Thursday, August 28, 2008
Please pray for my mother. She fell this afternoon and is in severe pain. The cause of the fall is undetermined and she can't remember anything about the fall. It appears as if she may have fainted in the hot weather while watering her trees because she does not have any scratches on her hands. We do know her shoulder is broken. (The ball-shaped end of the humerus, which rests in a shallow cup called the glenoid fossa, broke in several places and went over the edge of the cup.) It looks as if her nose may be broke, too. She has a scratched up knee and forehead. Brian cleaned little pebbles out of her forehead and knee. She is supposed to see an orthopedic surgeon in the morning. The pain has been excruciating at times. She gave us a huge scare when we tried to change her clothes and her blood pressure fell to 67/37 with a pulse of 42. We have been monitoring her every few minutes and her blood pressure is stabilized. She is a very independent 82 year old and hates for anybody to do anything for her. Your prayers are greatly appreciated.