So, things are deteriorating quickly.
Wednesday, mom fell while dad was helping her to the bathroom. She hurt her leg and her side. So, dad started her on morphine. She's in pain still, and has little to no appetite. Dad's not sure if she'll last through the week.
I've been in Napa most of January, and have two more weeks of fieldwork, but I'm close enough that I can still come back if I'm needed.
If you want the latest update from her written by my dad, you can read her blog: http://www.ihavenoendings.blogspot.com/
Also, for a great pre-remembrance, my cousin Lisa wrote a great blogpost about my mom. http://normalnichols.blogspot.com/2016/01/this-blogs-for-you.html