xmas in the ER,or,crowning the queen of the swift

United States
December 25, 2016 9:14pm CST
i spent a..lovely..4 hours in the ER with mom last night.no sooner had i sat down to have a beer with the hubby at one am,when i heard a crash from the first floor shake the house. oh crap,now what? she decided to get up and putter around like we've asked her not to,tripped with a cup,and cut the poop out of herself.her eye was full of blood. the bleeding wouldn't stop,so i called 911. turns out she had a few cuts that needed stitches,and cornial abrasion.she's lucky she broke nothing.today she looks like she lost a prize fight. it goes without saying she's also been told not to use cups that aren't plastic,but since she already wasn't listening,what's one more? she'll be ok,but maybe this time she'll listen to us.it almost cost her an eye. the neighbor's girl cat tried to come with and jumped in the ambulance..i had to have my bro put her back on the porch.as much as the nurses might have loved it,go home kitty.no hospital for you.
8 people like this
10 responses
• Jacksonville, Florida
26 Dec 16
I'm sorry to hear about your mom, I hope she will be okay. We spent 4 hours at the ER last night with our 10 month old, he has an upper respiratory infection. =( I hope they both feel better soon.
1 person likes this
• United States
26 Dec 16
poor kid.that's miserable in one so little.
1 person likes this
• Jacksonville, Florida
26 Dec 16
@scarlet_woman Yeah his first Christmas has been miserable for him. =(
1 person likes this
• United States
28 Dec 16
@fluffysue (1463)
• United States
27 Dec 16
Oh no! Glad she will be OK!
1 person likes this
• United States
28 Dec 16
yea,she's gonna be miserable for awhile..but she should have listened.
@fluffysue (1463)
• United States
30 Dec 16
@scarlet_woman It's odd how the roles get reversed as we get older, isn't it? That's exactly what my mom would have told me as a kid after doing something I was warned about that resulted in an injury.
1 person likes this
@sharon6345 (135620)
• United States
26 Dec 16
That could be a dangerous outcome if she fell a different way. I hope like crazy she will listen from now on.
1 person likes this
• United States
26 Dec 16
i do too..but she's stubborn as hell.
@sharon6345 (135620)
• United States
26 Dec 16
@scarlet_woman I hope this was a lesson she will learn from.
1 person likes this
@PatZAnthony (12871)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
30 Dec 16
That must be so painful. Hope all is well there.
1 person likes this
• United States
31 Dec 16
yea she's doing better,but grumbles about the eye meds.oh well ma,gotta have it.
@rebelann (42456)
• El Paso, Texas
26 Dec 16
It took me a while to learn that you can't tell an elderly person what to do, they'll simply do it just to prove they can. Mom wouldn't listen, Carol's dad wouldn't listen and Linda mom and dad don't listen. It's like telling a 3 year old no no only to see them try and try again.
1 person likes this
• United States
28 Dec 16
exactly.
1 person likes this
@DianneN (82237)
• United States
29 Dec 16
I'm so sorry to hear about your mom's accident. I hope she heals quickly and finally learned her lesson. The older one gets, the less advice they heed.
1 person likes this
@jaboUK (54871)
• United Kingdom
29 Dec 16
So sorry to hear this, and I'm glad it was no worse. I hope she recovers quickly.
1 person likes this
@marlina (76660)
• Canada
26 Dec 16
Sorry to read about your Mom, yes, lucky that she did not lose her eye. I hope that she will listen to you now.
1 person likes this
@ms1864 (6975)
• Bangalore, India
26 Dec 16
i wonder why moms never listen. Glad to hear she will recover from it.
1 person likes this
• Philippines
26 Dec 16
at least she was able to be taken to the hospital. Though it was bad christmas day but the important is that she's recovering.
1 person likes this