Thanks so much, everybody. Your warm thoughts are very much appreciated.
It's weird around here--all the cats are wandering around like "where's Grandma?!
" Mom's stable now and they're planning to release her late this afternoon. Repeat chest x-rays looked good, so the antibiotics have worked on the aspiration pneumonia. I'm waiting right now for Mom's aide to get here to clean up, change the sheets, straighten up Mom's room...when I realized Mom was choking, I THREW her tray table (like they have in hospitals, it goes over the bed) aside and everything went flying.
So now there are new stains in the carpet. Oh well. The least of my worries!