Thursday, August 20, 2009
Mom had her follow-up appointment yesterday at the doctor. It's been 5 weeks now since she fell and fractured her neck. Since then she has worn a padded brace to stabilize her neck. The good news was that the fracture is very faint now so it is healing, the bad news...the doctor says it's a good idea for her to wear the brace indefinitely. Mom's progressed Dementia makes it hard for her to understand why she must do this, she doesn't even remember the fall.
I've mentioned many times my gratitude that Windcrest takes such good care of my Mom. The staff is trained, professional and caring. If you have ever been a caregiver you know that the day in-day out schedule can leave you exhausted mentally and physically. It's a calling when someone wants to take care, to be a nurse. I admire the girls who patiently dress Mom, put lotion on her hands and walk slowly with her as she makes her way down the hall to her bedroom.