Thank you all for being so understanding. Right now I am taking a break from teaching due to my injured shoulder and mom being very sick. I am back and forth with my mother who is in hospice in Arizona. She is stable for now and very popular with the nurses. I think her sense of humor and desire for the turth have helped her to cope with what has happened to her over the last 6 months. She has not only lost the ability to walk, she has also lost her independence, relying now on 24hour skilled nursing to perform daily tasks. She spends most of the day in bed and is able to be up in her chair a couple of hours a day for meals. I just returned from a month at her bedside and will be heading back soon for another month or so. Thank you all for the support and kindness during this time. I am infinity grateful.