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November 5th, 2008

Mom is in the hospital, via ambulance and the ER @ 12:56 am

Mood: anxious anxious, tired & drained.

She called from the ER at 4:30 Tuesday and said that he had fallen on/off the patio and the landscaper was there cutting the lawn and raking leaves and he called for the ambulance.

She is doing well considering everything. Fr Joe was there when Dave & I arrived. Eric from the church arrived shortly after.

The orthopedist told us that it's a very clean break and that he doesn't see many broken femurs that are broken that cleanly. Knowing that she has a history of smoking and had a single mastectomy a few years ago, we asked if the break could have been caused by (other) factors and he addressed our concerns as best he could given that there were no tests done in that respect. He said that if the break had been caused by a (cancer-type process) there would typically be a hole evident and the X-rays don't show that.

Given her medical history she would need to be cleared by her doctor before they would schedule the operation to align the bone sections and install the pin (and screws). Her MD visited, checked her out and advised that the operation would, most likely be Wednesday afternoon.




Xray of Mom's left FemurXray of Mom's left Femur


I'm beat, Dave is beat and has headed to bed.
I'm going to head to bed shortly, too.

Mom's a feisty old broad, she survived breast cancer in her 60's, she has had open heart surgery with triple bypass and a valve replacement in her early 70's, a broken wrist last year and her broken femur, in her 76th year.
 
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From:beartalon
Date:November 5th, 2008 07:33 am (UTC)
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Wow - glad there seem to be no complications and the surgery was scheduled quickly.

[HUG]
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From:geekbearjeff
Date:November 5th, 2008 04:04 pm (UTC)
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Wow, indeed.
[hug]
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From:choochoo68
Date:November 5th, 2008 12:09 pm (UTC)
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glad to hear the doc is confident all she needs is the surgury and time.
definately don't make em like that any more lol
snugs
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From:geekbearjeff
Date:November 5th, 2008 04:03 pm (UTC)
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[hug]
Thanks!

true.

I'll pass on your well wishes.
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From:rwcubdad
Date:November 5th, 2008 12:27 pm (UTC)
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Hope that she heals up well. Sounds like she's tough like my Mom. HUGS
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From:geekbearjeff
Date:November 5th, 2008 04:02 pm (UTC)
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Thanks!
yup, she's a tough old bird.

I'll pass your well wishes on to her.
[hugs]
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From:kymutt
Date:November 5th, 2008 01:46 pm (UTC)
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I'm glad that she is doin' alright, dearheart. I hope the surgery goes well, and that she continues to improve. If I can do anythin' to help, you know how to get me. *bearhugs you*
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From:geekbearjeff
Date:November 5th, 2008 04:01 pm (UTC)
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[hug]

Thanks!

I'll pass your well wishes on to Mom.
From:mrwhistlebear
Date:November 5th, 2008 02:07 pm (UTC)
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Your mom taking a fall is bad - but I'm relieved to hear that she'll be ok!!

Love to the lot of you.
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From:geekbearjeff
Date:November 5th, 2008 04:00 pm (UTC)
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[hug]

Thanks!

I'll pass on your well wishes.
[hugs]
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From:danthered
Date:November 5th, 2008 02:18 pm (UTC)
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Arrgh! *Hug* Hope everything will go well and smoothly.
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From:geekbearjeff
Date:November 5th, 2008 04:00 pm (UTC)
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Thanks!
[hug]

I'll pass on your well wishes.
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From:geekbearjeff
Date:November 5th, 2008 03:59 pm (UTC)
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She's in good spirits and seems to feel comfortable with the folks giving her care, which is good.
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From:mrpandabehr
Date:November 6th, 2008 01:01 am (UTC)
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Hope she gets better soon!

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