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  • 777Gemma888777Gemma888 Member Posts: 9,563 Member Member Posts: 9,563 Member
    My dad.. he's been pretty good lately but last night he had a fall. Why, why was he wandering down in the muddy horse yards at 8.30pm? His answer... I don't remember why I went there. 😒
    So he fell and figures he was there about 3 hours ( can't confirm) but Im sure it felt like a long time.
    Banged up knee, hip and skin off his side.
    These falls are becoming a real worry, I know I can't bubble wrap him but I'm worried its only a matter of time before he breaks a bone..
    Thats what's on my mind.. 😔

    I feel this so hard. My dad recently fell in the bathroom, smashed his face on the floor and bled for about 45 minutes before he could get up. My mom is deaf, so she couldn't hear him calling for help, so he just lay there.

    It's so scary knowing they are so helpless now, and also so hard to see our once strong parents failing.

    Sending you big hugs and hopes that your dad is ok.

    Sending you both love, hugs and prayers for your Dads.

    🤗 thank you.. good to see you 🙂

    Ditto Jo! Thanks much girlie!
  • twitchandshouttwitchandshout Member Posts: 1,593 Member Member Posts: 1,593 Member
  • twitchandshouttwitchandshout Member Posts: 1,593 Member Member Posts: 1,593 Member
    I have been managing a family so long that when I occasionally eat restaurant food, I often think “mine is better.” Not fancy food but normal household fare. The only reason to eat out is to avoid doing dishes.
  • IslandGal3IslandGal3 Member Posts: 932 Member Member Posts: 932 Member
    My dad.. he's been pretty good lately but last night he had a fall. Why, why was he wandering down in the muddy horse yards at 8.30pm? His answer... I don't remember why I went there. 😒
    So he fell and figures he was there about 3 hours ( can't confirm) but Im sure it felt like a long time.
    Banged up knee, hip and skin off his side.
    These falls are becoming a real worry, I know I can't bubble wrap him but I'm worried its only a matter of time before he breaks a bone..
    Thats what's on my mind.. 😔

    Oh my... I'm glad he's ok. Sending you lots of love. I know how hard this is. ❤
  • ReenieHJReenieHJ Member Posts: 7,613 Member Member Posts: 7,613 Member
    My dad.. he's been pretty good lately but last night he had a fall. Why, why was he wandering down in the muddy horse yards at 8.30pm? His answer... I don't remember why I went there. 😒
    So he fell and figures he was there about 3 hours ( can't confirm) but Im sure it felt like a long time.
    Banged up knee, hip and skin off his side.
    These falls are becoming a real worry, I know I can't bubble wrap him but I'm worried its only a matter of time before he breaks a bone..
    Thats what's on my mind.. 😔

    Oh no :( I'm so very sorry Jo. <3 It's so hard and heart breaking. Does he have help or someone to help care for him, keep watch on him? Does he have any kind of help alert or lifeline button to push?? That'd be a good thing for him to have IF he'll wear it and use it. (NVM I just saw where he does have one but doesn't always wear it :()
    It's hard for you, as a daughter, to watch. And hard for him to realize he doesn't have the abilities he once had. :( I'm sorry. {{HUGS}} to you.
    Another thought though, don't they have visual security systems available for these types of situations? I don't know anything about technology but a camera might be beneficial? Just a thought.
    edited January 29
  • ReenieHJReenieHJ Member Posts: 7,613 Member Member Posts: 7,613 Member
    My dad.. he's been pretty good lately but last night he had a fall. Why, why was he wandering down in the muddy horse yards at 8.30pm? His answer... I don't remember why I went there. 😒
    So he fell and figures he was there about 3 hours ( can't confirm) but Im sure it felt like a long time.
    Banged up knee, hip and skin off his side.
    These falls are becoming a real worry, I know I can't bubble wrap him but I'm worried its only a matter of time before he breaks a bone..
    Thats what's on my mind.. 😔

    I feel this so hard. My dad recently fell in the bathroom, smashed his face on the floor and bled for about 45 minutes before he could get up. My mom is deaf, so she couldn't hear him calling for help, so he just lay there.

    It's so scary knowing they are so helpless now, and also so hard to see our once strong parents failing.

    Sending you big hugs and hopes that your dad is ok.

    Yikes, does he have a life alert type button? Course needing one and actually using it are 2 different things. But really, it sounds like a very good idea for him. :( Wanting to stay home and continue to live independently is hard for everyone but it's where most people are happiest. :( But there are so many resources 'out there' to tap into that can make it happen. I hope he is or starts using them. :(

    It's very scary for all, and heartbreaking. {{HUGS}} to you Kickass
  • PlentyofProtein00PlentyofProtein00 Member Posts: 2,807 Member Member Posts: 2,807 Member
    I have been managing a family so long that when I occasionally eat restaurant food, I often think “mine is better.” Not fancy food but normal household fare. The only reason to eat out is to avoid doing dishes.

    This is why I eat out. All my dishes are dirty...4 plates don't go far
  • twitchandshouttwitchandshout Member Posts: 1,593 Member Member Posts: 1,593 Member
    I have been managing a family so long that when I occasionally eat restaurant food, I often think “mine is better.” Not fancy food but normal household fare. The only reason to eat out is to avoid doing dishes.

