Update On Annie, Mum's 90 Year Old Friend

@Janey1966 (24126)
Carlisle, England
March 7, 2010 6:49pm CST
Hello there! A few days ago I mentioned the fact that Mum's 90 year old friend, Annie had fallen and broken her pelvis and fractured her wrist in 4 places. Well, Mum finally got to see her over weekend. Currently, Annie is in the local hospital (which, unfortunately is 100 miles away from me) and she "still has her marbles" but is in a bad way with pain, not surprisingly. Her arm is virtually covered by what is known as a "pot" over here so, obviously, she cannot move that at all as it is rigid. Her broken pelvis, however, has to heal on its own so this is giving her the most pain. She cannot lie down in order to sleep so has to sit up. Also, she is not eating at the moment but, considering the trauma she has suffered, that's not surprising but I will keep you all posted on that one. There is one comment from Mum that made me smile, however and that is...Annie's feet are in a fabulous condition, she has never seen anything like them. Smooth as silk and her toenails were cut very neatly. Why? Because she has a mobile chiropodist come round her house every 6 weeks, that's why! Mum is seriously considering getting one of her own (and for Dad too) as she said "cutting my toenails is like cutting wood." Haha! Annie's son and daughter have been to see her but it looks like she will (eventually) go into rehabilitation. That will be some time off yet as her pelvis has to heal first. Does anyone know how long that's likely to take, I'd be pleased to hear from anyone regarding this. I promised everyone an update so there you go my friends. Despite the pain she is talking freely now and I am so pleased about this. No signs of depression; just frustration at the pain.Some healing MyLot prayers may help in this regard. They have certainly helped with her communication, thank you one and all for your support.
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@udayrao2 (782)
• India
8 Mar 10
Hi Janey I responded earlier and I even said that she will be OK, after all everyone you asked must have prayed for a speedy recovery- which she will though due to advanced age may take a little longer than usual- but keep the updates on her improvement.
@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
8 Mar 10
If you thought I was repeating myself I am sorry, it wasn't intentional, believe me. It's just that my Mum finally got to SEEING her as opposed to just HEARING about how she was, which is why I posted the update. When I hear better news I will post another discussion about it.
@udayrao2 (782)
• India
9 Mar 10
No I did not think that way at all- it was just a way of expressing or conveying that we, or at least I, am aware and was actually wondering whether you would update & when !!
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
8 Mar 10
When my mom broke her hip, it was two months before she was released to try and walk again. Don't know if that's comparable to a broken pelvis or not. I hope they watch her circulation, as people who are bed ridden tend to be prone to fatal blood clots. Good luck to her, I hope she heals and manages to get past this and lives a whole lot longer...
@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
8 Mar 10
Aww thanks for that Dawn. Yes, I do know what you mean about Annie being bedridden and staying in the same place for a long length of time. She will have regular visits, especially from my cousin Jill (and nothing gets past her, if she spots any signs of anything untowaward she will mention it) so I'm hopeful her family will "look out for her." I've got everything crossed!
@pandaeyes (2068)
8 Mar 10
My mum went for convalescence after her brain operation and it was 6 months. I know a man at work broke his pelvis and was off work for about 3 months but this lady is much older so i expect the healing process will be longer. My lovely 100 year old neighbour is now in a nursing home SIGH as she has fallen so many times now and they are afraid to leave her in the house by herself. It is a lovely home in the countryside but not the same as being her old independent self.
@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
8 Mar 10
It happens to us all doesn't it my friend? I do know that her daughter lives in a big house in Chester. Now, the husband wouldn't be too impressed if Annie ends up living there (and Annie herself has said many times that she couldn't live there because of his attitude) but I really don't know what the alternatives are. The thing is, her daughter is 70 years old herself and cannot be expected to care for her 24 hours a day. We shall see what transpires and thanks for your response, it's much appreciated.
@hofferp (4739)
• United States
8 Mar 10
Hi, Janey, My uncle, 90, fell a few months back and is still in the nursing home recovering. It's going to take months for him and I would expect for Annie to recover. Unfortunately, my uncle is going down hill; depression has set in and we're very worried about him. My uncle, my Mom's only surviving brother out of 9 children, lives in South Dakota; my Mom and I live in New Mexico. It's a full two days drive to get to where he's at. Right now, our plan is to see him this summer (early August), if something doesn't happen before then. I wish Annie a speedy recovery.
@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
8 Mar 10
Hello there! Many thanks for your response and I do sympathise with the fact that your Uncle is not well and you and your Mum live so far away. Annie isn't a relative of ours but is still close to her ex-daughter-in-law, her daughter (my cousin) and her own son and daughter. We pray that her mind stays strong as we're convinced this is the key to her recovery. Thanks for your support, it means a lot and please pass on my well-wishes when you next see your Uncle. Hopefully, he will be feeling a bit better by then.
• Philippines
8 Mar 10
Thank you very much for your update, Janey. At this point, Annie needs our prayers. I am not being pessismistic, but at age 90, the speed of recovery could be lengthy. That's a fact. Age, gender, immobility, nutritional condition and other medical conditions have to be considered. People who are 65 and over like myself; women; restricted movement; lack of calcium, Vitamin D, magnesium, zinc, etc; the need to take other medications due to chronic problems; and the exact location of the fracture present risks. Due to limited mobiity, bedsores, formation of blood clot, urinary infection, pneumonia and muscle wasting and God forbid, permanent loss of mobility are conditions that we must strongly pray for and ask God to protect her from. Her upbeat attitude is a big plus, but the pain is something that she has to endure and deal with. I am going to email my friends who are not mylotters and ask them to pray for Annie. They know that praying for others is our duty and it helps in strengthening our own relationship with God. Meanwhile, let's keep a positive attitude ourselves, like Annie's, and keep hoping for a complete recovery. With HIM, nothing is impossible. Having her own chiropodist is a great idea of your Mum's. :-) Have a great and hopeful day, my friend.
@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
8 Mar 10
You have succeeded in putting a big smile on my face (as you always do) and thank you so much for emailing your friends. The more the merrier, eh? Annie is a very strong woman but you are right, because of her age it will be difficult getting back on track...and not everything will be the same as it was before. She is very brave. Apparently, she fell all the way down her stairs last year and didn't break anything. I've seen her stairs and they go STRAIGHT UP! Amazing!
@Yanglong (27)
• China
8 Mar 10
I'm sorry for that, although i couldn't answer your question, but i pray for her from the bottom of my heart, i totally believe that she'll be recovered earlier with positive attitude and good mood.
@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
8 Mar 10
Thank you so much for your kind response and welcome to MyLot my friend.