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« on: January 21, 2010, 07:49:44 PM »
Ok, I admit that I have difficulties with the idea of prayer and whatnot. But I did want to make a prayer request about this nonetheless. I just got a call from an Uncle that my 88 year old grandmother, Helen, fell and broke her hip. This happened after she fell a couple years ago and broke her other hip. She has been very active for an 88 year old, and goes out four times a week on a bus to walk around the mall or go to a movie with friends. She is also very active with the family, going out every weekend to eat somewhere with one of her sons, having her ten year old grandson sleep overnight on the weekends, etc. She was actually planning on visiting me this weekend, and she was looking forward to seeing her great grandchildren (of course, we can just wait until she has recovered some and take the kids to see her at her house). She has been a widow for 11 years now, and the ability to get out is what has really kept her going. And she saw her mother sit at home and do nothing, and slowly decline till she died at age 96, and vowed that she would stay active as long as she could. If this injury makes her change her active lifestyle, I fear that she will become very depressed and lead a very miserable life.
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« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2010, 07:54:05 PM »
Lord have mercy on Helen!

Is she on Fosamax?  My mom has been taking it and it has really helped her. 

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« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2010, 07:55:43 PM »
Ok, I admit that I have difficulties with the idea of prayer and whatnot. But I did want to make a prayer request about this nonetheless. I just got a call from an Uncle that my 88 year old grandmother, Helen, fell and broke her hip. This happened after she fell a couple years ago and broke her other hip. She has been very active for an 88 year old, and goes out four times a week on a bus to walk around the mall or go to a movie with friends. She is also very active with the family, going out every weekend to eat somewhere with one of her sons, having her ten year old grandson sleep overnight on the weekends, etc. She was actually planning on visiting me this weekend, and she was looking forward to seeing her great grandchildren (of course, we can just wait until she has recovered some and take the kids to see her at her house). She has been a widow for 11 years now, and the ability to get out is what has really kept her going. And she saw her mother sit at home and do nothing, and slowly decline till she died at age 96, and vowed that she would stay active as long as she could. If this injury makes her change her active lifestyle, I fear that she will become very depressed and lead a very miserable life.
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« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2010, 07:56:00 PM »
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« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2010, 07:57:34 PM »
Salpy,

I'm not sure. I can ask her about that whenever she gets home and gets settled in.

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« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2010, 09:04:35 PM »
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« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2010, 09:16:34 PM »
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« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2010, 09:17:45 PM »
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« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2010, 09:18:06 PM »
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« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2010, 09:45:23 PM »
Lord, have mercy on Your handmaiden!
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« Reply #14 on: January 22, 2010, 09:04:00 AM »
Lord, have mercy on Your handmaiden Helen.
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« Reply #15 on: January 22, 2010, 10:29:24 AM »
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« Reply #16 on: January 22, 2010, 11:16:25 AM »
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« Reply #18 on: January 22, 2010, 03:15:22 PM »

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« Reply #19 on: January 22, 2010, 11:37:22 PM »
Ginoo, Maluoy ka! Lord have Mercy!
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« Reply #20 on: January 24, 2010, 02:11:31 AM »
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« Reply #21 on: January 25, 2010, 04:57:38 AM »
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« Reply #22 on: January 25, 2010, 05:57:55 AM »
Lord, have mercy on Helen.
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« Reply #23 on: January 25, 2010, 09:44:23 PM »
Any updates?
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« Reply #24 on: January 25, 2010, 09:56:01 PM »
First, thank you all for your prayers. Second, sorry about not getting back to the thread sooner, I was waiting until I knew a bit more about what was going to happen as far as recovery went. She did fine with the surgery, and afterwards was sort of alternating between being depressed and being in good spirits. She got moved today to a rehabilitation center, which she'll apparently be at for a while (how long depends on how quickly she recovers I guess). I guess two positives are 1) that she just went through this a couple years ago, so it may not seem as foreign as she has some experience with it, and 2) she quit smoking a few years ago, which is good as I'm sure they have strict rules about not smoking, and that would have drove her crazy. She hasn't wanted to talk long when I've called, but from what I can tell, she's still in a good deal of pain, and she doesn't have much movement in her leg, but it doesn't seem like the injury was serious enough to really put her out of commission for the long term. So that's good news, anyway.
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« Reply #25 on: January 25, 2010, 10:53:35 PM »
Glad to hear that all went well.  I pray she has peace & comfort of soul & mind, to help her achieve a quick and complete recovery.
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« Reply #26 on: January 26, 2010, 12:02:30 AM »
Glory to God!

