I said good-bye and left Carlsbad this morning, about 9:30. I stopped in Roswell for brunch and to fuel-up the car, and got home this afternoon at 3:30 or so. Whew! Good to be home!
When I left, Mom was in great spirits. She had had a good night. And, probably what made her day the brightest was that, being Saturday, her physical therapy schedule was greatly abbreviated. When I arrived at the hospital, she was finishing up her breakfast in the little dining room, with her new friend, Ursula, who is also undergoing therapy, after having a hip replacement. Ursula is probably closer to my age than Mom's, but the two of them have hit it off wonderfully.
I'll stop the daily updates now, but will post any major changes. I'll be returning to Carlsbad around the 21st, when she is discharged.
The trip home was nice. No problems at all. And I managed to snap a few photos for my 366 Photos for 2008 blog. Take a look.