Saturday, March 16

A change of plans...........

In the "blink of an eye", plans can change. And that's almost exactly how quickly things changed about 4:30 p.m. this past Friday afternoon.  My mother, Mary, fell and broke her hip. The afternoon was nice so she decided to go out for a little walk around her apartment and lost her footing just before she got back to her door. She was wearing her Lifeline necklace, though, and pressed that so it set phone calls in order, then neighbors saw her and soon the ambulance was there.  My brother happened to be away for the day in southern Iowa and my sister is in Maryland to help with her new granddaughter. And I'm here in Minnesota so it was a lot phone calls and hard to know what to do when we were all so far away. Neighbors, Tom and Dee, were there to help my mom who remained quite calm. I talked to her before the ambulance arrived and she said that her hip hurt abit but it wasn't all that painful. Once at the hospital, tests showed a break in her right hip. Her doctor called and said that she was doing well and he has tentatively scheduled surgery for noon on Saturday.   I'll leave early in the morning and will go straight to the hospital.  Prayers and caring thoughts for my mom are much appreciated.

28 comments:

Emma/Itzy said...

Oh my! I hope your mum is ok x x x

Donna said...

Prayers for your mom and her family are coming from Florida.

dortha said...

Hoping for a speedy recovery for your mom.

Ray and Jeanne said...

Prayers are being said. Have a safe trip and I hope all goes well. ~Jeanne

Kate said...

Best wishes for a speedy recovery for your mom - she sounds like a stoic. ♥

Me and My Stitches said...

Hugs and prayers to you and your mom - hope the surgery goes well!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

So sorry to hear this. I do know about the blink of an eye. I fell on December 3rd and broke my right wrist pretty badly. Everything came to a screeching halt, including Christmas celebrations. I had extensive surgery and am still in therapy. It is a life changing experience. I hope your Mom does well with her surgery.

Marie said...

prayers on the way ... friends and neighbors are blessings aren't they! safe travels ...

Beth said...

So sorry about your Mom's fall. Praying surgery goes smoothly with a speedy recovery. You take care too.

Tina said...

Your mom is in my thoughts. Wishing her a fast recovery!

Lindah said...

Your Mom and you are in my prayers.

scottylover said...

Praying all goes well for your mother. So sorry to hear she fell!

Sandy A

Christine M said...

Hope your mother recovers quickly. Lucky she has good neighbours.

Crafts4others said...

I hope your mom's surgery goes well and she has a quick recovery.

treadlemusic said...

Prayers and well wishes most definitely!!! Falls are so nasty! Take care.......

andsewon said...

Thoughts and prayers for your Mom and you too.
Hugs,
Lola

Astrid said...

Oh my! So sorry to hear this. Speedy recovery to your mom. You are in my thoughts!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Hugs and prayers Sandi!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Oh, I'm so sorry! I was telling hubby (this morning, while we were driving to a quilt show) about you teaching the quilt class today. I hope your mother heals quickly.

rag55 said...

So sorry to hear about your mom!!!! Will keep you'all in my thoughts and prayers!!!

Grammasheri said...

Prayers for your mom and for you as you travel to be with her.

Lin said...

So sorry to hear your news - my Mother broke her hip last autumn - although in my case I was there and watched it happen rather than at home miles away. She made a very good recovery and physically is back to her old self although shi is now quite nervous, understandably. Love and prayers to you and your Mom for the operation and hopefully a good recovery.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to hear about your mother's fall. In the 1980's I helped my 85-year-old aunt through that. She was a tough old bird and recovered well. Afterward, she said that the bursitis in her knee hurt far more than her hip. In thirty years, I know that researchers have improved the artificial hip.

My thoughts and prayers are with her and her progeny.

I once heard someone say, "Life is what happens to us while we are planning our future.

Best wishes from the Owl Lady

sew lucky said...

I pray you will all be safe in your travels to be with your mom.You are all in my thoughts . I pray all goes well and that she heals quickly . god bless :)

Nanette Merrill said...

Funny I thought about you in my prayers yesterday and today. I'm hoping and praying Mom is doing ok. And you!!!

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Lady Jane said...

Just saw your blog and am praying all things are going well.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

How is your mother doing? Well, I hope. You have been missed in blogland. I just voted for your cute Easter Egg Tree quilt. Hopefully your mother will be up and moving well soon, and you will be back at 'What's on the Line' again.

"Peace can be found in the piecing of a quilt."
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