Just a quick post to let you all know what’s been going on in my life this week.
My 89 year old mom is a very independent lady. She has lived by herself since my dad passed away in 1980. In the past few years she has had several falls at home and we always get “that call” in the middle of the night. Thankfully, she’s never had any broken bones. In the last year and a half, things have progressively gotten worse and we’ve had some real close calls with head injuries, ER visits, stitches, etc. This past Friday night she fell and when my husband and I got there she had drug herself through the house trying to reach a phone to call us. We found her halfway under her bed! She has a life alert button but was apparently disoriented and did not buzz them first. Then on Monday night about 1:00 a.m. we got another call. When we got there, a dining room chair was knocked over, there was blood all down the hallway carpet, on the walls and on the door frames and she was on the floor in her office very confused. We got her to the ER and she had to have 5 stitches in her right hand. Her entire right side looked like she’d lost a battle with Mike Tyson! However, x-rays revealed no broken bones. When I got her home at 4:00 a.m. she passed out in my arms and sank to the floor. I could go on and on but you get the picture. We finally got her into her bed, hubby went to our house to sleep a little before going to work, one of my sisters came from out of town to help me get her to her doctor but as things turned out, we had to call an ambulance to transport her back to the ER for admission. Since then, they’ve run all kinds of tests, etc. Bottom line is tomorrow she enters a 20 day rehab program and from there we will transition to an assisted living place. She is at peace with that and ready to give up her home of over 40 years.
I say amazing grace because although this has been a very stressful week for all of us, the significant changes about to take place in her life have fallen into place very smoothly. My mother is one of the most dedicated Christians I know. She walks the walk and talks the talk. I firmly believe her faithfulness in her daily walk with God has kept her safe even though these falls could have had a very different outcome. The people we have come in contact with, i.e. realtors, assisted living personnel, etc. have been so helpful and understanding of our situation. Now that the time has come for her to make her move out of her home, God’s love has helped guide us to the right people to help her through this difficult time.
We’ve got a long way to go and I have had a lot of emotional ups and downs the last few days but I know like the beautiful song says: “His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me”.
Please keep her and our family in your prayers.