My Mom went to the cardiologist yesterday (after several EKGs and an ECHO), she doesn't have a blockage. And the damaged valve (from rhuematic fever when she was little) isn't worse. However, the left branch (part) of the heart that sends out electrical signals is not working at all. At this point, they want her to record her blood pressure morning/night for a month, lower her cholesterol and lose weight. That's it. Oh and lower her stress level.... That is impossible. My Mom is a high-strung poodle. She wouldn't know how to breathe without stress. She creates her own if there isn't any around. But with Grandma living with her, she has no need to create any. Then easy child sends me a text yesterday to see what our insurance covers in his state. Seems he had a little bump on his back, like a mosquito bite on Sunday that was the size of a lime on Monday and the size of an orange on Tuesday. He's got staph cellulitis. They gave him an IV antibiotic yesterday and sent him home with more. Today, it's the size of a grapefruit. They will lance and clean it on Friday. But that is so far away and I am too far away! Never a dull moment in my life..... On a side note: I've been giving my Mom a hand with Grandma by picking her up 3 days a week (she visits grandpa Robert in the nursing home). Well, before she married Robert 14 years ago, grandma was a wild one. She was the only 78 yr old on a 20-something dart team. So, I took her to the local tavern on the way home yesterday. She was SO happy and excited. She had a couple of beers and something to eat and loved every second of it! It brought back a lot of old memories.