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Poor Mommy

Friday, May 27, 2011

Took Mom (86 yrs old) to eye doctor for hurting eye. Dr. came in, introduced herself and sat down to check Mom's eye. She put the table in front of Mom and touched the pedal to adjust the table to fit up to Mom. All of a sudden, the table wouldn't stop and the chair started backwards and the foot of the chair came up. The table was pressing very hard on Mom's legs and it kept pushing really hard and would not stop. Mom was screaming and crying how much it hurt and to get her out of the chair. They were pushing buttons and trying to stop the chair and table from moving. Finally it stopped and Mom was hysterical. They took her out of the chair and put her in a wheel chair. It had really scraped her legs and knees and somehow cut her arm. They brought alcohol to put on her arm and I asked for peroxide instead. I put it on cotton ball and just squeezed it onto her arm and put a band-aid on it. I had already asked for ice bags for her legs. When the ice was on for about 15 minutes, I said, Mom, we need to take the ice off for a short time and then put back onl. The Dr. looked at me and asked if I was a nurse..lol..lol... The doctor suggested we go to the hospital for an x-ray, which we did. The x-ray didn't show any fracture. Poor Mom, I felt so bad for her. The doctor called here about 6:00 to check on Mom and see if there was anything she could do. She said she doesn't know how she lifted the table off of Mom after it stopped. She said someone came into the room to check out the chair and it took 2 men to move the table back into place. I told her probably adrenalin. Mom has talked of nothing since and I surely understand. We all know she will be more sore tomorrow.
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    That must have been terrifying for her! It could have been so much worse.
    Hope she's recovered from the shock and heals soon
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    3227 days ago
    I'm so sorry this happened to her! Glad she wasn't seriously injured, but of course she was hurt and shook up. Please give her a hug from me!
    3227 days ago
    How scary for her, I'm so sorry she had to go through that. I bet she was terribly frightened.
    3228 days ago
    Bless her heart! That would be so scary. I am so glad that nothing was broken. I bet she won't want to go back there anymore. emoticon
    3228 days ago
    Poor Nanny...what an experience. I was shocked to read it when you emailed me! All the years I've worked in medicine and I've never seen a table or chair accident like that. Tell her hello and that I hope she's feeling better and give her a hug for me. I'm sure it scared the doctor too!
    3228 days ago
    Oh my goodness! I hope she feels better soon nancy, and I can only imagine how freaked she will be at the next visit. Poor thing.
    3228 days ago
    Oh no Nancy, your poor mom ! Hope she is going to be alright. I'm sure it was quite an experience for her to go through.
    3228 days ago
    I've never heard of anything like that happening before. I'm so sorry your mom. That would have been a scary and painful experience for anyone to go through! I'm sure she will be sore for a few days. I hope she recovers soon! Sending best wishes and prayers her way!
    3228 days ago
    Bless her heart, I hope she won't be too sore. She will be in my thoughts & prayers. Please keep us updated.

    Hugs, Teresa
    3228 days ago
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    Your poor mom. I am so sorry that this happened to her. Keep us posted on how she's doing. She will be in my prayers. And you too... emoticon emoticon
    3228 days ago
    Oh no, that's horrible. Your poor mom. I feel so bad for her. It's amazing her legs weren't broken. I'm sure she will be in pain for awhile. I'll keep her in my prayers.


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