Wed. Dec. 28: Post-Accident

Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Waxing Moon
Sunny and cold

Wasn’t online yesterday because, early in the morning, my 87-year-old mother fell down the stairs and we spent most of the day in the ER. The CT scans and X-rays came back clean, but she’s very bruised and sore. The ER was very busy, but the staff was great — talked TO her, not AT her, really listened and responded. It was a long haul, especially with all the emergencies coming in all the time (and they really WERE emergencies — since MA has healthcare, people don’t have to wander in to the ER for basic care). The ER was spotlessly clean, but didn’t smell of death and disinfectant, unlike most places.

I took work along with me, figuring that we’d be in for a long day. Completed the assignment for Confidential Job #1, and got some other work done in and around her scans and Xrays. And the writer in me was eavesdropping and observing mercilessly.

We came home after noon, I got my mom settled on the couch, had her prescriptions filled, and she rested for the afternoon. The cats stayed close (they always know).

Today, I’m taking her to acupuncture and doing all the errands and other stuff that needed to get done yesterday. I’m behind in everything I needed to get done for the week, but that’s the way it goes sometimes — life gets in the way. I’m sticking to the writing and rearranging everything else.

I’m ready for a QUIET, PRODUCTIVE, and PROSPEROUS 2012!


Published in: on December 28, 2011 at 8:44 am  Comments (6)  
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  1. Man, I’m glad she’s okay (except for the soreness and the bruising). It could have been really bad. She’s lucky to have a daughter like you. Take care and have a wonderful New Year.

  2. Speedy recovery to your mom, she (and you!) must be very shaken.

  3. Oh, no! Prayers for a quick recovery/healing for your mother.

  4. Hi Devon .. glad all is ok .. as I read from your next post. Look after both of you .. not easy though ..

    All the best and have a very good and happy 2012 .. Hilary

  5. I’m sorry to hear about your mom’s fall.

  6. Send my best to your mum and wishes for a speedy recovery!

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