The long and the short of it is - there are a poopload of stitches in the back of Ma Horton's head. She's also got a chipped neck vertebrae. The most important news is: SHE'S OKAY! Really. I'm lookin' at her right now.
Seems Ma had a middle-o-the-night tinkle early Tuesday and suddenly felt woozy in the bathroom. The next thing she knew, she was on the floor, bleeding - having smacked her melon against the doorframe. She woke up - got herself to Emerg. @ The Montreal General where they stitched her up good (4 inch long cut - it's insane) and did all the necessary tests (heart/catscan) and all that stuff came back clear. Seems she just had one of those moments - she fainted! Let's not go into the fact that she DID NOT CALL ME from the hospital because she was worried I'd think it was an April Fool's joke!! Yeesh, ma. But I'm proud of her for doing it - and having the presence of mind to know that when you're bleeding from the head, you should probably get that looked at.
Anyhoo... the most important thing is, Ma's okay. And it could have been way worse. And I'm staying with her for a few days to make sure no smacking of melons occurs.
And that's your HEADS UP. Get it? See? Makin' a funny at Headwound Harry's expense. Poor mama.