January 15, 2012

His Eye Is On The Sparrow

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…and this past week I can say there is no doubt in my mind about that.    This past Wednesday my 91 year old mama fell at her assisted living cottage and broke her arm in 2 places.    I got the call at work around 10:30 a.m., grabbed my purse and ran out.   I called hubby who left work to meet me at the cottage.     In the meantime, I called her doctor to say we were coming in because he would have to refer her to an orthopedic surgeon to get his opinion and see what needed to be done.     The orthopedic could not see her until 3:30 that afternoon so we got a prescription filled for pain and settled down in her room to wait.    Fortunately the pain medicine made her somewhat comfortable so she wasn’t in too much pain until we could get to the orthopedic’s office.    

Once x-rays were taken they revealed two breaks, one a clean break and one a jagged break.    The doctor said ordinarily he would operate and put in screws and plates but because of her age and condition he did not want to do that nor put her to sleep.     The decision was made to put a cast on her and hope for the best (his words).     We go back next Thursday to see how things look.    As a last resort, he will have to operate.

After getting her back to her room, hubby and I ran out to Wal Mart for some front snapping gowns, a few camis she could slip on easily (to wear in place of a bra), more self-adhesive gauze wraps, a new raised “potty” to set on top of her existing toilet, a bed pillow with arms so she could prop up in bed and read, and some other things.     Imagine how life will change for her for the next 6-8 weeks….but she has yet to complain!    I go by every morning to see that she gets dressed and take care of bathroom business then back in the evenings to check on her.       

Falling and breaking your arm is not a good thing, but think how much worse it could have been.   

If you could please say a prayer for her for the next few months that she heals and that we can make her as comfortable as possible I would really appreciate it.   

Thank you

17 comments:

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

How very fortunate you are to have such a remarkable mother. Y'all are in my thoughts and prayers...

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Judy,
Praying for your mom...she is so very lucky to have YOU...what a sweet daughter to come by twice a day to help her out. I sure hope that it heals up and no operation is needed. Take care my friend:) I sent Mary Claire to Eastbrook Antiques yesterday and she love it...while there she saw our university president and his wife there shopping...that really surprised her.


Blessings,
Linda

NanaDiana said...

Judy- How lucky she is to have you to check and take care of her. And, in a way she is lucky to not have broken a hip or something. I'll will pray that casting her arm works and she won't need surgery- God bless you-and her! xo Diana

Simply LKJ said...

Judy, so sorry to hear the news. But, you are right. At that age it is normally a hip, and then they are in bed, when pneumonia often sets in. Praying she will recover and not need any further treatment.

Anonymous said...

Hi Judy,
I will pray for you and your mom. My mom fell and broke her foot. It is hard to see our loved ones suffer. My mom's favorite song to sing is His Eye Is On the Sparrow and sang it many times to us when she was recuperating. My prayers are with you both! May HE keep your hearts and minds at peace!
joni

Lois--Huckleberry Lady said...

Will keep you both in my prayers. Lucky you live close by and lucky it was just her arm!!!!
Lois

Cheri said...

I guess I should have read this before emailing you, oh well. I will pray for your momma but I am also going to be praying for you too. She is lucky to have you.

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Judy, so sorry to hear this news, but glad it is not a hip. I hear that is the worst. Prayers for you. I hope you are well & having a Happy new year. I'm looking forward to a much better year this year!

Rhonda said...

Oh Judy, I am so sorry. I am praying for healing without surgery.
Your mom sounds like a very precious woman indeed.
Rhonda

jojo said...

I'm so sorry to hear your mama took a bad fall, I will keep her in my prayers. She must be one incredibly strong woman to go through all that without complaining...God Bless her...

Peggy said...

I'm praying for your mother and you and your family. You are so fortunate to still have your mother with you but I know it is very stressful being responsible for her care and well being. God Bless. Peggy

Diana @ Our Vintage Home Love said...

Praying for your sweet mom, Judy! And prayers for you, too!

Terri said...

Oh, Judy, I'm so sorry to hear that news.... My mom's fall was the beginning of the end. She needed surgery for a clot on her brain but the doctor said she was too old and had too many health issues and it was downhill from there. I am praying for a good result for her. Thank goodness it wasn't worse!!!

pam {simple details} said...

Judy, I'm so sorry to hear about your mom, you'll all be in my prayers. She sounds like such a trooper and is fortunate to have you close by and so willing to take care of her!

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