Followed by the worst night of my life. Things did not go as planned yesterday.
I didn’t even get the chance to worry about getting Edie up the 4 steps into the house after having her blood coagulation levels checked yesterday. On the way to the car, Edie stumbled on the first step, fell backwards, and hit her head on the ground. She didn’t hit hard, but…………….
I read in the Coumadin manual, you have to be concerned when you hit your head, due to possible bleeding. So after she managed to maneuver herself to the edge of the porch and stand, I got her into the car, and just took her straight to the ER for evaluation.
Long story short, the CT scan was negative, and 6.5 hours later Edie was in a skilled nursing facility. She is just too weak for me to take care of.
Words can’t explain how devastated I am. I barely got an hours sleep last night dreaming of nightmare scenarios, and she doesn’t have her phone, so I can’t call her, and visiting hours don’t start until 11 AM.
I know if it weren’t for the damn Coumadin, and having to get her blood checked every 2 or 3 days, I really think she could have recuperated at home, but navigating those 4 steps, so soon after getting out of the hospital, was just too much.
And even worse the nursing home close to the house was full, and the only one available is 18 miles from the house.
So as decisions go, this one has turned out to be a VERY bad one.