Here is the update:
I went to the nursing home on Sunday.. It took me a while to drive from Denver International Airport and I got to my hotel in Loveland around 3 pm. I had to pump as I am still breastfeeding. I freshened up and wanted to postpone the inevitable — seeing my mom so sick. I snapped a bunch of photos out the car window as I drove up Interstate 25. The crisp blue mountain sky, so clear at this elevation — 5,000 feet plus above sea level. The white puffy clouds strewn across the giant sky like laundry across the floor of a teenager’s bedroom. The cottony white snow, topping the mountains glistened with the afternoon sun. The light was brilliant.
Well, I made my way to the hotel and stopped to get a bottle of wine at the liquor store. The clerk was friendly and I bought a bottle of “Double Dog Dare.” I have not had any of that wine yet. But I am looking forward to a glass tonight so I can relax at the hotel.
I still haven’t had my glass of wine. My mom went to the hospital on Sunday night. She is much better. She was treated for a urinary tract infection. Also treated with IV fluids for dehydration. I am exhausted. I did not go to sleep until 3 am on Sunday. I am just so tired. But I wanted to post something. I will give all the details and give a full report tomorrow. This little writer needs to go to bed early tonight. As of right now – Mom is doing really good, actually. She told me today in the hospital, “I’m so happy to have my family around. It gives me strength.”