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Weed's Dad Broke His Hip Yesterday!

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Sad but true, Dad stood up yesterday morning and fell. We are not sure if the hip broke before he fell or was a result of the fall.. He laid on the floor for 10 min trying to call for mom but she was sound asleep. He's damn stubborn, he wouldn't let her call 911. He got up went to the bathroom and ate breakfast and finally said you better call the ambulance. He wouldn't let her call me until he left in the ambulance. He is now waiting for an opening in the OR for a half hip replacement. This is the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend and al the OR's are at min staff.

As you all know he is not in the best of health and 89. He's in God's hands. Our Covid count is filling the hospitals so I can not even go in to comfort him. Very scary operation for someone in his condition anything can happen. He is on OR stand. 

Wayne

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Oh no @WeednFeed that is terrible....I hope they him mended up fast my friend and for sure will be lifting him up in Prayer...I also hope you mom is taking it well...Last thing anyone needs is stress...Get well fast Mr. Weed !

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Oh my goodness!  How awful and painful sounding!

I  know a woman who was just walking (granted she is overweight but was in her mid 80's) and her leg out of the blue broke!  As a teenager, she was in a terrible car accident, and had broken her leg at the same place.  ANYHOW, she lives alone and you can imagine the ordeal she went thru to try to crawl to a phone.   Apparently it is that easy when folks get older for things to just break!

ANYHOW, I tell my parents, don't fall... don't fall, DON'T FALL!!!  Last week, my dad was reading in the living room and turned off the living room light to go to their bedroom, they have no night lights, and their house tends to be dark anyway as they live in the woods, and mom had left out a step ladder in their hallway.  He banged into it, fell and it ripped his skin right off about 12 inches long, from the mid arm down to the elbow, and the elbow area was ripped to shreds.  So, I show up a few days later as I am redecorating their house, and see a long blood trail on dad's shirt.  What's that?  I ask, then they tell me what happened... I finally finally get them to show me, I keep saying, let's go to the ER or a clinic and get you stitched up, on antibiotics, etc.  No NO, NO NO, they say...  We rebandage him, and he proceeds back to cleaning their cat's kitty litter box, sweeping the deck, and so on.  

Well, it's been a week and they are both still alive, so I figure no serious infection happened.  I will see them tomorrow, wondering if they will let me see his arm/elbow.

From what folks have told me, the modern day knee/hip replacement set up is really fantastic!  He will have rehab to do, lots of pain meds to take and of course the worry of getting addicted to pain meds, but I think you can relax a bit so many, many folks have those types of procedures anymore.  Actually, he probably needed on in the first place which might be why it broke?

I do wish as our parents get older, they 1. Don't fall, DON'T FALL!!! and 2. get their flu / shingles / pneumonia / COVID shots as recommended and 3. If someone around them is sick, Stay Away from sickness

Please tell your dad that an entire clan and friends are rooting for his quick recovery.  💟  

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Dad made it through the surgery, it’s a miracle in our eyes. The next few days are critical. He will be in for a long hard ride. 
My family and I would like you all to know we really appreciate all your prayers and kind words. 
To all of you with aging parents keep an eye on them.  To all of our members chalking up the years take care of yourselves follow your Dr’s advice. Do everything in your power to keep your/our aging bodies active and healthy. 
I have been blessed with the most amazing FATHER every day is a gift. 
If you have someone in your life you love you better tell them and tell them often. Tomorrow might be too late. Look at all the members we lost in such a short time lately.

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!

Wayne

 

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