Many regular readers know my mom and my anecdotes of caretaking over the past seven years, but the last time I posted something about her I got some snarky comment about how my mom's medical issues aren't anybody's business. It kind of stung so I haven't posted anything else about her.
However, mom took a fall at home Thursday evening and fractured her C2 vertebrae so I've been busy hospital sitting and dealing with all that this entails. She's okay - she's in a collar brace for six to eight weeks; this is a non-surgical injury. She's sore and banged up and quite drugged right now. Yesterday she thought I was a rabbit. When the doctor came in she asked him where all the rabbits were coming from.
We are transitioning back to The Glen probably tomorrow which she is actually looking forward to. If you want to get up to speed on mom, just click the tag at the bottom. We've done The Glen before and she likes it there. Great people there.
A quick shout out to those who are helping me so much right now and being so supportive: my principal and my school people have stepping up to help with my classes and I'm forever grateful. Bearkats take care of other Bearkats and they're like family to me. I'm overwhelmed. I have nothing but good things to say about the folks at Willis Knighten Pierremont - those seventh floor nurses are great and mom's nurse, Rachel, has been a dream. I'll post something about all that later (despite Mr. Snarky's comment from last time).
I've never been one to ask for help; I just bear the load and do what has to be done. But I had to ask some folks this time and I'm forever grateful for the support. Lucky to have such good friends and family when you need them!
Anyway, we're okay, but blogging is light until I get my momma taken care of! A fractured neck at 87 is no small deal.
I appreciate your prayers and support and thank you for checking in.