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Mon Sep 11, 2017, 10:11 AM

An update on my Mom who fell outside Germain Arena Saturday morning.

https://www.democraticunderground.com/10029577015

She fell, most likely from standing in the heat for over 3 hours and had to go into emergency surgery to stop bleeding inside her cranial walls.

So after 2 days they have taken her off the sedation medication and she is waking up very well. She is still intibated so can't talk but she has looked at me in the eyes and seems to know it is me. She has also been able to follow some commands from the nurse. The doctor thinks she is doing really well.

Thank you all so much for the well wishes, thoughts and prayers.


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Reply An update on my Mom who fell outside Germain Arena Saturday morning. (Original post)
Maraya1969 Sep 2017 OP
hlthe2b Sep 2017 #1
Scarsdale Sep 2017 #32
The Velveteen Ocelot Sep 2017 #2
Raven Sep 2017 #3
catbyte Sep 2017 #4
MontanaMama Sep 2017 #5
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oasis Sep 2017 #15
LittleGirl Sep 2017 #16
sarge43 Sep 2017 #17
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samnsara Sep 2017 #19
Maraya1969 Sep 2017 #34
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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 10:12 AM

1. I am THRILLED to hear this, maraya! I've been thinking about you.

So many good wishes continue your way. Give Mom a hug for ALL of us!

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 01:01 PM

32. YES!

+1000.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 10:12 AM

2. It's good to hear that!

I'm sorry you and your mom had to go through such a terrible experience but I'm happy to hear she is doing well.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 10:13 AM

3. God bless you and your Mom! My Mother got very sick during

a very bad blizzard that hit Boston in 2005. It was the most helpless feeling in the world.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 10:13 AM

4. I'm so relieved to hear she's doing better. What an awful thing to have happened

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 10:16 AM

5. Great news on a Monday!

I thought about you and your mama all weekend. Best wishes for continued healing.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 10:20 AM

6. K&R...

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 10:21 AM

7. Good news

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 10:25 AM

8. I'm so relieved for both of you! nt

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 10:29 AM

9. Here's to a speedy recovery for her

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 10:31 AM

10. So glad to hear she is on the mend

What a horrible experience for the both of you.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 10:33 AM

11. Wishing your Mom a quick recovery and strength for you

and your family as you help her through this.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 10:34 AM

12. Very good to hear. Nt

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 10:35 AM

13. i've been worried about your mom

since i read your other post.

i'm so glad she is doing better

thanks for posting this update

i'm so sorry you and her are going through this.

keep us posted.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 10:41 AM

14. Wishing her and your life a speedy and complete recovery.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 10:46 AM

15. Good to hear the progress on her recovery.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 10:49 AM

16. Thank you for the update

I have been thinking about her all weekend and hoping she's okay.

hugs.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 10:58 AM

17. Thank you for the update.

Virtual hugs and good thoughts for you and your mom.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 10:59 AM

18. continued prayers and well wishes

for you and your mom

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 11:00 AM

19. were you able to stay with her in the hospital? my friends mom....

....is 85 and deaf and was made to leave the hospital ( her husband was in there with a heart thing)...and had to return to her condo to sit out the storm alone. ( this was in Boca).

So glad your mom is getting better....

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Response to samnsara (Reply #19)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 01:11 PM

34. They didn't dare turn me away. It turned out that the hospitals acted like a shelter for

all the family of hospital staff. I have to leave now but in the past couple days, I stayed right here on ICU.

Some of the nurses were bitchy to me but fuck them. My mom's regular nurse is a gem.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 11:24 AM

20. Thanks for the update! I was the sole local family member for my mom,

who passed away last year, so I felt your pain and distress at having something like this happen very personally. I know you have been doing everything possible to help and support her...and then along comes one of the worst hurricanes in history and throws all your best plans off the rails. You are probably already doing this, but even though your mom is not yet responding verbally, keep talking to her as if she can fully understand everything, explaining why she is there and what happened in the most positive and hopeful way possible. She is lucky to have you by her side. We are all pulling for her speedy and full recovery! Lots of good wishes for healing are coming her way.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 11:26 AM

21. Good news to read! Thanks for updating!



Take care, Maraya1969!

