I got a scary call this morning. My mom had been taken to the ER. I won’t go into the details here, but I’ll just say I was quite worried for a few hours and being half a continent away didn’t help. At this point she has been out of the hospital for most of the day, and she is doing much much better. She’ll need a bunch of tests and stuff over the next few days though, and the Doctor said she probably shouldn’t be alone for a bit. So some friends and colleagues of hers are staying with her tonight, and I’m about to head to the airport to spend the rest of the week in Ohio with her to be her driver and to just be there for a bit. Of course at this point she is sure she’ll be completely fine in the morning and none of this is necessary. But I’m still going. I’ll believe all that when I hear it directly from the Doctor.