We're in Paris right now (Julie, Ian, my sister and her family). We were supposed to be here with my Mom, but she was feeling ill when it was time to leave on Tuesday. Her plan was to rest up and take a later train, but she got worse and ended up in the hospital in London (The Royal Free in Hampstead).
The problem was, we were already on the Eurostar headed for the Chunnel, and there was no way to turn back.
She has been diagnosed with a large kidney stone, which has caused a major kidney infection. As I write this (9:40am GMT), she's having a stent put in place which will allow the stone to move into her bladder and heal the infection.
We, on the other hand, are in Paris, on a trip that my Mom planned and was looking forward to, and worried about her. Our church secretary, Miranda Macdonald, stayed with Mom for most of the day yesterday, and will go back this evening. We're so thankful for her!
Please keep my Mom in your prayers--we'll send an update when we get one.