I called Halifax Hospital to talk to mom. Nurse Ramos said she was very busy, but she took the time to transfer me to the phone in mom’s room so I could talk to her for a few minutes. Mom sounded almost, but not quite, as if she was what someone else might call “alert”. She sort of made sense, but it was very frustrating because she didn’t seem to realize it was me. After just a few minutes I had to hang up because my heart was hurting.