Just a quick ‘hello’ for now. Brian and I had to take my mom to the ER to get rehydrated and they checked out her mouth thrush. It’s one of the worst things you can surely get-she’s been just miserable and not hardly eating or drinking. My uncle called me a little after 10 and said that mom could hardly speak to him when he had phoned. We got her there at 12 and left at four as one of my brothers picked her up to take her home. We knew they were going to discharge her within an hour or so and there was a bit of a snowstorm blowing through and we didn’t want to drive on slick roads. I feel bad that she is by herself, but she needs to eat and they won’t keep her in the hospital for that. Mom asked that my brother take the puppy home with him overnight. I called around 9:15 tonight and Mom sounded just as miserable. Needless to say, we are exhausted and I am going to bed very shortly. Say some prayer for mom for relief (she has yet another kind of medicine) and that we won’t get sick from being in an ER that seemed to be loaded with barfers. The room they put mom in hadn’t had it’s trash emptied and it was not nice. The nurse came in and cleaned the room while we were waiting. We feel doomed. Oy.