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Sunday, January 4, 2009

Broken Hip


I never did post a "Happy New Year" post. The main reason is because we were home-bodies on New Year's Eve and my Grandmother, Nana, fell and broke her hip that same day.

The short version is that she fell just out side of the Erwin Center after going to the "Rockettes Christmas Spectacular." She wound up at the Seton Northwest ER. X-rays reveled a fracture in the right hip ball. She was admitted with a plan to have surgery on New Year's Day.

Luckily, once inside, they only had to replace the right ball and not anything more! The only other scare was a low blood pressure issue. After spending half a day trying to get her blood pressure up, she was moved to ICU so they could monitor it continuously. The next day, she was stable and moved back to a regular room

Here she is after 3 & 1/2 days of being in the hospital. The boys didn't go up to visit until yesterday (Saturday). We walked in to see Nana up in a chair!

On Monday, Nana will go by ambulance to Seton Central Rehab on the 8th floor. She will stay there as long as she needs to be there. From there???? It will all depend on her mobility after rehab.

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