Two good pieces of news:
(1) I just spoke to my mother in the hospital and she’s doing a lot better. I could tell the improvement the instant she said “hello”. She finishes her course of IV antibiotics on Wednesday, and expects to be able to go home then.
(2) I got a call this afternoon from my sleep specialist. She’s ordering the CPAP machine for me; evidently the company will bring it to my house. Dunno when that’s happening, but a lot sooner than December. (And she described my sleep apnea as “moderate to severe”; eventually I stop breathing almost twice a minute, but my blood-oxygen levels don’t dip all that much (although they do dip). So! Treatment soon!