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Arubalisa
01-28-2008, 11:01 AM
My 94 year old grandmother with whom we just shared a fabulous Christmas holiday with in Aruba, is now in the hospital. :(

She fell twice yesterday and is in the hospital with a crushed wrist which will require surgery as well as a broken foot. I was not surprised when my Mom called. It was only a matter of time before this happened. She has fallen before, but luckily never was injured more than a few bruises.

It was her vanity which was the factor in her choice not to use a walker, which she certainly should have been using. Walkers in her mind "are only for old people" and "she is not old." :eek:

Now I suppose she has to live with the consequences, but it is sad nonetheless. :(

Andrea J.
01-28-2008, 12:27 PM
prayers for your grandmother.
hope all goes well and she winds up back to being herself soon.
old is a state of mind i guess and she is still outta state?

i have met her and know she'd hate to be laid up the way she is........so let's hope and pray for a full and speedy recovery.

the sucky part is, the wrist will impede her recovery.
they'll probably boot cast her foot and if she can manuever with the walker that'd be great...........but with the hand out of commission too, that impedes the physical therapy.




My 94 year old grandmother with whom we just shared a fabulous Christmas holiday with in Aruba, is now in the hospital. :(

She fell twice yesterday and is in the hospital with a crushed wrist which will require surgery as well as a broken foot. I was not surprised when my Mom called. It was only a matter of time before this happened. She has fallen before, but luckily never was injured more than a few bruises.

It was her vanity which was the factor in her choice not to use a walker, which she certainly should have been using. Walkers in her mind "are only for old people" and "she is not old." :eek:

Now I suppose she has to live with the consequences, but it is sad nonetheless. :(

AuntieMame
01-28-2008, 12:30 PM
Oh dear. I'm so sorry for her. Wrists are a nightmare when you break them.

*Mame sending good vibes you way*

Arubalisa
01-28-2008, 05:45 PM
Thanks guys! <<hugs>> Dd was quite concerned but we are going to telephone her after dinner, so hopefully it will help everyone feel better.

DANNYO
01-28-2008, 07:12 PM
Wow 94,God bless her,hope all gets better.

corona
01-28-2008, 08:55 PM
I also want to send you and your precious grandmother gentle {{{hugs}}}. I'm sure the recovery will be not be easy, but I wish her the best.

~Amy~®
01-28-2008, 10:01 PM
Hugs and good wishes for your grandmother!

margaret wever
01-28-2008, 11:40 PM
Hi Lisa,
So sorry to hear that your grandmother has to go through this. We will include her in our prayers, for a speedy recovery, courage, strength and that she may enjoy her independence as long as possible. Keep us posted!
My grandmother lived to almost 93, but with her, mobility was key and she even bought her own wheelchair, as long as she could leave her house and go see her friends at Kibrahacha (social club and center for senior citizens - I call it the Party House - there is always a birthday or other celebration going on) and get around with help from the lady who lived with her to help her out.
Don't worry, grandma will realize she wants to keep moving around and will hopefully settle for the "old look" in exchange for mobility.
Big hug for you and grandma. Wish her good luck with the surgery for us.
Margaret

coronacathy
01-29-2008, 08:17 AM
Lisa,
I'm so sorry to hear about your grandmother. She sounds like a fiesty women. 94 yrs. old! God Bless Her. I wish her a speedy recovery. Hope all goes well.
Cathy

Arubalisa
01-29-2008, 09:35 AM
Thank you so much everyone. Your kindness and warm thoughts mean a great deal to me. We spoke to my grandmother last night and her spirits were pretty good considering the pain she is in and lack of sleep. She has always been a positive thinking person so this will help her immensely. The good news is that as of now, there will be no surgery.

The bad news is that dd is not taking this news very well. I'll see what her frame of mind is after I pick her up from school today.

Chelle
01-29-2008, 11:30 AM
We are so sorry to hear about your grandmother's fall. She is in our prayers.

Terry Joz
01-29-2008, 11:56 AM
Hi Lisa:
Sorry about your Grandmother, we will keep her in our thoughts and prayers.
Terry Joz

tds-ken
01-29-2008, 01:32 PM
So sad to hear of the fall. I hope she gets better very soon!!!

mac1382
01-30-2008, 04:04 PM
Lisa, so sorry to hear about your grandmother's fall. Hoping for a full and speedy recovery so that she enjoy many more vacations:).

janice
01-30-2008, 06:18 PM
WOW!!! 94! The things she has seen and the stories she could tell us! Keep DD busy making her a get well poster with a bunch of the Tamarijn trip pictures. I'm sure it will keep a warm smile on her face while she mends.

Arubalisa
01-30-2008, 07:43 PM
Thank you again everyone. She is progressing very well and scheduled to leave the hospital for rehab or "home" to assisted living tomorrow. Depends on where she will be able to get the best therapy. Too many doctors = too many opinions.

AuntieMame
01-31-2008, 06:32 AM
Her opinion is the only one that counts. :p

tds-ken
01-31-2008, 09:36 AM
I second that opinion!!!

