I received a voice mail from my mom’s friend from church. Here is a transcript of the message:

“Hey David, it’s [name redacted]. I’m just touching base with you. I was in Orlando today all day for training so I didn’t get to visit your mom. But I visited with her on Monday and she was alert, awake, and for the first time talking and so I got to engage with her. She didn’t seem to be under the influence of any kind of mood-altering medication, which was refreshing. She was trying to exit the bed, so … When I came in she had just finished physical therapy and she was very agitated, but wanted just to chat with you a little bit about that. At your convenience you can give me a call. Wanted to know if you had gotten … what kind of report you got today from them. She still has a feeding tube in but she was talking so I thought that was just a matter of a day or so before they’d be able to get rid of the feeding tube. I’ll talk to you later. Bye.”