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Posted on 01/21/2014 8:00:37 PM PST by Pinkbell
Today my 91 year old Grandma fell. My Mom and Aunt went to her house as she was able to get to the phone (they'll probably get her a Life Alert bracelet now even though she has been vocal about not wanting one). She said it was her thigh that hurt, and she had no hip pain. However, she couldn't put weight on it. They called a life squad, and she was taken to the ER. The doctor surprised everyone when they said she had broken her hip. That's one thing you don't want on an elderly person.
The doctor said she has to have a full hip replacement in the morning. They want her walking as soon as possible which is good. A couple years ago she was in the hospital and in bed for a week. It took her several months to be fully walking again, and it wasn't even a leg related injury. It was just that the muscles must be used at that age. She ended up having to do therapy to recover in a nursing home, and she absolutely was miserable. She hated it. To top that off, she had a stroke that time because the doctor messed with her blood thinner, and she had a very difficult time. She's very independent.
The doctor was optimistic and said he had a 95 year old farmer who broke his hip, had the surgery, and is now back farming again. I hope my Grandma has such great results. Your prayers will be much appreciated.
He sounds like a good doctor. Prayers for a successful outcome.
My prayers for your sweet Grandma.
Prayers for Grandma
Prayers up for Grandma, for you, and for the whole family.
It’s harder raising parents than it is kids.
My Parents are 90 and 89. They need help, but they won’t take any steps towards that goal.
Both have fallen so many times I can’t keep up.
I can understand how they don’t want to give up, but one of these days, I’ll get a call, that they’ve fallen and won’t get up.
Good luck to you.
Lord please, your perfect intervention for this grammy.
More prayers in the morning.
God bless your Grandma.
Prayers up for your Grandma and comfort for you.
Prayer’s up for you and your grandmother!
Pinkbell,Gotta love her spirit.Will put her on our prayer forum on Facebook and remember her in a special way with many souls.((((Hugs))) Fatima
Sorry to hear about your grandma, whom I will include I my prayers. My mom broke her hip two weeks ago just days before her 85th birthday. Her break turned out to be the kind that didn’t require hip replacement. She is doing well post-operatively and is now in the rehab facility.
I found this link to be very informative.
Prayers up for your Grandmother! My 95 yr old Aunt Mary broke her hip a couple of weeks ago, and had hip surgery the following day. She’s doing pretty well in rehab.
This is different from that last time, which sounds like atrophy. They get you up immediately so there is very fast recovery. Someone I know had a hip replacement 3 years ago, and they got up two days after surgery. Three years later she had to have the other one replaced and they got her up the day after surgery. They are learning how to make it easier and easier.
Still, since all outcomes are in the Lord’s hands, I send my most heartfelt prayers for your grandmother. May He watch over all aspects of her surgery and recovery and everything else that she needs.
Good news!!! She lives in an amazing age when science is able to all kinds of wonderful things
My friend broke her hip at the age of 95. 8 weeks later we were on a cruise and had a great time.
She walked up the stairs every morning to greet her family and the last day of the cruise I got her out of the wheel chair and we danced on
We spent the next 6 years traveling all over the US, Caribbean and Mexico.
For her 100th Christmas and New Years we spent two weeks in Vegas.
On New Years she stayed up til 3am making us laugh.
Point is, you can certainly continue living a very full life after a hip operation.
Just be all smiles when she comes out of recovery.
It is more uplifting to the spirit to be of good cheer.
Ping me if you need anything.
Prayers up for your Grandmother.
My 98 year old mother broke her leg 2 years ago. The put a pin in it and sent her to rehab. She’s living in assisted living and walks with a walker now, but the leg healed just fine.
Prayers sent for your grandma! I hope she gets well soonest!
Prayers for your grandmother!
Like other posters, I have seen 91 year olds have hip surgery and do just fine. Just tell her to follow the doctor’s orders do ,the physical therapy exercises and she’ll come through this fine.
I have been through all of that with my grandmother before she died at over 100, very similar story so I can relate.
When she was in her 80s she used to tell me she would rather take a pill that puts her down rather then get old and be taken care of, and I would reply that the doctor doesn’t prescribe those types of pills,
Those years in their 90s are brutal and it takes down those who once were the most healthy, strong, independent and brave.
If they live long enough they become a person almost unrecognizable from their past selves.
Prayers for her successful surgery and full and speedy recovery.
My mother had breast cancer that metasticized into a brain tumor. The tumor affected her mobility. She absolutely insisted that she was not leaving her home. She was poor so the state paid for someone to go to her home 30 hrs. a wk and between the helper and us we kept her in her home til she really could not walk anymore. She didn’t last long after that.
Good luck with your parents!!
I’ve been there too with my mom too, same thing. I Freepmailed ya.
Take her swimming, or just to a swimming pool, often and she’ll recover faster!
Thank you everyone for your prayers. My Grandma had her surgery. The doctor said it wouldn’t require a full hip replacement, but he thought that they could just put pins in it. The surgery went well. She wanted to do her recovery in the hospital therapy program, but her insurance would not cover it. My grandma was moved today to a rehab faciility. This is better than the nursing home with a physical therapy unit she was in last time. This new place is dedicated mostly to rehabbing people. It’s a nice facility, and they think recovery could take 4-6 weeks. Hopefully she can make a full recory and go back home. It would be horrible for her if she had to be in assisted living or a nursing home. She would absolutely hate that.
Thoughts still with you.
Prayers for her return home. Thank you, Lord.
That’s good news. I hope her rehab goes well. God bless her.
Great news! Having a hip pinned is not near as invasive as a full hip replacement. Make sure she gets her calcium and vitamin D, and probiotics to counter the effects of those dang pain pills. Activa is a good choice.
Prayers continuing. How wonderful that the surgery went well!
Thank you for updating us!
Thank you Lord! Prayers for full recovery.
That is great news! This is exactly the surgery and recovery path that my mom is following with great results so far. She broke her hip Jan 6 and yesterday was triumphantly happy to announce that she had made it to the loo on her walker all by herself!
Thanks for the update and continued prayers for your grandma’s speedy recovery.
Good news about the surgery.
It would be horrible if she went into assisted living or a nursing home.
My 88-year old grandmother passed away a few days ago and she broke her hip in July 2012, when she was 87. Like your grandmother, she didn't need a full hip replacement, but a pin.
She made it through the surgery, got physical therapy and healed, but she remained confined to a wheel-chair and into a nursing home. Basically, they felt that any further physical therapy would be a waste of time on her. She refused to walk, because she was afraid, due to her limited cognitive ability.
All that inactivity due to being an a wheel-chair made her congestive heart failure worse until she died of that disease 1 1/2 years post hip surgery.
So, yes, it's very important that your grandma walking again with the assistance of a walker or a cane.
Otherwise, it's all downhill from there, which is what I aw on my step-grandmother.
I’m glad to hear that your mom is doing so well. I hope my grandma follows that path. The had my grandma up a bit for the first time yesterday, and it will take some time. In addition to the hip, she hasn’t walked for a week, so in older people, the muscles start to atrophy quickly. I hope your mom makes a full recovery. She’s in my prayers.
I’m sorry to hear about the loss of a your grandmother. It sounds like she had a rough time at the end. My grandma thankfully is not afraid to walk. She’s still sharp as a tack and wants to be out of that recovery center and back home in no time. They had her up a bit yesterday, and she will contine therapy 6 days a week for 4-6 weeks.
Thank you for your sympathies.
It's good to hear that your grandma still has her mental faculties and wants to walk. Inactivity can lead to horrible results. However, precautions need to be made to prevent future falls.
Best of luck.
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