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My mom broke her arm this morning, on her routine morning walk with her next-door neighbor (who is a nurse, thank goodness):

Well, 2009 is getting off to a somewhat "disarming" start.

Penny and our neighbor went for their morning walk at 6:30 this morning......It was very icy.

Everything went well til about 6:45 when Penny elected to become an Olympic gymnast/figure skater....without skates.

She did a beautiful half-gainer and landed on her left side and shoulder. The neighbor called to tell me she was taking
Penny to the ER in Redmond.

I met them in the ER where Penny was being X-rayed. She was in a great deal of pain. The doc prescribed some pain killers and suggested we meet with another Doc in Bend to determine the best course of action..... We were lucky that the Bend doc could fit us in at 1:00 PM.

The Bend Doc showed us the X-rays and the upper bone that connects to the shoulder joint was definitely fractured and separated. He said it would be best to schedule her for surgery and have a metal plate installed.

We're currently waiting for a call from the scheduling nurse with a date and time.

It is very painful for her to make any movements and she is currently taking a bit of a nap.

Will let you know what happens.

Yikes. I wish the pass over the mountain was OK so I could go see her. Poor mommy.


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Jan. 6th, 2009 12:53 am (UTC)
Ouch!! Good luck to your mom!
Jan. 6th, 2009 05:46 pm (UTC)
Jan. 6th, 2009 03:14 am (UTC)
Poor Mom! Hope she recovers quickly.
Jan. 6th, 2009 05:46 pm (UTC)
Me too. :(
Jan. 6th, 2009 03:53 am (UTC)
Keep us posted on her recovery! All the best to your mom!
Jan. 6th, 2009 05:47 pm (UTC)
Will do, definitely!
Jan. 6th, 2009 01:08 pm (UTC)
Holy crap! She didn't just break her arm, she really did a number on it. I hope she feels better really soon!
Jan. 6th, 2009 05:47 pm (UTC)
I know, huh? When my aunt first told me Mom broke her arm, I was all "ouch, that's too bad, wonder what color her cast will be" but this is a little worse than just a "normal" break!
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Jan. 6th, 2009 05:48 pm (UTC)
She'll be all right, I'm sure, I just feel horrible that she hurts. :(
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