Thank you so much for all your prayers for my mother. She arrived home on Saturday evening after spending 11 days in the hospital. There is some inflammation in the lungs and around the voice box that the doctors are still concerned about, but thanks to your prayers, there have not been any major infections.
Mother went to church yesterday morning and is steadily getting stronger. She needs to find the balance during the next few weeks of walking/exercise/activity (doctor's orders), but not pushing herself too hard. Praise the Lord for a long-time family friend who is arriving this week to help Mother around the house until mid December.
The cause of the blockages was finally determined to be a calcified lymph node. Why? Reason not known. Everything else looks fine, so they're not too concerned. For those of you who heard the "tooth fairy" story - it ended up not being true.Thanks again for your prayers!