I pray that the Lord grants her a speedy recovery!
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« Reply #27 on: February 09, 2010, 04:39:07 PM »
My grandma left the rehab facility today and arrived safely at her home. Her recovery is coming along ok, but slowly. She still has a lot of pain, and there is still significant swelling, but apparently she was able to get around enough that they ok'd her going home. They gave her some things for around the house that will help her more easily get into bed, use the bathroom, etc. She lives alone, but she has plenty of family nearby who can stop in and help out if she needs anything (e.g. two of her sons live in the same town). It's still too early to tell what, if any, long term issues she will have from all of this.

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« Reply #28 on: February 09, 2010, 04:42:25 PM »
Lord, have mercy on her!
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« Reply #29 on: February 09, 2010, 04:46:59 PM »
Continued prayers.
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« Reply #30 on: February 09, 2010, 04:49:24 PM »
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« Reply #31 on: February 09, 2010, 06:01:02 PM »
Poor lady. Lord, have mercy.
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« Reply #32 on: February 09, 2010, 09:41:29 PM »
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« Reply #33 on: February 11, 2010, 06:23:51 PM »
I just got a call from my gram, and she is not really able to get around the house yet like she needs to, so she is going to stay in a nursing home in town for 1-2 weeks, until she gets a bit better.  :-\

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Lord have mercy!
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« Reply #35 on: February 11, 2010, 07:54:27 PM »
I just got a call from my gram, and she is not really able to get around the house yet like she needs to, so she is going to stay in a nursing home in town for 1-2 weeks, until she gets a bit better.  :-\
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« Reply #36 on: February 11, 2010, 08:01:06 PM »
Lord, have mercy and grant swift healing to your handmaiden.
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« Reply #37 on: February 12, 2010, 07:53:06 PM »
Lord, have mercy.
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« Reply #38 on: March 06, 2010, 10:00:48 PM »
So, it's almost been a month, but my gram is still in the nursing home. It's not even her hip any more that is the problem, but her swelled up foot is still giving her problems getting around on her own. They hope that she will be able to get home by next week. She is staying in good spirits, especially considering that she's been away from home for so long.
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« Reply #39 on: March 06, 2010, 11:38:13 PM »
Lord have mercy, Lord have mercy, Lord have mercy!
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« Reply #40 on: March 07, 2010, 12:00:31 AM »
Lord have mercy.
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« Reply #41 on: March 07, 2010, 11:04:52 AM »
So, it's almost been a month, but my gram is still in the nursing home. It's not even her hip any more that is the problem, but her swelled up foot is still giving her problems getting around on her own. They hope that she will be able to get home by next week. She is staying in good spirits, especially considering that she's been away from home for so long.

I will pray for her, and that you will find peace and continued strength in caring for her.
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« Reply #42 on: March 07, 2010, 11:43:56 AM »
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« Reply #43 on: March 07, 2010, 12:43:46 PM »
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« Reply #44 on: April 07, 2010, 04:52:27 PM »
A month later, and gram is still in the nursing home.  :-\ She actually had to be admitted to the hospital for dehydration at one point. She is improving, but s l o w l y. She can get around ok with a walker, but she's still not quite where she needs to be to go back to living alone. She got out of the hospital a couple weeks ago, and she visited me so she could see the kids (who came on the same day), and I went with the kids to see her on Easter Sunday, so she has seen her great grandchildren a couple times over the past couple weeks, which helped lift her spirits.
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