This will be brief. My mother has deteriorated far more quickly than anyone expected. A bad few days have left her bedridden and awake only sporadically. She probably won’t be with us a whole lot longer, I’m afraid. I’m doing OK, except for the moments when I end up staring off into space unable to do anything else.
FYI, I just un-friends-locked the October 18, 2013 post where I go into detail about my mother’s illness for the first time in LJ. (Fran, this is the post I emailed you back then.)