The ‘please help’ call came in from Tom’s parents over the weekend, and Tom has flown out to VT to help care for his mother. Things are developing there as they develop, so it’s hard to anticipate the future too much. For now, she has been moved from the hospital at Dartmouth to a rehabilitation center closer to Burlington, and family members. This center is only 15 or 20 minutes from Denis’ house.
US Airways has generously waived the change fee for tickets that we purchased to visit OH over the Holidays, and has given Tom a credit for the amount of his flight to be used between now and November 26, 2009. (It probably helped that the flight he booked to VT was also on US Airways). Depending on how things look on that end, I hope that Tom will still be able to make it to OH, just flying to and from VT instead of CA.