Those of u who have been following me know that i am guardian for my Aunt Thelma. (wife of my father's brother) She has dementia and is in assisted living in Madras. Last night i got a call at 3:23am, she had fallen when transferring from wheelchair to toilet. An aide was right beside her. They feel she had a stroke. BUT now she also has a concussion and appears to be bleeding in the brain. She is 92. She also had another stroke at about 10:30am. She was taken to the ER after the first occurrence as she needed stitches. They cleaned her up and sent her back to assisted living. The people at East Cascade Assisted Living in Madras have been wonderful. They were SO upset. One lady even came in on her day off to sit with Thelma. They have been caring for her almost 5 years now and have become very attached. She already has a DNR and i decided she needed to stay at the assisted living in the company of those people that she recognizes (she does not know who i am) and care for her. They did not want her to be by herself, at the hospital, and neither did i in case the worst happened, or when it does happen. The doctor wanted her in the hospital to manage her pain medication, she is on morphine as she is very agitated. We want her to be comfortable and not in pain and not harassed by things she does not understand. She has always been very independent, doing basically what she wanted most of the time. She was combative at the hospital, while she was not like that when returned to her 'usual' environment.
So, i feel we are in the final stages and wanted your thoughts and prayers for her being 'at peace'..... because i DO believe that is on her and our horizon.
Take Care and God Bless