I had a frantic call from my father at 5 pm yesterday when I was at the grocery store. My mom was in agony with back spasms and couldn’t walk or move. I called my first cousin to see if she could go over to their place and evaluate. I could not think of anything else to do as they live 3 hours from me (by car). In addition, I am fighting a cold & would not want to risk giving it to them.
Luckily, my cousin called back that evening. May have to take Mom to the emergency room. She will wait & see. In the meantime she was getting some food into them (they hadn’t eaten). HUGE mess.
Now I am starting to get a knot in the pit of my stomach about going to NYC on Thursday to visit my daughter & grandchildren. Today is like a terrible sitcom. Tell me again – what’s a mother to do?