I was recently on a week-long business trip. My schedule was booked solid with meetings both at my online business – Outdoorplay, Inc. – and with my QuietSpacing® clients. Just another week in the modern world … before the call came in …
Me (seeing it’s my mom on caller ID): Hi! How are you doing?
Mom: Not so good.
Me (sitting straight up because (a) this is never the response I get and (b) my father is 86): What’s going on?
Mom (sounding very discombobulated): They’re admitting your father to the hospital because they don’t know what’s wrong with him.
The remainder of the conversation covered the events that led up to my father’s admission to the hospital.
Turns out my father had gall stones and one had become embedded in his digestive tract causing an infection. This is a painful condition but not generally life threatening, unless you’re in your mid-80s.