Fortunately, everyone else is supposed to be at work, so I can take the day off without feeling guilty. And I'll be off Friday anyway, because I'm working Saturday.
The outpatient surgery people at the hospital are very nice, and it will be much more pleasant for Mom. She's suppposed to get there at seven, for an eight am surgery -- so I figure she'll be done in the early afternoon. I will try to get a nap during the interval. If that doesn't work, I have computers to play with.