My mother is doing quite well after her hospital stay about a month ago... My family is helping her more so she can do less. She says she feels a lot better, and is looking forward to our trip to Maine. My mom is quite resilient, like the Energizer Bunny! She keeps going, and going, and... Oh, and it turns out my sister Nancy has Valley Fever and pneumonia. Valley Fever is a lung infection common in the deserts of the Southwestern United States. It is caused by breathing in dust infected with spores that make the victim very tired for possibly months. She is expected to make a full recovery. In fact, she is well enough to be off on a trip to West Virginia to visit her husband's (Harold) relatives.