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.