28 January 2012

Behr Update

So for those who haven't seen my post on FB - here's what's going on....


Yesterday when I got home from work - and after a stop at the grocery store - I found two phone messages from my mom...she and my dad were at the hospital. He fell again and preliminary x-ray reports show a fracture of his pelvis.


My dad did this back in 2003 only that time he was standing on top of a ladder. This time he was standing on the ground. My dad weighs probably 130 pounds soaking wet. Anyway, he's still at hospital and hopefully today we will find out the complete diagnosis/prognosis. I'll be helping my mom a lot this weekend; thankfully they still have some of the equipment needed to help him at home, like a shower bench and walker. We'll need to get a wheel chair most likely.


While I'm confident he will recover, his previous accident, age, and other health issues make me wonder how long he will be with us.  I know some of you have recently lost parents...and my heart goes out to you. I'm lucky that both of my parents are still living; but I also know the time will come one day when I will lose one of them. Although my relationship with them can be tenuous at times, it is a fairly good one. I don't know how well I'll fare when it happens.


That's about what's been going on. I just wanted to let everyone know that now the randomness of my posts has a reason. 


BEHR HUGS

7 comments:

Wonder Man said...

hope everything gets better. sending love your way

mistress maddie said...

Well I sure hope everything turns out well for everyone involved keep us posted sugar plum.

Nik_TheGreek said...

I'm sorry to hear that. I hope everything will go fine.
x

David Dust said...

Hang in there. You are a good son.

XOXOXOXOXOXO

Matthew Gregory said...

HUGS, behr.

Cubby said...

Take care of him. Hope it turns out well.

CJ/Rick said...

Mark I hope your Dad gets to come home and does well. Falling is a MAJOR issue with seniors and I used to laugh about the gags etc on such shows as SNL but it's not funny. I used to wonder "what the hell" about older people falling till I fipped over getting out of the shower about 2 years ago. It happens so damn fast.
Be good and patient!