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Posted: 12/16/2016 9:28:23 PM EST
Got a call from my mother a few minutes ago.  My 89 year old Aunt fell in her condo.  Broke her pelvis, hip, femur and elbow.  Too risky to put her under to fix stuff.  On something called Diladin?  Dilodon?  Pain killer.  Not sure what plan is yet, just happened earlier today.

I thought I had a bad day at work.  How naive.
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 9:30:20 PM EST
Yeah, but not that bad. Nobody injured here.

Link Posted: 12/16/2016 9:33:03 PM EST
It is all relative. Sorry about your aunt.

I had a bad day recently and was bitching to myself while walking through the grocery store about all the BS I had to do that night. Then I saw a pretty young lady, my age, pushing a little girl that was about my son's age (5 or 6) in a cart. The young woman sounded very chipper and positive, and her daughter was absolutely bald and wearing a germ protective mask. It was obvious that the young girl was very ill and yet they were as happy as can be. I felt like an asshole the rest of the day for taking my own fortunate life for granted.
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 9:33:32 PM EST
Dilaudid is what's she's on. Trust me she isn't feeling any pain depending on dosage. I was on it after my abdominal surgery and I couldn't feel the pain from my open wound.

That being said, prayers for your family.
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 9:35:38 PM EST
That sucks. Prayers sent for you and your family. Hope she pulls through okay.
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 9:40:26 PM EST
Prayers out, nasty business when you're almost 90. Pray and hope for the best, prepare for the worst.

Link Posted: 12/16/2016 9:44:59 PM EST
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Originally Posted By SleeperShooter:
Dilaudid is what's she's on. Trust me she isn't feeling any pain depending on dosage. I was on it after my abdominal surgery and I couldn't feel the pain from my open wound.

That being said, prayers for your family.
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Hopefully OPs. family is like you and can't feel the pain. It doesn't do anything for me other make my head feel like it's about to combust.
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 9:45:53 PM EST
Sitting in the ICU with my 9 month old daughter. I've had better days. My heart skipped a few beats when the crash team came in and 8 doctors surrounded her last night. But things are looking up.
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 9:48:19 PM EST
Lots of my problems are pretty dismal in comparison..
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 9:52:23 PM EST
Best wishes to your aunt.
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 9:59:23 PM EST
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Either she has severe osteoporosis or that was one hell of a fall.

At age 89 that is not a god thing.
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 10:03:00 PM EST
Ouch. When my mother broke her femur, the doc said that about the only thing more painful was breaking a pelvis. Sounds like your mother got them both, and more. :-(
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 10:03:36 PM EST
Originally Posted By Burnsy:
Got a call from my mother a few minutes ago.  My 89 year old Aunt fell in her condo.  Broke her pelvis, hip, femur and elbow.  Too risky to put her under to fix stuff.  On something called Diladin?  Dilodon?  Pain killer.  Not sure what plan is yet, just happened earlier today.

I thought I had a bad day at work.  How naive.
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Dilaudid. Works great for serious pain. It's like being the Captain of The Velvet Enterprise

Not good long term though.

All the best to your aunt!
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 10:14:17 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Him:
Either she has severe osteoporosis or that was one hell of a fall.

At age 89 that is not a god thing.
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All that damage at 89 is not good at all.
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 10:26:34 PM EST
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Thanks for all the well wishes.  Poor woman, apparently she is also presenting double vision. Might have bonked her head.
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 10:28:48 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/16/2016 10:29:51 PM EST by Midyew5959]
Originally Posted By Mustang31:
Sitting in the ICU with my 9 month old daughter. I've had better days. My heart skipped a few beats when the crash team came in and 8 doctors surrounded her last night. But things are looking up.
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Prayers. Hardcore prayers.

Link Posted: 12/16/2016 10:30:46 PM EST
SONOFABITCH that's got to hurt, Hope she has a speedy recovery.
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 10:42:02 PM EST
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Prayers. Hardcore prayers.

