It was a difficult night, the pain fairy visited my mom and made her night most unpleasant.
My mom is at the endodontists office as I type, having a second root canal done. I hope this visit to the tooth torturer eliminates the pain. I know she'll have a couple more visits to the endodontist after today.
Must go scoop the horse poop now...
Evening update: My mom is stable-ish. There is some pain but it's the midnight hour when the pain fairy comes calling, so she's a bit fearful but hoping this second root canal took care of the worst of it.
I have to say, I have a new appreciation for anyone who works with animals or runs a farm. From dawn to dark there is work to be done here.