My mother in law fell today. It was so sad to see her like she was today and think of what she was like a few years ago. It was not so long ago that she was laughing and dancing around with all her grand kids. Playing with them and riding her bike down the hill. We would have to scold her and remind her that she was too old to ride with her feet on the handle bars and no hands. Like a kid. Now, she is like a baby in some ways. She fell and must have laid on the floor for several hours. My husband was up earlier and she was up and about. He called to tell her he was bringing supper up and she did not answer. He found her on the floor, covered with bruises. He, and my brother in law managed to get her in bed for the night.
I know we are going to have to make some plans to put her in a home where she can live with assisted living some time. I think she can still live in her own place but she needs someone who can check on her hourly and make sure she is okay. Tough decision to make but I think the time is coming for us to do that.