Mama Tripped And Fell
November 12, 2017 11:50am CST
It has been a stressful week here in my part of the world. My mama has Alzheimer's and walks very wobbly. She has canes and a walker , but forgets to use them or will say that she doesn't need them. She walks very much like a toddler and will even say to us, I can do it myself. It is very hard to keep her safe. We are in a bad predicament and this past Monday she got up and tripped before anyone could get near her. She ended up breaking three fingers, her wrist and cracking several ribs. I'm not sure how her fingers and wrist will heal. Mama can no longer follow doctors orders , because of her Alzheimer's and keeps trying to use her hand. She fortunately has a nurse that comes out twice a week and for that we are grateful. We really need a nurse on a daily basis. I hope that you are all doing well and look forward to reading some of your discussions.
36 people like this
• United States
Oh, I am so sorry this happened to your mom. Both my parents tripped and fell and broke bones. You are so right about not being able to follow doctor's orders due to Alzheimer's. Neither Dad nor Mom could, and it was quite a struggle. I do hope you can arrange for care for her every day.
6 people like this
Aww, your poor mother, I'm so sorry that she fell and is left with so many ailments as a result. I do hope that she heals quickly, that is what we have to hope for in this case. (((HUGS))) to you, as I know its hard to watch our loved ones slip like that.