By now she could not use her left arm. They found a mass pretty much in the center of her brain. This meant surgery. In two days. On my mom.
Tash and the boys flew in on Tuesday. We all spent some time together, then off to the OR.
A few hours later, we get good news. "It's NOT A TUHMOH" It was an abscess. Streptococcus Intermedius. How it got there, who knows. The surgical assistant said he has done about 2600 similar operations, and in no more than 10 have they been something other than a tumor. That is .3% of surgeries. A few days in ICU, then the floor. Team Madison heads home on Sunday. Nice to be home, but really glad we were all able to be there for mom and each other. The boys knew something was up, but overall did very well in the hospital and with all the stress.
Keep Mom in your prayers. She has a long road of rehab to get her left arm and leg moving again. We are now home trying to get back in the groove, and I still have to head to china, but not for a couple of weeks.