Yesterday my mother told the nurse she had to call her housekeeper to get the batteries for her hearing aid, and she knew her own name and the housekeeper's name. And last night she, with prompting, told the nurse that her daughter Becky would be there any day now and she was looking forward to it! This is 1000% more coherent than she's been since the stroke. Now I'm really anxious to get there. My flight gets into Chicago tonight and it's a four hour drive to Galesburg, but there's a big snow storm with lots of snow predicted. All I can do is drive when I feel safe enough, but pull over if the blowing snow gets too thick for me to see the road.
Thank you, everyone, for all the hugs and comforting words.