December 9th, 2014

screwed

Yes, Seriously.

So, my mother broke her hip. Yep. It was just a hairline fracture, so no surgery, but also because it is a hip, they can't splint it or anything. Which, knowing my mom's inability to not do All The Things, she is a high risk of breaking it further. We are trying to keep her off her feet, but you know parents - you can't tell them anything! Apparently she had a cramp in her left leg and so stood up on her right leg to shake out the cramp, lost her balance, fell over and twisted the right leg on her way down, snapping the hipbone. Why an elderly woman with brittle bones and severe arthritis would ever stand on one leg is beyond me, but whatever. She also wasn't wearing the MedAlert button that Sis pays for her to have, because 'she doesn't like to wear it' and so she had to crawl to the phone to call for help.

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Mom is improving steadily though so that is a plus! And I'll take that plus!