So it’s been a while—four days—since I last rewarded you hungry readers with a post. I apologize. I have been remiss. Well, I would be remiss except I think I am excused because I’ve had a personal/family thing going on that has been taking much of my focus away from (I’m sorry) you and, to be honest, work in general.
It’s weird to unload such things in a relatively public forum, but I’ll tell you anyway: Last Thursday I found out that my very active, healthy, irrepressible mom had been taken to the ER in the middle of the night by my dad. It turned out that she had bleeding in her brain. Nobody likes to hear those words together.
She went into surgery later that afternoon and had two hematomas removed, one from each side of her brain. We think they may have been from a bike accident sustained in New Zealand around Thanksgiving. Since the surgery, she’s been in the ICU convalescing (they’re keeping her asleep to avoid harm/jarring/whatever else might happen). My dad was recently allowed to hold her hand.