Wednesday, March 16, 2011
My mom's hip operation was a success. She was wheeled into the operation theatre at 1.30pm yesterday, and by 5pm she was out and transferred to ICU. As I am writing this, she has just been moved back to the general ward - a sign that she is doing well post-surgery. The doctors say she should be discharged after a few more days of healing and physiotherapy.
To all Seniorsaloud readers who have been following the postings about my mom's hospitalization, and who have left comments, phoned or emailed me, I thank you for your concern. Your moral support kept my spirit up during the long hours sitting by my mom's bedside in the freezing hospital ward.
The road to recovery will be a long and slow one for my mom. If looking after my 85-year old mom was stressful before, it will be doubly challenging from now on. I welcome any sharing of personal experiences either on post-surgery healing, caregiving or home nursing care. Information especially from those who have been through a similar situation will help me tremendously in making better decisions.
My thanks also to friends and relatives who visited and cheered mom up. I shall keep you updated via email.
Posted by el-f at 7:00 PM