Lend Me Your Ear

My grandmother's ear
@AmbiePam (50711)
United States
December 3, 2018 3:00pm CST
I hope this picture isn't too graphic for you. Some of you know my grandmother (my late mom's mother) is in an assisted living facility because she couldn't take care of herself and her good for nothing son. He eventually was forced to go to a nursing home where he belongs (he's 62, but due to his own lying and stupidity he needs help). So my grandmother fell asleep on her love seat, and fell over. Unfortunately, she fell into a little glass church my late grandfather got her 40 years ago. It has a steel steeple, and it split her ear. So my sister gets a call at 11pm (she lives closest about 30 minutes away), and the assisted living center was asking her what to do. She's like, call 911, and I'll meet them at the hospital (there was a very bad storm that night). So she has outpatient surgey, and she was back at the facility by 6am. Bless her heart! By the way, my horrible uncle got kicked out of his nursing home last week. Thankfully, my grandmother is okay.
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@snowy22315 (58577)
• United States
3 Dec
Nasty cut, I am really glad your grandmother is OK.
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@amadeo (81812)
• United States
3 Dec
Kicked out the nursing home.Was he being bad there.Why is he so horrible there.Where did he go
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@AmbiePam (50711)
• United States
4 Dec
He kept running over people's feet with his electric wheelchair. They told him he had to start using a manuel wheelchair. He threatened to sue them, and they were like, that's it. You have to find another place. Knowing him he's been verbally abusive for awhile.
@amadeo (81812)
• United States
4 Dec
@AmbiePam that is so weird there.
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@rakski (24380)
• Philippines
3 Dec
oh my. Lucky that only a split ear happened and not more serious one. I hope everything is fine with your grandma
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@Corbin5 (127232)
• United States
3 Dec
I am so sorry this happened to your dear grandmother. My dad was in an assisted living facility in which he had a nice apartment. He liked it there very much, but when he was age 94, they just could not provide the medical care he needed. Where will your uncle live now?
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@AmbiePam (50711)
• United States
4 Dec
He'll be assigned a case worker to help find another nursing home. He was so foolish. It was a good nursing home as far as nursing homes go. My grandmother lives in an assisted living facility, but she estimates she is about one of six residents "all there". Having been there myself, I think she's right. But the memory center for the dementia care people is so full they tend to keep patients in assisted living even if they are wearing their underwear outside their pants. The memory care is behind assisted living. A courtyard separates them.
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@MALUSE (47041)
• Uzbekistan
3 Dec
That is a very odd accident. Good to hear that all went well in the end. A small comfort: If you cut your ear, the pain is not too bad. It can't be compared to cuttings other parts of the body. Once a hairdresser cut my earlobe by mistake. I was surprised how little it hurt.
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@AmbiePam (50711)
• United States
3 Dec
She said the blood was what caught her off guard. Who knew the ear would bleed that much!
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• Midland, Michigan
3 Dec
So that's actually what happened to your grandmother's ear, as far as the image? It was a bit graphic, but I thought you pulled that from the internet. I can't imagine splitting one's ear in that manner and I'm glad they were able to surgically repair her ear. Did this just happen? How is she healing? Is grandma in her eighties or thereabouts and doing well mentally? My mom is 90 and also in a facility but one that caters to those with dementia although there are others there that are in better health. I know that if my mom fell like that the hospital would have to put her out completely in order to repair the ear, as my mom wouldn't understand and I don't think she'd let them work on it if she were partially awake. I'm guessing with outpatient surgery she'd be somewhat awake and they'd merely numb the ear and area?
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• Midland, Michigan
4 Dec
@AmbiePam that's pretty young for dementia. Not unheard of but still young. Was she worried about getting it as she got older?
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@AmbiePam (50711)
• United States
4 Dec
@MarshaMusselman Due to a cat scan they told her she'd have it young. She had great faith and never lived in fear. She was 46 when she was diagnosed, and when you have dementia all worry bets are off.
