Monday, October 15, 2007

Today I called Mom at 9:00 AM. She picked up the phone quickly and after I said hello she said she had fallen and was having trouble getting up. I admit that I panicked. I called our neighbors, a retired firefighter and a retired public safety person and they went over to see how she was. They helped her get up and said that she was more embarrassed than anything. Meanwhile I called a taxi and 45 dollars later I was home. You see, I work 32 miles from home and commute via van pool so I didn't have my car with me.After I made sure that Mom was fine I was able to work from home. On the plus side, I've decided to add an additional day at the day care and I think that I am going to call a home health agency to help Mom get ready in the morning. She gets confused about which clothes to put on, and sometimes she forgets to put on her Depends. I'd also like her to have a shower more than once a week. She is going to fight this and my sister is skeptical as to whether this will work but thinks we should give it a try. I also have to start visiting memory care units so that we at least have something lined up for when that time comes. God, I hate this disease!!!!!!

3 comments:

~Betsy said...

I'm so glad your mom is alright - that must have scared you silly! Hang in there. I definitely feel your pain.

flintysooner said...

Oh wow - that is very frightening. Glad you could call someone for help.

I had a couple of fall experiences. It is amazingly difficult to get someone up when they can't help you.

Your planning sounds pretty well considered to me.

nancy said...

i too am glad your mom is ok. russ had a few falls and was unable to get up. you are doing a wonderful job. hang in there.