Tuesday, August 20, 2013


I thought I was tired before mom broke her hip...ha!!!
she had her hip pinning late Sunday afternoon
much less serious than a hip replacement
I seems she stood up
her hip broke
then she fell
right next to her bed on thick carpet
very lucky to have missed hitting her head
on fan or footboard

tons of x rays and head/neck CT scans
no other fractures

surgery went well
she is slowly recovering
other problems adding to slow recovery
with her dementia it's tough
to leave her alone...

dad is having his surgery on Thursday...

my sister from NC is flying up tomorrow
after I asked this morning
two of them in different hospitals
at least 20 miles apart
is going to be

we're working on getting her rehab
at the same facility as Dad



Deirdre said...

Thanks for the update Kelley. So glad to hear that your Sister is on her way. Will continue to pray for you all.

WoolenSails said...

I hope they can get her in the same facility, it will be easier for you and easier on them to be together. I hope your sister stays long enough to help, you really need a break.


Ter'e said...

You know kelley..........i really hope the day comes when you can look back on all this........all this honey.........and laugh.
You are one tough cookie!!!!
I hope your sister is a real asset for you.

Nancy in MT said...

Glad to hear the surgery went well, hope she continues to recover.

Shuttle, Hook and Needle said...

So glad your sister is coming to help.
Glad your Mom's surgery went well. Hopefully you can get them in the same rehab.
Remember that you have to take care of yourself too!

Jacqueline said...

OMG when it rains in your neck of the woods it plain down pours.

My best wishes for all of you.

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

If you could get them in the same rehab, that would so simplify your life!! I'm with Tere ~ you are a tough cookie!!!!
Hang in and hang on!!

acorn hollow said...

glad she is on the mend. It is so stressful keeping you in your prayers.

The Evening Stitcher said...

God Bless you Kelley....this has got to be overwhelming for you! Glad to hear your mom is doing well after her surgery. What a blessing for them to have such a devoted daughter. Prayers and thoughts going your way.

moosecraft said...

Thank goodness her hip was less serious than originally thought... and I am glad you are getting some help from NC Sister. I've been praying for some "normal" for you and your folks since this all began...

Plumruncreek ♥ said...

Oh Boy!! You are one busy gal!! Thank goodness your sister is coming. Prayers for you and your folks.

thesimplequiet said...

I'm so glad to hear that you're going to have some support, kelley! wishing good things for you and your folks ~ may tomorrow be a happy day!


Cotton Eyed Jo said...

Hoping when your sister arrives, she can bring some laughter along with her! I hope that your mom and dad are in the same facility, not quite sure from what I read.

So far you are doing what you need to do, even when the level rises. Hats off, prayers raised, and circle the wagons! Hugs!