I raced over, ignoring "the traffic rules" (what red light?), and got there just as the guys from the McLean FD were wheeling her out. I had to walk in and up the long driveway because they had the whole street blocked with their emergency vehicles. As I got there, they were wheeling her out.
My first question: is she making sense? One said, "Oh sure, but she has a deep cut and will need stitches. I gave them her drug list, grabbed her wallet, and beat them to the hospital.
Long story short, Mom got her new bright red hair cleaned up. It was a lovely shade for Christmas. She has staples in her scalp. Her CT scan was good. No subdural bleed. All in all, very lucky! Only three hours at the ER.
Now, four hours short of sleep, I'm at work. Thank God my 91-year-old Mom is OK. We don't need another emergency surgery for a subdural hematoma!
I'll be writing when I get home.
Photo courtesy of flickriver, which means I don't know the true credit