I’m packing and heading down to Mississippi (shudder) to see my cousin, who is in a critical care unit. Saturday, she was shopping with her daughter and all was well. Sunday she got sick and they took her to the hospital. She had a heart attack Monday and had a stroke Tuesday. She is on a ventilator and in a coma. She is 45. We have no idea what happened. She is healthy. She exercises, eats well, doesn’t smoke or drink. Her heart beat and blood pressure is erratic, she can’t breathe on her own, her fever is is high.

So, if you have any good thoughts to send this way they would be greatly appreciated. I realize I can’t do anything for her, but I can be with my family. They are heartbroken, confused and exhausted.