Thursday, December 23, 2010

Mom Watch, Solstice Edition

Mom apparently fell.  She doesn't remember falling, but after being okay last Friday, by Saturday she was disoriented and complained of neck pain, and her usually neat apartment was a mess.  Monday (!) a cousin took her to the ER, and she has two broken bones in her neck.  They tried a halo brace, but that increased her anxiety and blood pressure, they had to remove it.  She's now back in her apt, with a 24/7 companion and a stiff neck brace.  They will do another MRI in 3 weeks.

Why no family who saw her stepped in before Monday is not clear.  Why the staff, who help her with her meds daily, didn't notice there was a problem is not clear.

I'm not happy, but have no money to go back and work on things.  She can't handle the stairs living here, even if she and I could survive living in the same place.  Which we can't.

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