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 11:27 AM

22. So happy to hear the good report of progress.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 11:35 AM

23. Thanks for sharing.

I was thinking about you two.
B

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 11:38 AM

24. ((Maraya))

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 11:40 AM

25. Thank goodness. I hope weather clears up soon so everyone can return home. Take care!

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 11:48 AM

26. Hopeful progress!

Like I tell my mom ( she's 80) she's such a tough old bird there is nothing left but beaks and feet....

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 11:52 AM

27. Thanks for sharing your story with us

It was quite an ordeal that you and your mom had to go through. I'm glad she survived and it sounds like she's recovering now.

Best of luck to you and your Mom!

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 12:01 PM

28. Thanks for the good news, and may her recovery be complete. nt

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 12:03 PM

29. Goodness, I'm so sorry that she had to endure that.

I'm just catching up after a weekend pretty much away from DU. I'm sorry that this happened to your mother. I'm glad she is doing well.

I hope her recovery continues to go well, easy and quickly.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 12:15 PM

30. I'm so glad!!

I was thinking about you this weekend and wondering when you'd be able to give us an update. I'm so happy that she's doing well!

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 12:16 PM

31. Thank you for the update.

Like so many other DUers I read your post and was horrified by what you and she had to endure. I'm so glad her recovery is going well, and I will continue to send good thoughts to you and all of those in Florida who are suffering now.

Please keep us updated on her recovery. She is lucky to have a strong, supportive daughter by her side.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 01:04 PM

33. Thanks for posting the update

So glad she regained consciousness and is responding. Standing in line for 3 hours in that heat is difficult for anyone, I can't imagine how the elderly handled it.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 01:15 PM

35. Glad to hear this. K&R

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 03:38 PM

36. Thank you for the update

and the positive news. Hope this was your only glitch and the rest is all a bowl of cherries!

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 03:40 PM

37. Thanks for letting us know! I'm so happy for you two!

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 04:43 PM

38. So glad to hear she is doing better.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 07:25 PM

39. Thanks for the update

 

I was absolutely horrified to read your story. It's a relief to know things are improving. Sending hugs and good thoughts.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 07:29 PM

40. She is the victim of a crime against humanity.

Love to you both!!!

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 08:17 PM

41. I am relieved to hear that she is recovering.

Hope she makes a full recovery and that those responsible for that debacle are held accountable. If this happened to your mom, I suspect other elderly people faced issues as well.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 08:42 PM

42. Tell your Mom to get well soon! You must be exhausted & never expected to ride out-storm this way.

I think I remember your last OP, you mentioned two pets waiting with you in line? How are the pets doing?

Is there anyway the DU community can help "lend a hand" from a distance?

A lot of people effected by the storms/hurricanes are setting up a https://www.gofundme.com/ . Let us know please if you set-up a gofundme page.

I hope your home was ok, your pets are happy, Your Mom feels much better and you have some well deserved rest soon!.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 09:08 PM

43. So relieved. Your initial post about your mom haunted me

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 01:18 AM

44. I'm glad that she is doing OK

I pray for her continued improvement.

Germain Arena made national news today. Evacuees were leaving and complained about the lines. They stated that several community members collapsed while waiting in the heat.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 01:43 AM

45. So happy to hear she's improving

I've thought of you both often and I'll continue to hold you both in my thoughts and prayers

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 07:49 PM

46. Hey Maraya, it's Bill from Bonits Springs.

I lost my cell service and have not been able to call you. I am glad you are ok and your mother seems to be doing better.

Hopefully when things get back to normal around here we can have a meet up.

Bill

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