Arubalisa
01-31-2008, 10:27 AM
Her opinion is the only one that counts. :p


I second that opinion!!!
Well...supposedly she still has her "mind" and last night she told me her opinion is that her foot is not broken. :doh: The x-rays are "just wrong." :rolleyes:

:cool: I wonder if the doctors have been admiring her nice golden Aruban suntan? :D

Chelle
01-31-2008, 12:52 PM
I bet they are Lisa :) We're glad to hear that she will be leaving the hospital to go to a rehab facility and on to the next stage of her recovery. She sounds like a very strong willed woman & God bless her. You will all be in our prayers through out her recovery process.

Arubalisa
01-31-2008, 06:18 PM
My Mom just phoned to say that grandmother had safely arrived at the Rehab hospital. The nurses at the hospital had convinced her it was so posh that is was like a Spa hotel! :rolleyes: She was a little disappointed...:doh:

cindyo
01-31-2008, 07:11 PM
The whole thing has to be terribley frustrating to your grandmother. Tell her to enjoy being waited on , take it easy, do what she is suppost to, and send her lots of care packages. I bet your daughter is good at crafty things, tell her to send your grandmother lots of get well thoughts.

Andrea J.
01-31-2008, 08:09 PM
let's hope she does not have to stay there too long!


The whole thing has to be terribley frustrating to your grandmother. Tell her to enjoy being waited on , take it easy, do what she is suppost to, and send her lots of care packages. I bet your daughter is good at crafty things, tell her to send your grandmother lots of get well thoughts.

Arubalisa
02-02-2008, 09:21 PM
My Mom just phoned to say that grandmother had safely arrived at the Rehab hospital. The nurses at the hospital had convinced her it was so posh that is was like a Spa hotel! :rolleyes: She was a little disappointed...:doh:
Not a happy camper when I spoke to her today. :( She is very frustrated with her situation and does not like being at the rehab with a bunch of "sick" :rolleyes: people.

Arubalisa
02-05-2008, 02:29 PM
Well now 12 yo dd in the avatar has the problem. :rolleyes: Broke her leg. Happened last night at Taekwondo. Doctor's visit this a.m. and she will be in a removable "pneumatic" :cool: cast for 6 weeks minimum.
Hooray, she can still shower!!! :behappy:

She is in good spirits and now home and already happily absorbed in the Disney Channel. :D

confused1
02-05-2008, 04:06 PM
Lisa

I wish her a speedy recovery

Chelle
02-05-2008, 07:52 PM
Wow.:eek: Your dd is also now in our prayers. Glad to hear that she is in good spirits and able to shower (always a positive). May she bounce back quickly from her injury.

coronacathy
02-06-2008, 08:10 PM
Lisa,
So sorry to hear about your daughter. I hope she heals fast.
Cathy

Arubalisa
02-06-2008, 08:21 PM
Thanks everyone. :)

Just finished writing a "nasty note" to the school principal. The sabre tooth receptionist at the office would NOT allow dh, a fingerprinted school system employee with ID in plain view, to walk down the hall to help dd carry her book bag and lunch bag. She blew him off saying, "we take care of our babies." Which in NON- babytalk means that they would have a student help her. Yeah right! And that kid has a bus to catch??? :doh:

After waiting 10 minutes he finally took it upon himself to just go get her. There she was hobbling along crutches, book bag falling off the shoulder and lunch bag slung around her neck.

Good thing I was not there. Dh is much much mellower and nicer in these situations than I am! :cool:

AuntieMame
02-06-2008, 08:26 PM
And they're lucky it wasn't me instead of him as well. Damn idiots.

So sorry to hear about your daughter. The worst injury any of our lot ever got in a martial art was a broken toe. Broken leg. Geeze. :(

Arubalisa
02-07-2008, 07:30 PM
...AND as if that were not enough...
Today dd called from the school office in tears. Her leg hurt. She had the ibuprofen which we sent along with the proper form authorizing their dispensing it, BUT dh wrote 2 (what we have been giving her) tablets instead of 1 which is dictated on the bottle's directions for a child under the age of 12. She will be 12 in 3 months.

So...now get this, they couldn't give her 2 because the label did not say so, and they could not give her 1 tablet because the authorization form we sent in said "2" and not "1" :doh::doh:

I could NOT authorize one tablet over the phone. They claimed just anyone could call and say they were the parent to give the verbal authorization, just as anyone could fax over the newly filled out authorization form.

Okay, whatever :rolleyes:, called the doctor to fax them that HE authorized the 2 tablets. They assured me they would accept his authorization via fax. Hmm, but not the parents? :rolleyes:

All of this did not really matter anyway. :rolleyes: Received a phone call 2 hours later to come to school to pick her up she had a fever. Tonight it is up to almost 103. We "think" it is a cold. She is stuffed up and hacking. May be taking a ride to the doctors yet again this week. We had Keshi Yena for dinner tonight, so are thinking tropical relaxing thoughts. :)


We are still waiting to hear the fallout from yesterday's episode. One of dd's teachers witnessed my husband coming to the rescue and was just as upset as we were and knows the party involved and vowed to take care of it. Will out more on that tomorrow.

