Just a quick post to let those of you who are following the Saga of Mom know that she did indeed check out of the rehab center and is now living with Dad at my brother's house. She goes to therapy three times a week, is getting around with a walker, and both she and Dad sound realllly relaxed over the phone. (My brother lives 200 miles from me.)
The therapist said yesterday that she recommends the sessions continue for at least six more weeks. She's certain she can get Mom's strength to return so she can once more walk without aid.
Dad is anxious to get back home (I mean, it's been five whole days!!) though he's staying pretty calm on the surface which helps everyone. He enjoys having Mom around again and LOVES the little great-grandkids coming over for visits.
My life has certainly opened up - sigh of relief - even as my brother and sister-in-law have taken on a whole lotta new. I told my sister-in-law last night that by the time she's seen Mom through this recovery phase with its procedures, pills, appointments, and whatnot that she'll be qualified to be a nurse!
It will be interesting to see where this all leads. So many unanswered questions but for the moment, all is well.