First I'd like to thank everyone for the comments you've left here and e-mails you've sent. I've not yet had the chance to respond but I want you to know how grateful my family and I are for your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Also, I just learned that author Rob Thurman has been seriously injured in a car accident. From the reports being posted to her blog that I've read she is still in ICU but is making some steps toward recovery, which is encouraging (and Buddha, I am lighting a candle for you every night while I talk to the Almighty. You have to come back from this and get better. Please.)
If you would, do keep Rob and her loved ones in your thoughts and prayers