To my son Tommy,
Your mother spiked a 103 temperature today and after some of the usual ER shenanigans, and some not so usual that would make you question the sign in the picture, she is being admitted. They think she has an infection around her bowel resection spot. A couple days of IV antibiotics should clear it up. Here's hoping they are right. Normally I'd expound into some great "have faith" lesson or some lesson on how adversity is the spice of life, but frankly I am just too tired. Don't get me wrong, there is plenty to expound on and get deep about there, but occasionally you just want to say, "son of a biscuit" or some similar but no so polite phrase. Many prayers for your mom who has been through the ringer and back but keeps on keeping on.
Sincerely with love from your dad,