I am hurting tonight.
For those of you who have followed my blog you will remember my next door neighbor Ms. D.
She is the handicapped elderly lady who lived next door to me. She had a profound influence on my recovery from my accident and me getting into woodworking and home remodeling.
On Sunday morning I got a call from her. This is not unusual because I check on here at least once a day and take my basset hounds over for her to spend the day with her.
These hounds are her “kids”.
They are a large part of the reason for her recovery from depression after her mother who also was her best friend passed away.
She is alone in life. She really only has those of us who live on our block.
Besides her faith and church , all she really has is our companionship. Her family lives a long distance from her and they aren’t very close.
i got my Sunday morning call. However this time she was in trouble.
She had fallen and couldn’t get up.
I rushed over and found here laying on the floor. She was alert. She had tripped and fallen down. She said her leg hurt. She couldn’t feel her toes.
I suspected right away she had broken the leg.
I told her I was going to dial 911 and get some help. I was in no position to lift her alone.
She resisted me calling 911 because she didn’t want all the fuss and was worried about what the neighbors would think.
She also confided in me that she hadn’t changed blouses yet that morning.
She asked me to just sit with her for a moment and comfort her.
I did that.
I then called 911.
With in minutes help arrived.
She was taken to the hospital and they took x-rays.
She had broken it in two places and required surgery.
She had a rod placed the full length of her lower leg.
She is expected to make a recovery but this will take time and require extensive rehab in a special rehab nursing home.
I assured her that I would be there ever step of the way and bring the basset hounds over for regular visits. That seemed to make her feel better.
She called me this morn to tell me they had changed her room. She had a roommate whom she got along with well. She introduced me to her,while visiting her yesterday.
She called her name after she got off the phone with me last night and she didn’t answer. She called again.
It was to apparently to late.
They moved Ms.D. to another room.
She called me afraid and sad this morning.
I tried comforting her.
I hope I did.
If you will ,please remember Ms D in your prayers and thoughts.