Prayers needed for Jnette's mom

  1. important message from jnette.............

    jnette contacted siri and asked her to contact me so we could get this out to many of her an friends. she was in the process of taking mutti, her mother who has advanced alzheimer's disease, for an outing. mutti fell out of the wheelchair and suffered serious injuries. she is in the er awaiting news of the injuries. i'll keep you updated as more information becomes available.

    i'm sure jnette covets your prayers at this time.

    i pray that god will direct the healthcare team as they care for mutti, and that jnette will feel his loving strength at this time.
    Last edit by tnbutterfly on May 10, '09
  2. 69 Comments

  3. by   caliotter3
    Extra prayers for Mutti and jnette on Mother's Day.
  4. by   leslie :-D
    Quote from tnbutterfly

    [/size][/size]i pray that god will direct the healthcare team as they care for mutti, and that jnette will feel his loving strength at this time.
    that is the perfect prayer, tn.
    we cannot ask for anything more.

  5. by   NurseyBaby'05

    Keep us posted when you can, my friend.

  6. by   zuzi
    hugs Jnette and Mutti
  7. by   SuesquatchRN
    Oh, poor things.
  8. by   dianah
    Keeping all involved in prayer, thank you for the alert.

    ((((((((((((((( Jnette and Mutti )))))))))))))))))))))
  9. by   jnette
    Hello dear Friends.

    Got back form the ER about an hour ago. Mutti suffered multiple posterior/lateral rib fxs., and a fx'd ileac wing. Initial thoughts were also a fx'd hip, as well as a punctured lung, but after lengthy review of the xrays, etc., they found these to be not the case. Thank you, God !!!

    The ER doc was going to admiti her, and then find placement for rehab in a local NH, but I pleaded with him to let us take her home. He asked if we had someone at home all times, and I assured him we did. She is not to walk for at least a week, and they placed a foley in her so she wouldn't have to get up to pee. Strict bedrest for one week, along with an order for PT for gentle ROM to upper and lower extremities. Mutti appears to have minimal pain except when she take s a deep breath. Her B/P in the ambulance was 220/137... my heart was in my throat.. it stayed up like that in the ER for the first hour, then slowly started coming down again. Right now it's 170/80, so that's definately an improvement. She of course has no memory of falling off the porch in her W/C.. and can't understand why she can't get up. They gave her IV Toradol in the ambulance, and now she's to take lortab q 4-6 hrs prn.

    Will have to move her BSC out of her room, she's so used to getting up and sitting on it to pee in the middle of the night as she needs to. Also hoping she doesn't find and fool with the foley, as she jsut doesn't remember form one minute to the next.

    I, of course, am ridden with guilt. Had her all dressed and cutsified, pretty hair and earrings, necklace, took pics before we left, took her out on the porch in her lightweight W/C, pressed the upper handles (brakes) and even turned her sideways away from the stairs.. jsut in case. Turned around and walked back to the front door for a split second, just to shut it. I heard a scream and turned and looked to see her W/C halfway down the cement stair, tipped over on its side, and poor Mutti flipped over the brick side bars of the stairs... she crashed full force into the hard brick on her chest and side, was hanging half over the side ledges of the stairs. Somehow, one of the handle brakes had snapped open, causing a wheel to turn and begin rolling..... right off the stairs.

    I have cried until I have no tears left.... just that horrible, all encompassing feeling of guilt is all that's left in me. I should have locked down the lower brakes as well... but since I placed her sideways, and had the upper ones locked (so I thought) I never dreamt this would happen.

    I'm just grateful I was able to bring her home. I wouldn't sleep a wink if she had gone to a NH.. she jsut wouldn't have understood, would have been so lost and confused.... I couldn't bear it. She's in her bed now, with Minnie at her side. She acts as if nothing had happened... what a blessing Alzheimer CAN be at times.

    As for me... I'm a total wreck.. but feeling better than I did 3 hours ago.

    Will keep ou updated. Want to thank tn for the thread, and Siri for being kind enough to pass the word on... and thank all of YOU for your thoughts and prayers. You all are simply the best, and I knew I could count on you.

    Not exactly what we had planned for Mother's Day. It was to be sooooooooooooooo special today, for BOTH of us.. well, all THREE of us.. DD included. She had wrked so hard the past 2 days getting everything prepared, cleaned, up.. her first real family cookout on the porch. Wanted to take pics of the three of us "Mommas" together....

    Oh my. What a nightmare this Mother's Day has been.

    Love you guys.
    We'll talk again later.
  10. by   XB9S
    Oh Netters my heart and thoughts go out to you. I'm so glad you have been able to take you Mother home with you and that she isn't as badly hurt as you first thought.

    Sending you hugs xxxxx
  11. by   sirI
    jnette, I'm so happy that you got to take her home. I know you are overwhelmed with guilt. Please, hon, get past this and relief yourself of the guilt. It was an accident, pure and simple.

    I know you are relieved that her injuries are not as severe as you first thought.

    God Bless you, hon. Will continue to lift you and Mutti up in prayer.

    ((((((BIG HUGS))))))
  12. by   herring_RN
    Every day is Mothers Day for Mutti with her wonderful daughters caring for her.
    What a special mother she was to raise such fine daughter.

    You and your family are in my prayers.
    Last edit by NRSKarenRN on May 10, '09
  13. by   NRSKarenRN
    Oh my...not what one plans for Mothers Day.. Sending healing thoughts and prayers your way.

    Mutti is lucky to have such a caring family catering to HER needs. You are special people...soon will just be part of family lore...
    Last edit by NRSKarenRN on May 10, '09
  14. by   Joe NightingMale
    I'm glad to hear that Mutti wasn't seriously injured, but this does put the damper on Mother's Day.

    Good for you for insisting she come home rather than go to LTC.