Sunday, May 31, 2020
Just wanted to update my last blog. After I posted that Mom was doing good, I get a telephone call from my brother Chuck. That is an ominous thing as he doesn't call me. He was taking Mom for a ride that day as she has cabin fever bad. Stepping onto the porch Mom fell face down and broke her arm in 2 places, hurt her wrist and has a big ole black eye from her glasses slamming into her face.. My worst nightmare had come true, she was in the ER alone and no one could be with her. Chuck had to drop her off. It did make me feel better to know that my SIL. Sue, was working that day and met Chuck in the parking lot. She has lived their for many many years, she knows she has to step down. I guess she just slipped.
Now yesterday I went with my homemaker to go and see my Mom. She was going to sit at the dining room table and I would sit on the porch. When we got there Kim was out working in the yard. I got out of the car and was talking with Kim. All of a sudden I lost my footing and down the hill and onto the driveway. I scraped my left elbow pretty bad, my left knee right through leggings and my left hand is lacerated. My right big toe is lacerated. The sandals are slippery, my foot slipped out of the sandal I guess and down I went. We were talking about going to the ER because I was dizzy, sweaty and then cold. I was sitting in the shade and started to feel better. I went quickly into the house to see my Mom as she was in bed but not sleeping. OMG she is a mess, and now I am a mess. I wanted to go and give her a hug and kiss and sit with her but of course didn't. I had to get home and take care of the wounds. Kim gave me some peroxide and bacterial ointment as I don't have that stuff at the house. It hurt like a mother just washing the areas and then when we put peroxide on it, whoa. It throbbed all day, my sheets are bloody, I guess it didn't stop, and it hurts like crazy today. I wanted to go to the park and walk today but I won't be doing that. I hope to at least sit outside for a little while. I will have to see how I feel. My homemaker told me I was going to be sore and stiff today and she wasn't wrong. I am upset because there is blood on my new sheets, and they cost me almost $80.00 I can't change the bed by myself because of my back. I hope I can get the blood out of the sheets.------------My Mom is so funny, when she saw me yesterday, she said I was a copy cat.
Gary's Dad is failing and it's not all because of the virus. Gary told me he has given up, and won't eat. Gary and his brother are going to decide whether to put a feeding tube in. He really does feel like this is the end. I hurt for him.