She took her to Sibley Hospital first thing this morning, for her kidney scan, and they've decided to keep her in the hospital for the time being because her blood chemistry is so up the creek. Mostly to do with the dehydration, to be sure, but there are other issues too.
There's some debate about whether they'll do the paracentesis (drainage) tomorrow, because they don't want to punish her system more than they have to at the moment.
Her mother has been with her all day, and had just popped back to the flat in order to collect a few bits and pieces for her. The moment she put down the phone, she was intending to head back to the hospital. She'll tell Susan that I've phoned.