First of all I would like to say thank you for the great responses I received on my latest post! I can't tell you how much I appreciate that! Seems like things are looking up again. My mother is doing a bit better and the initial shock has started to fade away. We're all trying to stay optimistic and so far it's working.
Since I don't feel like lingering on about the whole situation for too long, I thought I should just continue the blog where I left off. Obviously I won't be updating as much as I did before, but given it's a nice distraction from what's happening, there will be some new posts these next few days. Starting today.