I am heading back to Michigan, my home state, tomorrow morning. That is the earliest flight I can get out of Cancun.
My mother, whom I was scheduled to visit on May 27 anyway, went into the hospital last Thursday for some minor surgery. While there, she contracted an infection which, bluntly, is killing her. They do not expect her to recover and the family has been told to gather quickly to say goodbye. She is on a morphine drip to allow her to die peacefully and with no pain.
She just turned 81 last Sunday. I just hope I get there in time.
I will return to Cancun on June 10.
UPDATE: My Mom passed away today at 12:10 PM, Mexican time.