FROM: Lance

Earlier this morning, our mother Lea was admitted to an emergency room in Connecticut for acute abdominal pain. She is in stable condition and has a morphine pump to help her manage the pain. The doctors are thinking pancreatitis, but will know more in the morning. Our dad (Larry) has been given a cot and will be spending the night in the room with her tonight.

So, the story goes: yesterday, Mom and Dad were on their way back from a vacation in Maine with their friends Pat and Joe when Joe began experiencing chest pains. He was admitted to the same hospital and is in stable condition and under observation. While Joe was being looked after yesterday, Mom was feeling ill and spent most of the day sleeping in the truck. When she awoke this morning feeling worse, Dad took her to the emergency room. You know as much as I do at this point.