It is after 3 AM Pacific time. I have just returned from sitting with my incapacitated mother in ICU. My sister is taking a turn through the AM hours. I am hoping for my mom to make a full recovery, but to be frank and realistic, I expect this medical event is going to have a substantial impact on my life for at least the near future if not longer. It breaks my heart to see my mother like this, and all we are left to do is to hope against the odds.