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Old 11-18-2020, 03:37 AM
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My Gentleman Friend got a call last night from the woman who lives across the hall from his 94 yo mother. Mom fell in the bathroom, was found by a friend who stopped by to give her a cookie, and was taken to the hospital.

GF called the hospital, and they promised to call back, but nothing yet. Presumably they at least kept her overnight for observation, since he’s the only person available to take her back home.

She lives a 90 minute drive from here, so if she goes straight home, he will have to stay there with her for a few days at least. (And he has to sleep on the couch...not too comfy for a 67 yo guy with a bad back). If she doesn’t go home, then it’s probably a nursing home...and covid has been rampant in that community, so that is worrisome.

You know how it is with the elderly...every incident has the possibility that it’s the beginning of the end.

Dottie is a sweet lady, and she is frail. Your prayers are greatly appreciated!


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Old 11-18-2020, 03:41 AM
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I hope she is able to recover easily.
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Old 11-18-2020, 03:48 AM
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Keep us posted.
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Old 11-18-2020, 03:57 AM
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Prayers for Dottie.
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Old 11-18-2020, 04:12 AM
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sending prayers your way for Dottie
also sending prayers your way to both you and your GF to ease any anxiety that you might being experiencing


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Old 11-18-2020, 04:37 AM
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Please keep us updated. I am so glad her friend stopped by with a cookie.
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Old 11-18-2020, 06:23 AM
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I hope Dottie is ok. This something no one wants to have happen even in good times. Prayers that she can go home.
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Old 11-18-2020, 06:28 AM
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Prayers and positive thoughts for your GF and his mother.
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Old 11-18-2020, 06:29 AM
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That is very worrisome. Hoping for the best!
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Old 11-18-2020, 06:31 AM
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((Dottie)) prayers sent for a rapid recovery


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Old 11-18-2020, 07:41 AM
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Oh prayers for his mother and your GF. I agree nursing homes are not where anyone wants to be right now. They are such a hot bed of infection.
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Old 11-18-2020, 09:02 AM
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Thinking of Dottie and hoping she is ok. Hoping your GF hears something soon.
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Old 11-18-2020, 09:05 AM
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Prayers being sent.

Suggestion to avoid sleeping on the couch. Invest in an airbed (I have the Aerobed brand, but they're all similar.) They have a built in pump, are raised to near bed height (not the flat camping style), and are really pretty comfortable if inflated enough. I think most of them come with some kind of a storage case; mine is a wheeled zipper bag. I had a full size in my spare bedroom. Dad would say he was cold on the mattress side. Once I slept on it, I realized what he was talking about. I usually put a mattress pad and a blanket on it before the fitted sheet and that helped a lot.
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Old 11-18-2020, 09:15 AM
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Prayers for Dottie, your GF, and you.
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Old 11-18-2020, 09:18 AM
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Praying for Dottie.
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Old 11-18-2020, 09:38 AM
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Praying that everything is ok!
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Old 11-18-2020, 10:51 AM
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A little update...GF spoke to the social worker at the hospital. His mom is likely to go to rehab after her hospital stay, but right now they are still figuring out exactly what is wrong. They are seeing her dementia and thinking she will not be able to live alone anymore.

GF has decided to look into nursing homes up here so he can see her more frequently and monitor her care. Thereís a good one not far from here. But at the moment, thereís still no certainty about whatís going on; itís all speculation.

For now we just have to be patient. He had planned to visit her tomorrow (before she fell), so he may go see her in the hospital and try to get some more concrete information. He lost his key to her apartment, so not sure if he can get in, but Iím sure he would like to tidy up in there if he can get in somehow. Heís hoping maybe his mom has a key with her.

Itís certainly possible that the dementia symptoms will improve as she recovers, but she has been depressed since her two girlhood friends and her brother died in the past few months, and that has precipitated some decline in her functioning too.
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Old 11-18-2020, 02:44 PM
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Not an easy situation to be in and so very smart to move her near him. I hope he finds a great place for her. It may not be a nursing home but some type of assisted living facility. I've learned there is a huge difference. Hopefully, nothing major is wrong in addition to her dementia.
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Old 11-18-2020, 03:45 PM
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I am praying for his mother.
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Old 11-18-2020, 04:10 PM
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Prayers abound for her and for her gentleman friend. Please update us when you can.

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Old 11-18-2020, 04:27 PM
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Praying for both of them.
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Sending prayers for Dottie and that she is back home soon.
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Old 11-18-2020, 08:43 PM
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Sending prayers for Dottie's healthy recovery.
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