We’re sure that you’ve noticed we’ve been missing in action again.
It’s not our fault. We did the best we could, but Mom always seems to do her own thing.
This time her “own thing” got her in trouble!!!
We were just napping on June 30th. Mom was on the phone with the nurse. When she finished she got up to get something ready to mail.
That was her big mistake ‘cuz next thing we knew, we heard a loud bang and she was on the floor. She said her leg felt like it was sticking straight up in the air, but it wasn’t.
We couldn’t pick her up so she had to very carefully and slowly inch her way to the couch so she could get her phone and call 911. We heard her try to make a joke ‘cuz she told the operator she was going to sound like a commercial, but she had fallen and couldn’t get up.
Some really nice men came and took Mom away. We tried to ask them where they were taking her but they didn’t listen.
Mom ended up in the hospital again. We can’t figure out why she keeps going there. She said the food is not that fantastic, but she has pretty views.
Here’s what happened to Mom:
That’s her left leg and it shows that she did a good job of breaking it just above the knee cap. She was super lucky that she didn’t wreck her fake knee in the process. Her surgeon said that she was the talk of the emergency room because her break was so bad.
On July 1st she had surgery on her leg and this is what it looks like now:
She said she’s a Bionic Woman now! Her surgeon is super proud of how he managed to put her leg back together again.
After a few days she was able to leave the hospital and go to a transitional care unit. She told us that she couldn’t put any weight on her left leg for six weeks.
I love being able to use all four of my legs so I think that would be hard.
She’s been home for about a week and has been learning to use the wheelchair and walker in the house. She really can’t do much so we sit on her lap to make her happy.
We did get something really wonderful in the mail and we are so happy.
So now you’re all caught up on what’s been happening here. Mom still has two weeks to go before she sees her surgeon again. Maybe she’ll be able to put some weight on that leg then.
She says to tell all of you that she’s sorry we haven’t been online much. Sometimes her leg starts hurting and she can’t sit at the desk for long.