Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Granny Watch

Recently, my grandmother fell and broke her arm. She is almost 85 and her health has been declining for the past couple of years. She's just become feeble and had to start using a walker. She didn't like it but she did it so that she could stay mobile. Anyway, after breaking her arm, she had to spend five days in the hospital. My oldest daughter and I were able to sit with her over several days and really enjoyed hearing her stories from years past. She was finally discharged to a nursing home/rehab facility. She needs physical therapy on her arm so that she might regain use of it. It's going to be a long road and she was expected to be in the rehab facility for at least four weeks. We knew it could be longer but we really hoped she would be back home in no time. It looks like that isn't going to happen. Currently, she can't walk at all. She hasn't been on her feet much since her accident and her joints have stiffened up. It looks like she's going to need a lot more rehab than we originally thought.

A few days ago, we found out that her medicare insurance would pay for her to be in the rehab center for up to 100 days. That's a long time and we pray she will not need to be there that long. In another sense, we are relieved that she will be able to receive therapy for that length of time if it's needed. She's got a long road ahead of her and I hope that we will be able to boost her spirits and that it will help to motivate her. We love her to pieces and want to make every day special for her. Hopefully we will be able to do that in the comfort of her own home very, very soon!

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jenn said...

I wish your grandmother a speedy recovery! It must have been amazing to hear her tell stories. I wish my grandmother lived closer, so my kids could have that too.

Shawna said...

Get well soon, Granny!