I'll have to keep this quick. Mom's in the hospital again with excruciating pain in her right hip. Turns out the pins they put in didn't work as intended, and now the top of her femur has died and broken off. The pins are currently digging into the cartilage around her hip joint, causing pain that not even morphine can touch. So she's currently hopped up on lots of the good drugs while she awaits hip replacement surgery later today.
Why they didn't just do this in the first place is anyone's guess.
Anyway, if you're inclined to pray for Mom, that would be much appreciated. She is not the best surgical risk right now, but she can't continue as is -- the pain in her hip and groin is so severe she's afraid to move, even with painkillers, and it looks like the pins have probably done damage to her hip socket. It's just not a good situation. But I'm glad we are here and can spend time with her.