Then later in the evening: Second doctor's appointment with the MIL. This "living in the middle" is hard. Still need to figure out what to make the boys for dinner...get the hubby up and off to work...do a couple loads of laundry and hit two drug stores for the hubby's and MIL's meds.
Then it happened. Midnight, I'm nearly asleep, the boys are zonked out, I hear the ice going in the refrigerator. Okay I think she (the MIL) is just getting new water and ice, no big deal. Then I hear a little more noise - seemed normal to me. Sleep comes. I notice through the night it is bright as if the MIL has left her door open and the light is on, Okay sometimes she needs more air circulation at night. Six o'clock, I get up, walk by her room and she is asleep on the floor. Yep, that noise I heard, she fell.
At first I feel guilty but then I feel relieved that we have carpet and she is okay although a little bruised. It is going to happen...it had happened two other times at my SIL's house in the past six weeks. We are encouraging her to ALWAYS have her hands on her walker and keep the walker in front of her at all times. Mistakes - they happen - it is so hard for people as they get older to recognize that their body does not react as it did twenty years ago.
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