I called mom and was able to get her on the phone for a few minutes. It took me just shy of fifteen minutes of being on hold before someone finally got a phone into mom’s hands.

[My sister] had just left. Mom only talked to me for a minute or two. She was very sad. She didn’t seem excited or relieved or to even really acknowledge that my sister was there. She just wants to get out of the hospital. She just kept repeating that she wants to go home. It was a very tough call.