ginnyde Posted July 5, 2004 Share Posted July 5, 2004 Earl is not doing well. Yesterday morning I was in the kitchen and heard a loud noise. Not sure where it came from but thought I would check Earl first. Unfortunately he had fallen. Not sure how. He said he got up to go to the bathroom and he and the walker got out of control. He landed head first on the tile hearth in our sitting room with broken shards of a porcelain vase all around him. Since he has fallen before I knew I could not get him up, so I got our neighbor, who is a nurse, to come help. We got him turned over. He did a good job on his forehead. We had to call for her husband because even the 2 of us couldn't get him up. Got his cuts cleaned and bandaged and then we checked him all out. In the beginning it looked like some neurological problems but they seemed to disappear. A day later now. I am listened to him breath over a baby monitor, and he snores like a banchee. What I have been noticing over the last couple of days is that his speech is getting slurred. It seems like it is all the time now and he is aware of it. Tuesday I am getting him LifeLine and am going to start checking for 'home companions' or something similar. A hospital bed is probably coming soon. This is so hard. I love him so much and I am having trouble finding him in there. Please pray that he is safe and comfortable. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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