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imanamerican63

(13,913 posts)
Tue Apr 23, 2024, 10:05 PM Apr 23

Update, about my mom.

It is a broken hip with a dislocated socket.

My sister said that surgery will take place a day or two, too much swelling.

I guess my mom laid on the floor for about 40 mins before the rescue squad arrived. It’s a volunteer fire department.



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Update, about my mom. (Original Post) imanamerican63 Apr 23 OP
I saw your initial post & have been thinking of you - TBF Apr 23 #1
I hope all goes well with her surgery. BlueKota Apr 23 #2
Thanks for the update. sheshe2 Apr 23 #3
I'm sorry about this situtation with your mom. It is much harder brer cat Apr 23 #4
thank goodness there is a speedy plan; this is great news. peacebuzzard Apr 23 #5
my great- aunt broke her hip in the bathroom, + was in the bathroom for hours. luckily we got there early. pansypoo53219 Apr 23 #6
I have an acquaintance in her 90s. shrike3 Apr 23 #7
Thank you Dear_Prudence Apr 23 #8
Thank you. Seeing your Mom in an ER bed is awful experience irisblue Apr 23 #9
Actually, I'm on the road, head'n for the St. Paul. imanamerican63 Apr 23 #12
Safe travels irisblue Apr 23 #13
My dear 85 year old (at the time) husband recovered very well from hip surgery after his fall. MLAA Apr 23 #10
Thanks for the update. Mr.Bill Apr 23 #11
You break a hip, you can't move Warpy Apr 23 #14
Thank you for the update. Sending good thoughts for a successful surgery and a rapid recovery for your Mom. LoisB Apr 23 #15
I hope she heals quickly from surgery. area51 Apr 23 #16
Fingers crossed n/t BaronChocula Apr 23 #17
May her Surgery & Recovery be successful! electric_blue68 Apr 24 #18
That sounds awful for her. Hoping the docs are able to get her sorted and she feels much better soon. Surgery is such mahina Apr 24 #19
safe travels. sending you and your mom light and love. nt orleans Apr 24 #20
Falls AverageOldGuy Apr 24 #21
Holding you both cilla4progress Apr 24 #22
Wishing her a successful surgery and a speedy recovery! calimary Apr 24 #23

TBF

(32,273 posts)
1. I saw your initial post & have been thinking of you -
Tue Apr 23, 2024, 10:07 PM
Apr 23

I had these issues with my mom a few years back. Hoping things will go well, sending you lots of positive vibes.

brer cat

(24,811 posts)
4. I'm sorry about this situtation with your mom. It is much harder
Tue Apr 23, 2024, 10:40 PM
Apr 23

to recover when the hip is broken during trauma, plus she must have been very stressed when it took a long time for the emergency crew to reach her. I hope she does well with surgery and therapy. My mother had one hip replaced three times, and it was always successful. Her surgeons credited her positive attitude along with doing exactly what she was directed to by her therapist. Anything you can do to keep her spirits up will be a big help.

pansypoo53219

(21,084 posts)
6. my great- aunt broke her hip in the bathroom, + was in the bathroom for hours. luckily we got there early.
Tue Apr 23, 2024, 11:04 PM
Apr 23

she got some rootbeer. my mom dithered by finally called for an ambulance. oh, she was 94. she had to go to a home for rehab, but she got home in a few months. she was a few weeks from 99 when she had a stoke + passed a few days later.

shrike3

(4,077 posts)
7. I have an acquaintance in her 90s.
Tue Apr 23, 2024, 11:08 PM
Apr 23

She fell and broke her hip. Surgeon put a pin in it, she was put in a rehab facility, then she was on her way. I wish the same outcome for your mom.

irisblue

(33,149 posts)
9. Thank you. Seeing your Mom in an ER bed is awful experience
Tue Apr 23, 2024, 11:19 PM
Apr 23

Please keep us updated and your family be in my thoughts

imanamerican63

(13,913 posts)
12. Actually, I'm on the road, head'n for the St. Paul.
Tue Apr 23, 2024, 11:23 PM
Apr 23

My youngest sister is there and some of the others will be there by mid morning. I won’t probably get there until Friday morning?


MLAA

(17,544 posts)
10. My dear 85 year old (at the time) husband recovered very well from hip surgery after his fall.
Tue Apr 23, 2024, 11:23 PM
Apr 23

It hasn’t bothered him at all since he healed. Since it was during the pandemic I chose to skip rehab and instead have the physical and occupational therapists come to our home masked. For the first month I rented a hospital bed so it was easier for him to get in and out of it and per the medical supply, for hip and back surgery it was best to have a very firm mattress. After the first week he really wanted to try sleeping in our bed which is a firm mattress but not as firm as the hospital bed. He tried it and only lasted 5-10 minutes before the pain made him return to the hospital bed. Then after 3 or so weeks he tried again and made it all night comfortably. I also got a shower chair so he didn’t have to stand along with a getting a hand held shower adapter. He did have a lot of pain and couldn’t take opiates as they make him very wacky.

If it weren’t for his short term memory problems and it was today with Covid vaccines, I’d probably go with rehab for a couple of weeks and evaluate afterwards if a hospital bed would help him.

Sending good vibes.

LoisB

(7,335 posts)
15. Thank you for the update. Sending good thoughts for a successful surgery and a rapid recovery for your Mom.
Tue Apr 23, 2024, 11:54 PM
Apr 23

mahina

(17,923 posts)
19. That sounds awful for her. Hoping the docs are able to get her sorted and she feels much better soon. Surgery is such
Wed Apr 24, 2024, 12:04 AM
Apr 24

stressor on the body but we get through it. Thank God for the helpers!

AverageOldGuy

(1,606 posts)
21. Falls
Wed Apr 24, 2024, 12:42 AM
Apr 24

I'm very sorry to hear about your mother's accident and injury; she's probably in a lot of pain and is looking at a lengthy recovery. I know you, family, and friends will stay with her - she's going to need a lot of help.

I'm a long-time EMT on a volunteer rescue squad in a rural VA county.

37% of our county's population are over 65, most well over 65.

One-third of our calls are for falls and the patient is always over 65.

Nationwide, falls -- mostly in the home -- are the biggest cause of injury or death for people over 65.

When we go for a fall, we first check out the patient for broken bones, bleeding, and the like, then start treatment as required. The next step is to ask the patient "Why did you fall?" It's not unusual for a patient to respond negatively -- "Why do you need to know that?" BECAUSE: If you tripped over the cat and fell, or got your feet tangled up in a throw rug, that's one thing. But if you blacked out, don't remember falling, felt dizzy and waked up on the floor -- anything like that could mean you have something cerebral going on -- onset of a stroke; possible bleed in the brain (which can be fatal within minutes); or a similar dangerous condition. We need to know why you fell because the reason for the fall could point to a serious condition that needs immediate diagnosis and treatment.

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