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• Midland, Michigan
4 Dec
@AmbiePam That's great to hear that she didn't fear that diagnosis, Amber. Then you can introduce us when we get to heaven.
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@sharon6345 (153282)
• United States
6 Dec
What a way to live good grief. How is the ear doing now? The image causes me to lose the desire for my food in the microwave. I am hoping those pain meds are on the hour.
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@AmbiePam (50711)
• United States
7 Dec
She said she didn't need a pain killer after the first day it happened. She gets her stitches out in two weeks. My sister said you can't even tell a difference the surgeon was so good.
@sharon6345 (153282)
• United States
7 Dec
@AmbiePam what a blessing that is and I am so glad I don't keep hazards like that around here. I have fallen quite a few times. I am even worried about my coffee table. I am trying to find an ottoman. Good news for her for sure.
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@FayeHazel (23454)
• United States
6 Dec
Oh ow. Poor grandma. I hope she heals well. Where do they expect uncle to go?
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@AmbiePam (50711)
• United States
6 Dec
You mean besides hell? Sorry, I couldn't resist. A case worker has been assigned to help him find another home.
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@FayeHazel (23454)
• United States
7 Dec
@AmbiePam Ha ha, no I shouldn't laugh but yeah. I'm happy the case worker is busy finding him a place far away from the rest of family I hope
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@DianneN (97797)
• United States
3 Dec
Ouch! I'm glad your sister had the smarts to know to call 911! So happy she's okay. So where is your uncle going to live?
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@AmbiePam (50711)
• United States
3 Dec
A case worker is supposed to help him finding another one. He's such a mess. The one he's in was a good one.
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@DianneN (97797)
• United States
4 Dec
@AmbiePam It figures. Sorry.
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• Trinidad And Tobago
8 Dec
Wow, pretty graphic. Did she get stitches? Seems very painful and it is certainly a horrible accident to have happened. I am so glad she got treated. How did you respond when you saw this?
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@AmbiePam (50711)
• United States
8 Dec
Yes, they sewed her up in surgery.
@Tampa_girl7 (27854)
• United States
5 Dec
Oh my goodness I hope that she is not in too much pain.
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@AmbiePam (50711)
• United States
6 Dec
No, not at all.
@Karenmm (904)
• Nairobi, Kenya
4 Dec
I didn't know people can get out of nursing homes
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@AmbiePam (50711)
• United States
4 Dec
They just transfer you to another.
@BelleStarr (40811)
• United States
4 Dec
Oh my goodness, well I am glad she is back to the home all sown up. Now where is your uncle going to go?
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@AmbiePam (50711)
• United States
4 Dec
Another nursing home will have to take him. He has 30 days.
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@Juliaacv (36710)
• Canada
3 Dec
Its too bad that your grandmother fell and happened to land just on that steeple and hurt herself. I'm glad that it wasn't really serious. If the nursing home kicked out your uncle, where to now?
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@AmbiePam (50711)
• United States
3 Dec
A case worker is supposed to help him find another one. He has 30 days before he has to leave.
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@mom210 (7008)
• United States
12 Dec
I am so glad your grandma is okay, falls for older people can be very bad
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@just4him (137011)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 Dec
I'm sorry that happened to your grandmother. I'm glad she's okay. Sorry about your uncle.
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@Courtlynn (57003)
• United States
7 Dec
Ouch that looks so bad. Glad she got it fixed.
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• Bekasi, Indonesia
5 Dec
I can't bear to see the photo and I feel very sorry for the grandmother
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@Susan2015 (22680)
• United States
4 Dec
Glad that your grandmother is doing okay.
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@LadyDuck (195924)
• Switzerland
4 Dec
Oh my goodness, I quickly scrolled the photo, but now I need to go get a coffee. I am not very brave when I see blood. I am sorry for your grandmother.
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