Tuesday, March 23, 2010

My Mother-In-Law Needs Your Prayers

My Mother-in-law fell this afternoon about 5:00 and broke her hip. I just got home from the hospital. I brought my father-in-law home. I'll take him back in the morning. The hospital is about 30 or so miles from here. My husband is staying with her tonight. She will have surgery tomorrow afternoon. She has Alzheimer's, so she doesn't understand why she is hurting and why she can't turn over, and why she can't get up, etc..... so it is going to be difficult for her.
One of my husband's sister will probably stay with her tomorrow night. She's having surgery for carpal tunnel on Thursday, though. Another sister was planning to come in on Thursday and take my in-laws to visit some family in Atlanta for the weekend, so she's going to come on in to help out. So, it won't be too bad, as far as having plenty of help.
Thank God my sister is here this week so that Mother has someone to go up to feed her, etc... We are hoping that it will work out that my mil can go to the same nursing home where my mom is for her rehab. It is only 5 minutes from our house. My in-laws are next door.
I took the dresses to my friend today. She seemed very happy! That's always a relief!
I am so keyed up that I don't think I'll be able to sleep, but I'd better go try anyway.

Please keep my husband's mom, and his whole family in your prayers.

Oh yeah, Lil' E's had her first haircut. It was long enough to donate it to Pantene Beautiful Lengths, which is kind of like Locks of Love. I think she looks adorable.

18 comments:

Jackie said...

Julia, I hope things go well with your MIL today. Keep us posted on how she is doing. I sure hope she rehabs in the same nursing home as your mother. It would make things much easier for you.

Your granddaughter is so cute! How sweet of her to donate her hair!

ittybittyandpretty said...

i will add your MIL to my list! it is nice to know that you have so much support.
that is one super dooper cutie pie!
xxrosey

Cindy said...

You always know a day like that is coming as we get older. I'm happy you have help. Take a deep breath when things get too much for you because you're important to so many people. I hope she recovers quickly and that he will be ok with her missing. Prayers all around...

Little one looks good with her new do.

gwensews said...

I am so sorry. Your MIL may be in for a long recovery, since she cannot process things normally. What a shame. My mother's hip broke and I know what a time that is. Sending prayers and good thoughts to your family.

Take care of yourself too. You're going to be busy, so take a breath now and then and exhale.

Your little granddaughter is so adorable. Cute haircut! They grow up so fast.

KID, MD said...

Y'all will be in my prayers. Hip fractures are hard. I'll be hoping for the best for her and for your family.

Claudia said...

She will absolutely be in my prayers, Julia. Take care and know that we are all thinking of you and your family and sending healing prayers to your MIL.

xo
Claudia

Kim said...

Julia- your MIL and your entire family will be in my prayers. I will be keeping my fingers crossed that she is sent to the same nursing home as your mother. Big hugs to you today.

Trudy Callan said...

I will be praying for your mother-in-law and your husband and his family. I'm so sorry to hear the bad news.

Your granddaughter is absolutely adorable.

ShirleyC said...

I'm so sorry you MIL had a fall. That is so heartbreaking. Your family will be in my prayers.

I love the haircut, and she is darling.

Jan said...

So sorry to hear about your MIL's fall. It is more difficult when they can't understand. I remember that time with own MIL's broken hip. May all of you feel our thoughts and prayers.

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

That's an easy request to fill. Hope it works out for your entire family.

seamsgreat said...

You and your family are in my prayers. ~janet

Sewconsult said...

Prayers for MIL & all who are helping.
Beckie

Faye Lewis said...

Oh no I hate that happened. I'll hold her in my prayers too.

Sher said...

Oh Julia, you will be in my thoughts and prayers. You have so much on your plate right now. I hope she heals soon.

Chicago Sarah said...

Oh, *hugs* I wish I could help more than just sending you loving thoughts. Please remember to take care of yourself in this stressful time. Your granddaughter is a sweetie, how cute!

Marinbambu said...

jaja I hope she was very excited, because it was the first time, I like that you visited my blog, I have a high level of english because my high school is bilingle (I spick english all the time) I would like that you visit me so you can help me more for english because I like it a lot to spick it I don´t know but is very funny. And my friends and I , we are very bad doing questions because it´s different to spanish.
Thakk you, Julia, you are a very good member of my blog.
Kiss,
marina

mickey said...

We are praying here, Ms. Julia-

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