I have excuses for not blogging. Things have just been way too busy. I did go on my college girls weekend. That was fun. My brother in law and his family were here this week. The rented a cottage on a nearby lake. Yesterday, we moved the remaining of my moms stuff out of the assisted living/memory care. I am not planning on moving her from the nursing home. I think that is now the best place for her. It is a very nice nursing home. Staff bring their dogs to work and there is a resident cat.
The internet hasn't been working very well today and has been kind of sketchy the last few weeks.
Thanks everyone for the kind words of support. I really appreciate it.
Promise I will have some picture updates on projects by the end of the week..
It started at 5:10 Saturday morning when I got a call from the Memory Care that my mom was on the floor. She fell trying to go to the bathroom and couldn't get up. She had a broken hip.
She had surgery on Sunday, three screws and could but as much weight on it as tolerated.
It was a horrible time in pre-op.
Anesthesiologist (A): I see she is a DNR. Does that mean in the OR?
Me: Yes. She does not want to be on a vent. Can you tell me she won't be on a vent?
A: No I can't. Her lungs are in bad shape so if we have to intubate her it is not likely she will come off a vent.
Me: Then she does not want to be intubated.
A: If the spinal doesn't work she will live the rest of life in horrible pain. We will not be able to do surgery.
Me: Then we use pain medication
A: You know that when she is on pain medication her SAT levels are dangerously low.
Me: Yes, I know that. It will be okay.
The spinal worked, she didn't even need any conscious sedation because she had been up all night pulling her IV's out.....Bumbywump.
She made it through the surgery and is now at a nursing home for rehab.
She was sort of okay mentally on Saturday and Sunday before she started to sundown syndrome.
Monday and Tuesday she was more confused.
When she went to the NH on Tuesday, I spent 2 hours minimum wheeling her around to stop her from trying to get up.....Bumbywump
Today, Katy and I went to see her. We talked to the nurse who said she must have escaped after breakfast and was found in the chapel sitting on the floor on her wheelchair cushion. Must have slid out of her chair....I'm sure she did. She hadn't hurt anything. She was doing better today than yesterday.
We sat with her after lunch and she looked at me and said, "Bumbywump." I repeated it and she just laughed.
I think I like it, Bumbywump.
They are moving her to the Memory Care locked unit tomorrow...HOORAY!!
And now, for something completely different.
I finished my BBD now I need to finish it.
Maybe when things settle down.
I am working on Prairie Schooler Summer Breeze.
Haven't had much time to work on it.
I have my college girls weekend. Good thing it wasn't last weekend. I'm going and plan on drinking some wine.
Hope your week wasn't Bumbywump.
Keep on Stitching