Sorry this is late - I was tired last night. The great news is that my mom was released from the hospital yesterday afternoon - she is doing really well, and her doctors felt like she was fine with getting home where she could recuperate with a little more rest (and a lot few interruptions). They did give her the option to stay longer if she wanted, but you know she was ready to beat feet and get the heck out of Dodge!
Busy at home with my mom now - hopefully I can come up with a better update by Friday. Oh! I did climb the stairs four times on Monday at the hospital - seven flights with lots of stairs. Lots. Felt great, but I am aware of my calves today, still.