I just spoke to Brenda, the Health Unit Coordinator / Secretary at Fish Memorial Hospital in Deland. She said my mom had just arrived from Woodland Terrace and they, “are working on her now.” I asked, “Is she alive?” and Brenda told me she is in critical condition.

I told her that I was in Los Angeles and gave her my phone number. She asked how old I was, which I thought was odd, and I told her that I just turned thirty-nine. She asked if my mom had any other family, and I said that my younger sister lives in Seattle and she has a brother who lives in Port Orange. She told me that her nurse would call me as soon as she had any information. We were on the phone for three minutes.