Thursday, April 03, 2014

Spent The Night At Mom X's House

     Mom was back in the hospital briefly, after another fall, this one due to an artificial joint acting up!  She hardly gets a break.

     So now they've put one of her legs in a immobilizer, and she's hurting.  My sibs took her to the hospital and watched over her through the day and I took the night shift.  She was feeling better and moving better this morning but will want watching.

     We'll all be where she is some day.  Her mood is good despite recent adversity; I just wish entropy would go easy on her for awhile.  

5 comments:

Robin said...

Glad to hear she's back home. And take care of yourself too.

Bob said...

Hope she gets better soonest.

Anonymous said...

If you don't mind me asking, how does an artificIal joint act up? I'm working up the will to get the first of many.

Roberta X said...

Older artificial hip joints can, under unusual stress (she fell), pop apart at the ball and socket joint. They are intentionally weaker there than where the ends attach to the bone, for obvious reasons.

markm said...

My great-grandmother had three unsuccessful hip joint replacements. Each one tore out of the bone as soon as she got back on her feet, so she was almost always in a wheel chair the last fifteen years of her life. This was the 1960's and 70's; I hope the technology has improved since then. But if you have healthy bones you probably don't need a hip joint, and the joint is no stronger than the bones it's attached to.