I’ve had an overdose of time with Mom this past week. Friday morning when she was at a hotel 3 hours away on her way to breakfast, she fell and fractured her upper humerus in several places. This has been a huge ordeal encompassing 3 different emergency rooms, insurance issues, coordination with surgeon’s offices and the senior village staff where she lives, and me serving the exhausting role of her 24/7 nursemaid for 3 1/2 days. The good news is she does not need that total shoulder replacement the first ER doctor mentioned, nor any surgery.
Also good is the fact that I discovered another health problem that, amazingly, she doesn’t even see as a problem. She gets up about every hour to pee, all night long, every night. When I told her this is not normal and we need to address it, she brushed it off. Maybe this explains some of her weirder behavior – sleep deprivation!
Also good was the way we were able to bond watching HGTV together one night. :) Here is David Bromstad, who I discovered I love.