    This is why I eat out. All my dishes are dirty...4 plates don't go far

    It really is a problem.
  • twitchandshouttwitchandshout Member Posts: 1,593 Member Member Posts: 1,593 Member
    How early is too early to text someone in another time zone?
  • twitchandshouttwitchandshout Member Posts: 1,593 Member Member Posts: 1,593 Member
    Unsolicited advice. Listen, if I wanted to further my education to become an RN, I would have! Truth is -all I ever wanted to be was a good Mom...I am acing that *kitten.*

    So you have a bachelor's degree? I'm impressed! But...you can't buy compassion and love with that degree. You keep being smart, I'll keep being me. 😎

    🤗
    I feel that. Not everything needs to be a stepping stone.
  • twitchandshouttwitchandshout Member Posts: 1,593 Member Member Posts: 1,593 Member
    Unsolicited advice. Listen, if I wanted to further my education to become an RN, I would have! Truth is -all I ever wanted to be was a good Mom...I am acing that *kitten.*

    So you have a bachelor's degree? I'm impressed! But...you can't buy compassion and love with that degree. You keep being smart, I'll keep being me. 😎

    🤗
    I feel that. Not everything needs to be a stepping stone.

    It's so much more than that, S. Raising my kids by myself was more important than spending hours away from them.

    Besides, when they're in therapy they won't be blaming their short comings or anxiety issues on the baby sitter. It's all on me...and I own that 😂

    😂 I’m hoping I can get mine to blame their grandmother same as me
  • MaltedTeaMaltedTea Member, Premium Posts: 6,033 Member Member, Premium Posts: 6,033 Member
    How early is too early to text someone in another time zone?

    For the love of the angels, never before 7 am their local time.

    But if they are like me and turn notis off, it doesn't matter anyway...if the concern is waking them up 🤷🏿‍♀️
    edited January 29
  • twitchandshouttwitchandshout Member Posts: 1,593 Member Member Posts: 1,593 Member
    MaltedTea wrote: »
    How early is too early to text someone in another time zone?

    For the love of the angels, never before 7 am their local time.

    But if they are like me and turn notis off, it doesn't matter anyway...if the concern is waking them up 🤷🏿‍♀️

    Thank you!
  • happimess01happimess01 Member Posts: 7,364 Member Member Posts: 7,364 Member
    How early is too early to text someone in another time zone?

    after 12 pm if they are my 3 am friend, otherwise only on weekends
  • KickassAmazon76KickassAmazon76 Member Posts: 3,699 Member Member Posts: 3,699 Member
    ReenieHJ wrote: »
    My dad.. he's been pretty good lately but last night he had a fall. Why, why was he wandering down in the muddy horse yards at 8.30pm? His answer... I don't remember why I went there. 😒
    So he fell and figures he was there about 3 hours ( can't confirm) but Im sure it felt like a long time.
    Banged up knee, hip and skin off his side.
    These falls are becoming a real worry, I know I can't bubble wrap him but I'm worried its only a matter of time before he breaks a bone..
    Thats what's on my mind.. 😔

    I feel this so hard. My dad recently fell in the bathroom, smashed his face on the floor and bled for about 45 minutes before he could get up. My mom is deaf, so she couldn't hear him calling for help, so he just lay there.

    It's so scary knowing they are so helpless now, and also so hard to see our once strong parents failing.

    Sending you big hugs and hopes that your dad is ok.

    Yikes, does he have a life alert type button? Course needing one and actually using it are 2 different things. But really, it sounds like a very good idea for him. :( Wanting to stay home and continue to live independently is hard for everyone but it's where most people are happiest. :( But there are so many resources 'out there' to tap into that can make it happen. I hope he is or starts using them. :(

    It's very scary for all, and heartbreaking. {{HUGS}} to you Kickass

    I need to find something like that. I want something for the bathroom in particular because he's fallen twice in there. Once I had to drive over to help pick him up off the floor.

    He's so proud that he won't likely wear something, so I was hoping to put a comm device that could at least alert me. (I live 5min away).

    He's ok now, but it has been happening more frequently. 😔

    Hugs to all who struggle with this. ❤️
  • twitchandshouttwitchandshout Member Posts: 1,593 Member Member Posts: 1,593 Member
    How early is too early to text someone in another time zone?

    after 12 pm if they are my 3 am friend, otherwise only on weekends

    What’s the applications process like for a 3am-er?
  • happimess01happimess01 Member Posts: 7,364 Member Member Posts: 7,364 Member
    How early is too early to text someone in another time zone?

    after 12 pm if they are my 3 am friend, otherwise only on weekends

    What’s the applications process like for a 3am-er?

    they should constantly ignore me, project onto me and wear the same cologne as my dad
  • twitchandshouttwitchandshout Member Posts: 1,593 Member Member Posts: 1,593 Member
    How early is too early to text someone in another time zone?

    after 12 pm if they are my 3 am friend, otherwise only on weekends

    What’s the applications process like for a 3am-er?

    they should constantly ignore me, project onto me and wear the same cologne as my dad

    same! 😃
  • twitchandshouttwitchandshout Member Posts: 1,593 Member Member Posts: 1,593 Member
    How early is too early to text someone in another time zone?

    after 12 pm if they are my 3 am friend, otherwise only on weekends

    What’s the applications process like for a 3am-er?

    they should constantly ignore me, project onto me and wear the same cologne as my dad

    same! 😃

    Y'all diggin that Old Spice 🤢

    omg how did you know 😂
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