Thursday, December 20, 2007

Mom's ankle is not fractured, but the soft tissue is very tender and sore. The doctor prescribed Tylenol with Codeine and she said that it might cause constipation and confusion. How to tell if Mom is more confused than normal? That's my new dilemma. I've wrapped her ankle in an Ace bandage hoping that will give her some additional relief.

I received a copy of Coach Broyles' Playbook for Alzheimer's Caregivers today. I scanned it quickly and it looks interesting. I'll have to take a closer look at it as time permits.

The weather is mild today and the snow is melting a little bit. We'll still have a white Christmas though because we have lots of snow.

6 comments:

~Betsy said...

Glad there's no fracture, Robyn. That would be a real challenge!

I always loved when a medication's side effects said they might cause confusion. Um, OK - I'll report that to the doc right away. Uh huh.

rilera said...

Thanks Betsy, I'm glad too! Don't think I could take much more.

Annie said...

Robyn, I'm glad that it isn't more serious. Hang in there!

nancy said...

i ordered that same book and i agree, it looks very good. wish i would have had something like that right after my mom died. oh well......

cornbread hell said...

i just googled the book you mentioned. very practical. and coach broyles' personal note to caregivers is spot on. thanks for pointing the book out.

i'm so glad to hear mom's ankle isn't any worse than it is.

Joanne D. Kiggins said...

Glad your mom's ankle wasn't fractured. I'll look into the book mentioned. Thanks for the tip.