Wednesday, August 4, 2010
The best laid plans don't always work out..........
I had only glanced at my email, was just starting to fix breakfast when the phone rang. Dad had fallen, didn't lower the foot rest on his power recliner before getting out of the chair I found out later. He didn't show up for breakfast and one of the ladies knocked on his door but instead of saying "Help me" he said "come in" and she was too shy to open his door and went on to her room. Breakfast is at 6:30 and nobody checked on him until 8. He hadn't broken anything but he couldn't walk after they got him up. They called me to confirm they should call an ambulance. I knew I had a half hour until he would be at the hospital (4 blocks from me) so I dried my hair and ate breakfast. I got to the hospital before the ambulance did. Needless to say, I didn't get to the QOV sew in at 10. They were finally done in the emergency room at 11:15 and admitted him to the hospital for therapy. I got home a little before noon and headed to Batavia to get in on a little of the sew in and to see the men from Great Lakes Training Center who had come to pick up the quilts.
When I visited Dad last night they had the sleeves on his legs that have the air compression on a rotating timer. That is to make sure he doesn't get a blood clot. He was distressed when I got there, and then my brother showed up. By the time we left he was calm and watching a western movie. Wouldn't you know his Dr. is out of town this week so he'll be seeing a stranger (to him) for a Dr.