Monday, January 25, 2010

Quick Update...

Hi Everyone..

Just doing a quick post today to share an update with you on my Mom who as I mentioned in my previous post fell on her icy driveway Saturday and broke her left hip.

Her Surgery on Sunday morning went great. She had broken the ball of her left hip so they replaced that as well as her hip socket as the surgeon said most patients tend to do much better after surgery if they replace both at the same time. For the rest of the day Sunday she was pretty tired from the Anesthesia but did very well otherwise.

Today she's doing even better. They've had her up and out of bed, walking the hall this morning with the physical therapist and now she is able to sit in a chair in her room and not lay in her bed all day. She'll have more physical therapy tomorrow and an occupational therapist will also see her tomorrow to teach her things about dressing, bathing and all that fun stuff we tend to take for granted when we don't have broken bones and limited mobility.

It's looking like she'll be discharged on Wednesday and from what it sounds like, she's doing so well that the doctor doesn't think she'll need to go to a rehab center and that she'll be able to go straight home. Hallelujah!!

She'll still need some physical therapy for awhile, but I think they are going to arrange for that to be done at home through a Home Heath Care agency. That will make it much easier for all of us.

Not much else to report for now. I'm exhausted after the stress of these past few days, not sleeping well and having had to work today, so I'm just gonna veg out in front of the TV tonight and do nothing else. I'll try and post again later this week with something more interesting that an update on my Mom.

Have a great week and if it's icy where you are, BE CAREFUL and don't go falling on the ice like my Mom did.

16 comments:

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Hi Kim....I am glad to hear everything went well with your mom! Take care of yourself and get some rest.....I have been where you are!~Patti

Queenie said...

Hey Kim,
I am so sorry about what happened to your mom. I am glad that her surgery went well..you both will be in my prayers...hope you are able to get some rest...
Big Hugs,
Queenie

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hi Kim!
That is just AWESOME that your Mom will be going home and that everything is going so well. God answers!!!
Get some sleep...
Warmly,
Deb :)

Caroline@ FOREVER VINTAGE said...

I am so glad to hear she is doing well. Isn't it amazing how quickly they can do things and send you on your way? Take care.

Marilyn said...

Sounds like a splendid outlook for your Mom so now you can take a breath & rest!!
Love,
Marilyn
xxoo

Jodie LeJeune said...

Wow Kim, that is wonderful recovery news about your Mom. I read your post about her fall, how very scary as falling was one of my biggest fears of my parents when they were alive. They seem to be so fragile at that age. I'm so happy to hear that your Mother is moving around so fast. I hope things get back to "normal" for you soon. And, most of all...take care of yourself too girl!!!!!

Thanks for the kind words about the Saints inspite of your Vikings loss, I really appreciate it and thank you for stopping in to visit~
everything vintage

Sandy said...

Glad to hear you Mom is doing so well. It sounds like she's a spunky lady if she's up and willing to get going so quickly.

Sandy

Melinda said...

Hi Kim...so glad to hear your Mom is doing well! Will drop in again real soon. *HUGS*

Melinda

Karen said...

HI there. Well this is good news that the surgery went well. It'll be some recovery time, but with today's Drs. she will be better than before!
I would definitely do some vegging out. Go relax a while. It's hard when we have to worry about our parents. But it sounds like she is doing really well.
Have a good day! Chin up!
Karen
Some days are diamonds

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

I'm glad to hear that everything is on the mend! It can be very stressful at times, but hang in there...the sun's coming out!

The Pink Rose Cottage said...

So glad your mom is doing well and the recovery seems to be fast! Sending her wishes and prayers that she's feeling like herself by spring!

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Thanks for the update, Kim! Hugs and prayers! ♥

debi said...

Kim, I'm glad to hear that your mom's surgery went well. It sounds like she'll be on the mend very soon...how wonderful. Keeping you and your mom in my thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery, for your both.
Hugs, Debi

Candace said...

Sorry that your mother fell on the ice, but happy to hear that her surgery went well and that she will be able to go home. I hope that you get some rest and are able to destress.

Jean Tuthill said...

Hi Kim, I want to wish your Mom the best and I hope she has a very speedy recovery. And I hope you get some rest and catch up on your sleep.

Barbara said...

kim, Happy to hear things are looking up for your Mom. Keeping all you in my prayers.

Barbara