For the sake of saving space, allow me to summarize the past week:
Monday afternoon the family loads up to Shreveport for Mom's surgery. We stay at the Best Western Chateau Suites. Sounds fancy, doesn't it? It is located in what was one the heart of downtown, I'm sure. Now, it is the last building (or might as well be) before the rat's maze of Interstate interchanges on that end of the city. In fact, when coming back East down I-20, you cannot even turn left into the parking lot! You have to go about 3-4 city blocks, make a few left turns, and then 'circle' back to get into the hotel! UGH!
Tuesday, we get Mom checked in... at about 8:30am... At 2:00pm, we are told that she was taken back to surgery FIFTEEN minutes ago! WHAT!? Well, turns out the person before her in line had some complications... After the surgery we went up to her room and spent most of the rest of the week there. Tyler left on Tuesday evening because he had baseball games. Each night, I took Shan and Em back to the hotel then stayed in Mom's room.
I will say that one of the coolest things that we saw was a film crew shooting a scene (or scenes) for "The Great Debaters" - a Denzel Washington film. In fact, we're pretty sure we saw Mr. Washington directing while we drove by. It was very cool!
On Saturday, my sister-in-law came to stay with Mom and Shan, Emily and I headed home.
Late Sunday morning, we got the word - Mom had done what she needed to and was heading home! She is there now with my sister-in-law watching over her. My brother is coming down tonight and will stay a couple days while shan is at workshops and I'll be in Hot Springs presenting...
I've got more I'll post about later, but for now, that's all I got.. :-)