So , mothers are dangerous!!!! I spent the last week with the pressure alarms on, not letting my mom try to move around alone, etc after her fall the previous Friday while I was on vacation. I tried to extra sweet this Friday , as when I woke her up she said, "mom, mom, where am I?". She 'd been moving around better, we spent the day talking, I reviewed family with her, showed her all our vacation pics and vids again, she was walking well and we easily got in the car and went thru a drivethru for her fave cheeseburger/ milkshake. Everything seemed fine and on the mend, even though she kept ignoring my pleas to not move around on her own. I even told her if she got hurt again-just as motivation- that the authorities may not LET her live outside a 24 hr care place, so please cooperate!
Still no diet or exercise for me, I had every intention of getting a good workout in Saturday. That morning hubby went out to mow, I had my mom up and settled with coffee , she was trying to get up to fold laundry she saw I had waiting, and I kept sitting her down again, (with the laundry, I am no dummy, haha). So I told her I HAD to get in the bathroom and I was going to be a few minutes so please don't get up until I came back. Needless to say she didn't listen.
When I got out of my own bathroom, I could not find her until I liked in her bathroom and found her on the floor.... In a pool of blood.
Called ambulance , got her into an out of town (more advanced ) ER , where they have found NOTHING, no breaks , fractures, new stroke , etc, thus far. Allll that blood was from a forehead wound that needed eight stitches
Today I have to find a rehab/ nursing home AT LEAST for the short term. My sis an hour south of me said to chose a place by her, but frankly she can be a hinderance, as she interferes with therapy, etc. my Hawaii sis, who has invited hubs and I to move in with her, said we could check into a place there for her, but I'd have to plan to come also to help keep her calm about. Being in such unfamiliar surroundings , slightly different language, etc. I would jump on this, but can't leave my husband holding the bag on taxiing care of things here. (He says we need at least a year or more to tie loose ends here, sell house, etc. not good for a marriage to be gone THAT long) soooooooo. Trying to decide if home around the corner from me is again best option. Heard a rumor the nursing director/ satan from our last stay there was fired, so need to check that out. 2 hr drives up and back to hospital sat/ sun/ today....and admittedly still pigging out on Mac nuts cheese and bread at night!!!!!
I know everything happens for a reason, and this was our heads up to get mom into 24 hr care place, but I dread it!!!! Please pray she sees the sense and by some miracle, settles in and likes it!