, that his Mom, Anne had taken a fall and was being taken to the hospital. She was in a lot of pain, and tests revealed that she had cracked her hip. Being that she is on blood thinners, they were extra cautious and had her transferred to Bayonet Point Hospital in Hudson, a Level 1 Trauma Center. Fortunately, her CAT scans looked fine (they were worried about a bleed in her brain from the fall), and they were able to do surgery on Monday to repair the hip. We were grateful that the hip didn't need replacing.
She seemed to be progressing ok, until yesterday afternoon when her breathing and vital signs started deteriorating very quickly...within a half hour we received a call that they needed to place her on a ventilator. That's when plans swung into full tilt, and we got Al on a 6AM flight out of Bangor this morning. I'm here with the dogs for now, and God willing won't be needed back there as well.
We just know there will be plenty of good wishes going out, and thanks to all our friendly readers. I'll be back when I can.