When we last blogged, Mom had been to the Emergency Room at Fort Riley -- here's what that looked like:
|Mom in the ER, waiting to be discharged|
Nice still-life, Dad!
Diagnosis at that point was her left knee and wrists were bruised and sprained, and her right wrist may have a small fracture. They put in a referral to Orthopedics.
Cam and I have been working tirelessly, with Dad, to take good care of her.
|"Let me take a look at that thing, Mom. Trust me, I'm a doctor."|
I thought she should get some rest.
|"Stay right here, Mom. This could be tricky. Maybe Nurse Cam should help out, too."|
I put out the call, and the nurse came in and got busy. It's important to keep her wrist elevated, so ...
|"Very good work, nurse. I'm going to go back to doing doctor things. Like looking out the window for birdies."|
"That's it, Mom. Keep it elevated!"
Mom got in to see the Orthopedic doctor on Tuesday. The good news is her knee and left wrist are just sprained. The not so good news is ...
Mom is less than thrilled about the break, but does feel very blessed, as she knows it could have been a lot worse. Nurse Cam and I are reportedly being extremely good, and Dad is a godsend; there is way too much Mom just can't do without him. She WAS able to tag along on this morning's walk, though, even if she couldn't unzip her jacket afterwards.
That's our update. As this has taken Mom 87 hours to type, we aren't back to blogging yet. We miss all of you!