Life Changes Instantly
Yesterday I went over to my 85 year old mother's apartment to check on her and make some coffee and raisin toast early in the morning.
As usual she was up, with a pleasant smile on her face , had a blanket on her lap , and the cat was sitting on it purring and happy.
All was well , and I said I would be back later to make her some lunch.
What she didn't tell me is she had fallen off of her bed on the way to the bathroom when she first got up several hours before I even got there the first time. The fall broke her hip. And the pain was so great that the shock of it was mimicking a mini stroke or a transient ischemic attack. She was slurring her words talking garbled and spittle was coming out of her mouth and she couldn't hold her head up.
I ended up having to call Emergency Response Services who transported her to one hospital , for x rays, and a cat scan , and diagnosed her with a broken hip, but fortunately , at least for her mind, no evidence of a stroke.
Shortly thereafter Mom was transported to another hospital which will be performing an echocardiogram this morning to make sure she's capable of having this surgery, and then some incisions made and stainless steel pins will be put into her hip.
It's pouring buckets of rain and the hospital is 70 miles away.
This will also require my mother to stay 3 or 4 days in the hospital and then be discharged to a nursing home where their will probably be recovery, and physical therapist scheduled for a number of months. That's how fast life changes.