I am back after spending the weekend recuperating from two very intense, very sad weeks with my aged, ailing mother in Israel.
She almost died, and then it was discovered she had pneumonia amongst other things. She had requested no more hospitalizations, but we felt terribly responsible when a third doctor yelled at us for keeping her at home when she had pneumonia (which other doctors had not diagnosed thus far).
So, thankfully, the hospitalization pulled her back from pneumonia and she is now at home.
All my siblings being there at the same time was amazing. We pulled together and helped each other with great love.
Still much to be processed for me emotionally.
At present I am so sad to not be at my mother's bedside, and trying to be home again - and back at work.
Thanks so much to all of you for thinking of me, emailing or calling.