Thanks to all who wrote to express concern over my mum. Very much appreciated. She's doing well - the doc apparently said the new kidney is at 97% functionality - not sure how they get such precision, but it's good. (These days one gets used to hearing numbers for the levels of assorted chemicals - creatinine, haemoglobin.) We still have to see her behind glass though in the high dependency room, to prevent infection, but apparently we might be let in soon. Meanwhile, she talked to Rerun on the phone today and he got all excited, licking the phone handset. So the whole family's in good spirits.