Well, it has been a little over two weeks now since my Mom's accident. She now has a bright purple cast on her leg, and it has been confirmed by MRI that she has also done ligament damage to her knee as well. She has gotten SO much better at maneuvering herself from wheelchair to sofa and/or bathroom, and all, but with the knee damage, the knee is slipping out of place and she is fearful of falling again. The doctor wanted to allow for some more healing time on the leg before they do the knee surgery, but she is going to call today to try to schedule it before she has another fall and does further damage. The shoulder is healing, but not as quickly as they thought, and there could also be some damage there as well. But we don't want to think about that right now!! Yesterday Eri went over in the morning and visited her, and then Greg and I went to take her to lunch and Glenda and Deanna joined us. Then we took her to do her grocery shopping. Greg pushed the wheelchair and I pushed the buggy, and she got to go up and down each and every aisle to pick her groceries. Then we went back to her house and tried to place things at her level from the wheelchair for her to fix things more easily. She is still disgusted and obviously wishes this hadn't happened at all, but she is getting much better at moving about. I know these 3 months in a cast will be the longest of her life, but she is getting through it. Thank goodness she has her family all close by and many friends who have been stopping over each and every day to visit and bring food and goodies. I want to thank everyone who has called and asked about her, and thank you to those who have sent cards....it means so much to my Mom.
I think she is coming back here for a few days this week again. Just trying to mix it up to help pass the time. Any good movie rental ideas????
I took this picture last weekend of my Mom with my brother David. She is going to so love her new house. Even though she can't really enjoy it fully right now, it has been nice for her to be able to go out on the patio to sit and look at the lake and at the boats going by. All of her neighbors have been great, and no one passes without a "HELLO DIANE...HOPE YOU ARE FEELING BETTER!" And someone is there daily, and she has gotten to go out many evenings on the boat for a nice cruise. She said that the other night they even had a concert at one of the houses, and all the boats went out to enjoy it. Thankfully she can get onto the boat with help and enjoy that too.
So, there you have it....two weeks in, and 10 to go.....