Just got home from the hospital - she had a massive stroke this morning but was able to hit her medical alert button she wears. As she had her stroke, she fell down and banged her face/head pretty hard. (had some lacerations, etc).
She lives close to another hospital, so they took her there first. They stabilized her as best they could and she went to the second one, which is much better equipped to handle these kinds of cases. By the time she got there, she was beyond help from surgery or anything else. As of this afternoon, she had no brain function and is already gone. She is on a ventilator and her heart is failing - he blood pressure has plummeted and she will not last long according to the doctors. The family wants to let her go without pulling the ventilator, if possible.
She is 86 (I thought she had hit 90 already). Her birthday is in 2 days.
I came home in time to spend a few minutes with our son before he went to bed.
Sad to see her go, but we are all glad she went quickly and didn't suffer long or have a lesser stroke and suffer long-term consequences from that.
We are OK. A bit sad, but doing OK.
Thanks for the words of support.
Have I lied to you? I mean, in this room? Trust me, leave that thing alone. - GLaDOS
Did IQs just drop sharply while I was away? - Ripley