Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Rehab for the holidays

My cousin called last night to tell me that my 84-year old aunt fell at the doctor’s office (of all places) while taking off her shoes to be weighed. (It is those little vanities that may kill us.) She broke her hip, badly and not only will she require surgery but a plate and screws. She is now in the hospital waiting to be squeezed into the operating room schedule. Her 82 year-old sister went into the hospital for carpal tunnel surgery before Thanksgiving to come out with a triple bypass (She had been having tightness in her chest but did not tell anyone.) They will both be in rehab for the holidays but with any luck in the same facility. We will no doubt be driving back and forth while I am home for Christmas.

I suppose I will send flowers, but when, where and how is the question. And you know I will have to send to both of them or there will be hell to pay. I wonder if the fruit basket is better? Or maybe cookies or oh, I don’t know. Oy family dynamics. Any suggestions?

3 comments:

deejbrown said...

So sorry to hear about your aunts! I believe the best gift you can give them is your own Self. Be generous, as you always are.

Bevson said...

UPDATE:
She is out of surgery, and feeling fine. It may be the happy juice though. She will be in the hospital for 4-5 days then rehab for at least 6 weeks, so we are talking the end of January. I talked with my cousin again and have decided to do a flowers but not until she gets to the rehab center.

Kyle said...

Bev, I'm so sorry to hear about your aunts! Glad to hear she made through surgery okay. Happy juice rocks! ;-)

We'll be thinking of y'all during the holidays, praying for healing for the aunts and strength for the family.