Thanks for listening. :) ;)

Andrea J.
02-07-2008, 08:54 PM
i wish your dd well.
all of the frustration and nonsense!
doesn't make you just CRAZY?!

i do not miss the days of neonazi school employees (usually the ones that have jurisdiction over nothing so they take it out on the youngest and most vulnerable===the kids) every school dept has at least one in their midst.

andrea


...AND as if that were not enough...
Today dd called from the school office in tears. Her leg hurt. She had the ibuprofen which we sent along with the proper form authorizing their dispensing it, BUT dh wrote 2 (what we have been giving her) tablets instead of 1 which is dictated on the bottle's directions for a child under the age of 12. She will be 12 in 3 months.

So...now get this, they couldn't give her 2 because the label did not say so, and they could not give her 1 tablet because the authorization form we sent in said "2" and not "1" :doh::doh:

I could NOT authorize one tablet over the phone. They claimed just anyone could call and say they were the parent to give the verbal authorization, just as anyone could fax over the newly filled out authorization form.

Okay, whatever :rolleyes:, called the doctor to fax them that HE authorized the 2 tablets. They assured me they would accept his authorization via fax. Hmm, but not the parents? :rolleyes:

All of this did not really matter anyway. :rolleyes: Received a phone call 2 hours later to come to school to pick her up she had a fever. Tonight it is up to almost 103. We "think" it is a cold. She is stuffed up and hacking. May be taking a ride to the doctors yet again this week. We had Keshi Yena for dinner tonight, so are thinking tropical relaxing thoughts. :)


We are still waiting to hear the fallout from yesterday's episode. One of dd's teachers witnessed my husband coming to the rescue and was just as upset as we were and knows the party involved and vowed to take care of it. Will out more on that tomorrow.

Thanks for listening. :) ;)

mac1382
02-11-2008, 04:25 PM
Wow:eek:, it's unbelievable how the school is giving you guys such a hard time. I would be furious if something like that happened with my son. So sorry to hear that. Your dd is so brave for carrying on with school even when she's still not feeling too well. Hope she heals as quick as possible:).

cindyo
02-12-2008, 08:27 AM
Hi guys, Lisa, Andrea..... ,that little R&R up at North Conway, NH, did me a lot of good, cleared my head, all the daily crap, and now I am ready to post again. A few glasses of wine with relatives, the kid happy with their cousins..... You now I couldn't stay away from my favorite place on the internet. My kids and husband skiied all weekend at Black Mt.( nice place) and ice skated at Nestlenook, hot tubed at Nordic Village, drove home in blizzard conditions part of the way,but we are home a happy relaxed family. I know there are alot of NewEnglanders out there and its might COLD here. I can deal with the daily grind again....
I have been reading the site often but really didn't have any desire to post, maybe it was the general "tone" of my household, because now we are all on the same wave lenght and somewhat happy.
We are counting the days to our trip and have planned just about everyday of our 2 wk vacation, after 11 years you would think it would hom hum.....but NO!! We are excited as ever.
So, I will post again....
cindy

Arubalisa
02-12-2008, 08:37 AM
http://calivc.com/forums/style_emoticons/default/smiley_welcome_sign.gif Back Cindy! :thumb:
Things were just not the same with out you. Glad to hear you and the troops are back safe, relaxed and rested, preparing for the final countdown. You finally broke the 60 day mark, so you coast from here. :)

On another good note, dd woke up today without a fever for the first time since Wednesday and my grandmother is being released from the rehab hospital on Wednesday.

cindyo
02-12-2008, 08:58 AM
Hey Lisa, good morning...SO glad to hear your family is on the mend. I can't believe your poor daughter is having such a rough time. She's probably missed alot at school, and will have alot of stuff to make up. Geeze....I am glad you let me know how she is doing. How is her leg feeling ? Fever...was it the flu? Also glad to hear that your grandmother is leaving rehab. Things just pile up and then you reach your breaking point. You are probably thinking "whats next"... Believe it or not, Iwas thinking the broken leg thing with my 2 daughters during skiing. I dropped them off at the mt. and returned 2 hrs later, and an ambulance was backing up to the lodge. I'm thinking....its one of mine, and then thinking, we're screwed going to aruba ....Kids...always make ya worry....

Arubalisa
02-12-2008, 12:10 PM
Well thank goodness, your kids came through their skiing adventure unscathed! You do not have too long to go before they are going to be swimming every day.

Dd I "think" is getting over what was probably an upper respiratory infection. Thus the low grade fever for what seemed like days on end. :rolleyes:

Thank God for removable casts! I was just reading of a woman who broke her ankle her first day at the Tamarijn. That would just about kill any vacation, but they took real good care of her and it sounded as if she had a terrific attitude and her kind dh cooled her with buckets of seawater on her chaise! What a guy!