Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Out of the Hospital

After a ten-day hospital stay, Mom was discharged today! She is now staying at a skilled nursing home, where she will receive some rehab to prepare her for going back to her own home at Stoney Brook.  We are optimistic that a two-week stay will give her the strength and skills she needs.

On about the third day in the hospital, Mom's right knee swelled up and became extremely painful. She wasn't able to put any weight on it at all. The x-rays were not very clear, but the first diagnosis was "depression fracture of the tibia." Later they were calling it a "tibial plateau fracture." A full-length brace was put on her leg. It seems to have helped with the pain, but the brace, itself, is causing her such discomfort that she's having trouble sleeping. No one has told us how long she will be wearing it, but I hope to get an answer to that tomorrow, when I meet with the director of the nursing home.

Once she was settled into her new bed in her new room, this afternoon, she was quite content. I think she'll be much happier there than she was in the hospital.

Many, many thanks to those who have been entreating the Great Physician on her behalf. We are very grateful for your prayers and thankful for God's continuing care.

Not the most flattering picture, but at least you can see a small smile on her face.

1 comment:

tammyjchesney said...

I am glad your mom is still smiling after all that! Tell her I am thinking of her and sending prayers for a speedy recovery!