Saturday, November 28, 2020

Another 2020 Nightmare Story

The year started off okay but come October 2020, it all went to hell in a hand basket. My family has and still  is steering clear of the dreaded, complicated, and confusing COVID-19 virus. PTL! No problems there. Wearing our masks, social distancing, and staying home as much as possible seems to be the answer for many. However, there are other travesties that could change your life in an instant. 

My very healthy and active 92 year old mother fell one night going to the bathroom, broke her hip, had hip replacement surgery, recovered from anesthesia, and was ordered released from the hospital in all of three days. But going home was not meant to be. She could not urinate so they couldn’t release her. That night she developed pneumonia from aspiration, sending her body into a downward spiral. She then coded, was brought back, placed on a respirator, and was doing very well. The final blow were the gases that had developed in her bloodstream which caused her death.  

My mother was a fighter. If anyone could have made it through all that, it would have been her. It was just her time. Her time to fold it all in. We never know what cards are going to be dealt our way, we just need to figure out what to do with our hands