Soooo sorry for the long delay. We've been slammed here.
Mom got admitted on 5 pm Monday, just like we wanted. She's doing great. In fact, she was doing too good at first; the insulin regulated her sugars right away. Which freaked me and Nurse Sis out to the point that Nurse Sis snuck some carrot cake into the hospital to spike her up again.
Basically, we're caught in the lovely quagmire of medical care: Mom has to stay in the hospital for three days until she is eligible for an extended care facility. That's our endgame. We want her to get daily physical therapy so that she can kick this fast, and hopefully be strong enough to go on a cruise with her buddy in August.
Thanks so much for all the candles and thoughts. I print out all your comments for her, and she loves it.
Tomorrow we're going to figure out a way to sneak Hero in. :)