And just when I posted a picture of her on the blog...
My grandma apparently just had a stroke, or a mini-stroke, or a transient ischemic attack that hopefully -- hopefully -- will resolve itself. I spoke to her on the phone this afternoon at about 6:30 eastern -- before any of this -- and she seemed okay. But then half an hour later my mom called me -- apparently my grandma called her to say she was feeling funny, and my stepdad drove over to her house and she wasn't making sense when she talked. So they called an ambulance and she's in the emergency room now and they just took a cat scan. Physically she's okay, so that's a good thing -- doesn't seem to have muscle weakness, etc -- but her memory doesn't seem quite right and she's confused and isn't sure what's going on.
Hopefully since we're in some time window they can give her a treatment that will hopefully make things better but I don't know anything really, and having been back in LA for 24 hours I just booked a flight back to NY that leaves 3 hours from now and gets me in at 6AM, because as soon as I had to ask the question I figure it's better to fly. In any case, pray for her. I know I am.
At least this is happening post my mom's surgery and not during it. I don't know how people deal with these things, I really don't. I'm having enough trouble having articulable thoughts and making words and all that.