1/22/2006

And the GUILT Begins!!!


My mom fell on the ice today. We had just got back from our adventure at Wal-Mart at about 10 am and I called them to tell them we were back. (Yes I really have to do this...stop laughing), my dad answered the phone and
I said "Hi"
and he said "You mother fell and hurt herself. She banged her head and might of broke her hip."
"Do we need to take her to the ER or Urgent Care?"
"I don't know yet"
"Would you like us to come over?"
"If you want too, but WE are capable of taking care of ourselves"
"Okay, I wasn't implying anything"

Geesh!!!! Yes, we went over.

The story is......She was in the side yard getting the trash can ready to take down. Their side yard never gets any sun, so since the recent snow....it's solid ice. For some reason she thought that throwing snow on the ice would make it less slippery. Odd thought--and her theory was proven wrong, that is where she fell. My dad being 3/4 deaf couldn't hear her banging on the locked side door. So she crawled to the front door and some how got in the house. He helped her up from there.

When we got there she was in the recliner sitting on a heating pad. She had a huge bump on the back of her head but no concussion. I asked her if she had taken anything for the pain, she said yes. I asked what and she said Advil. After about an hour, I got her to her feet and made her walk. I think she just bruised her tail bone. The scary thing is ---she is taking aspirin daily to keep her blood thin. She has heart disease. So this large of a fall, I am worried about the bruising and such. My dad offered to rub aspir-cream on her and she just looked at him and shook her head...... So I made her walk. She didn't want to and I finally got to use the line she always used on me after child birth---"You will get more sore if you don't". Anyway, after another few hours she was walking ok and able to get out of the chair herself, just very slowly.


I went and got them dinner and told her she should take another pain pill on her full stomach so then she could take one before bed. My dad went and got her aspirin!!! I asked her if that is what she took earlier and she said yes. Then I told her that it will also help thin her blood even more and then I went to the medicine cabinet and got the advil and made her take two and then set two out for her to take before bed.

Alec was entertainment for most of our visit. He was telling stories and being animals.....

I also took over some rock salt and salted their side yard and then right before we left, I shoveled as much of the ice off that I could and put down more salt and took their trash cans down.

I have such horrible guilt for not being there or not doing more when I am there.

5 Comments:

Blogger drama mama said...

I don't think this particular thing could have been prevented. Scary though. I hope she's feeling ok. Maybe she'll want to see a Dr. tomorrow.

1/22/2006 9:10 PM  
Blogger Dave said...

PB:

You can't be everywhere. Accidents happen. It isn't your fault she fell.

I hope all is well with your mom.

Dave

1/22/2006 9:46 PM  
Blogger Dubs said...

OH no! So sad.Ok My parents aren't there yet... uggg... We are moving soon I think ...LOL... how mean am I? My momma gives a LOT of guilt. I can not imagine what it will be like when she gets much older.

1/23/2006 5:00 AM  
Blogger Mama B said...

Hope she's feeling better today. Enjoyed reading your blog. Cute picture!

1/23/2006 1:52 PM  
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