Saturday, August 23, 2008

Mom has been having trouble maintaining a standing position since yesterday afternoon. She crumbled on the way to the bathroom when she let go of her walker. Then today when I was getting her up she crumbled again when I was transferring her to her wheelchair. Both times I had to call the neighbors for help. It's a good thing there is a light at the end of the tunnel for us because I can't keep imposing on the neighbors. And Mom feels so bad when she falls, she doesn't forget it. I'm afraid she's going to get hurt. Yesterday afternoon she fell in a tight space and it took several tries to get her up. She fell once onto her knees onto a tile floor so I've been checking her knees for bruises and sore spots.

The bunny in the window well was saved by Mom's caregiver. She threw a blanket over it and lifted it out of the well.

5 comments:

~Betsy said...

I'm glad you have an alternative on the horizon. I remember the falls well and I was always so upset when they happened. It made me question just about everything.

Hang in there.

cornbread hell said...

bless you both.

thankfully my mom hasn't gotten there quite yet. i sure remember the hundreds of falls my dad took, though. it makes me so sad to think about it...

peace to you both.

Cinnamin said...

Thinking of you Robyn and keeping you and your Mom in my prayers.

Annie said...

I'm sorry you're going through this, and hope your Mom isn't in pain from the falls.

nancy said...

thinking of you as well robyn. don't forget you can always call the non-emergency fire department number to come help get your mom up if you don't want to impose on your neighbors. i did it a few times with russ. there is no charge and they were very nice.