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Waiting for Surgery

April 17th, 2006 at 03:05 pm

Life takes funny twists and turns somedays.

I've spent most of today waiting for word on Mom's surgery.

Since she refused the ambulance to the ER, they assumed she was ambulatory, and said they could take care of her at the local hospital (rural). They actually expected her to walk to a wheelchair! As soon as they had they x-rays back, they realized she had shattered her hip socket. So they transferred her to a larger hospital where they were going to do emergency surgery.

As of this morning, they still hadn't operated, and since she's diabetic and she was NPO awaiting surgery, well, not good. My DS left for her own home after she took Mom to the ER, so Mom is on her own. And for someone with such a high pain tolerance, it's hard to get medical attention!

DH and I are at odds; I want to go out there immediately and take care of my Dad. He is so close to passing himself, and if anything happens I don't believe he will be able to get help.

For today, I've been answering calls and contacting friends who all want to provide support out there. Waiting for news. And trying to stay busy!

3 Responses to “Waiting for Surgery”

  1. contrary1 Says:

    Be sure to have ready answers when people ask what they can do. Most people are just waiting to be asked to do something!!!! Make them feel good, put them to work!

    Remember to take care of yourself through all this too........

  2. boomeyers Says:

    Just go!

  3. miclason Says:

    Go!...and, call those friends and ask for help left and right! This certainly qualifies as "emergency" and, you shouldn't feel bad about asking for help!

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