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Originally Posted By Mustang31:
Sitting in the ICU with my 9 month old daughter. I've had better days. My heart skipped a few beats when the crash team came in and 8 doctors surrounded her last night. But things are looking up.


Prayers. Hardcore prayers.

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Yeah wow.  I wish the best for your daughter. 
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 10:49:02 PM EST
Pretty sure my wife is currently having a miscarriage. Had the first sonogram scheduled for the 21st, but we're going to try to get an appointment tomorrow. I'm expecting a poor diagnosis. She's right around 7-8 weeks. Such is life.
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 10:55:33 PM EST
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My 98 year old aunt passed away yesterday at lunchtime. My cousin, her son passed at the end of November. These have nothing on the two previous posters, one with his daughter in the ICU and the other possible miscarriage. Prayers for both of you.
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 10:56:03 PM EST
Last year my Nan broke her kneecap. In July of this year she had a stroke. In October she fell and broke her hip. Last week she had a series of seizures and hasn't regained consciousness yet. Today we decided as a family to remove her breathing tube on Monday and let the universe do it's thing.

It sucks OP. I'm right there with you.
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 10:56:32 PM EST
Yes, wife's mother died. Her grandfather died last week. And my membership ends at the strike of midnight.
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 11:01:41 PM EST
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Friend's B-I-L was hit by a car a few weeks ago.

He was so drunk, he had to detox 3 days before they could sedate him for surgery.

Pelvis, arm, leg, ribs.

ETA: This is the second time he has had to detox. Last time was an ass whoopin', and two days.
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 11:26:06 PM EST
Prayers sent.
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 11:33:00 PM EST
So sorry for you and the family.  Prayers until this passes.
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 11:42:24 PM EST
Originally Posted By Burnsy:
I thought I had a bad day at work.  How naive.
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You're right, it's all relative and So true - I started a new job a couple weeks ago. My office is about 100 yards away from the Life Flight helicopter pad by the ER. I hear it and can see it every time it takes off and comes back. On my second day, it was taking off for the second time that day and I thought "no matter how shitty my day could ever be here, there's someone in there having a much shittier day."

Condolences to you family OP :( That's a rough spot to be in
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 11:43:57 PM EST
Prayers for those having bad days.

Its always relative
My wife and i are both physicians. A bad day for us is still better than someone else's.
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 11:49:23 PM EST
OP, I’m sorry to hear this.

Go see your aunt while you have the opportunity.
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 11:51:40 PM EST
Don't mean to pile on, just to get some things off my chest. I lost my wife of 29 years today to stroke which happened last evening. I've got two great kids, 19 yr son and 15 yr daughter and I'm doing everything I can to help them get though it.
Keeping a close eye on my daughter, she's come to grips with it and all but I know she's holding in a lot of emotion... worries me.

Hang in there everyone, give your wife a hug when she doesn't expect it particularly if you've been together for a long time, it can all slip away in the blink of an eye.

Thanks for letting me vent.

Bob
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 12:00:05 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Me-ConnSM:
Don't mean to pile on, just to get some things off my chest. I lost my wife of 29 years today to stroke which happened last evening. I've got two great kids, 19 yr son and 15 yr daughter and I'm doing everything I can to help them get though it.
Keeping a close eye on my daughter, she's come to grips with it and all but I know she's holding in a lot of emotion... worries me.

Hang in there everyone, give your wife a hug when she doesn't expect it particularly if you've been together for a long time, it can all slip away in the blink of an eye.

Thanks for letting me vent.

Bob
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First, my condolences.

Second, I highly doubt your children have come to terms with their loss. Especially at that age. Take care of yourself first, because you can’t help them if you aren’t okay, but watch over your kids.
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 12:15:46 AM EST
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Originally Posted By 245PDG:

First, my condolences.

Second, I highly doubt your children have come to terms with their loss. Especially at that age. Take care of yourself first, because you can’t help them if you aren’t okay, but watch over your kids.
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Thank you.
I know, maybe I should have phrased it better. Both kids have friends over at the house right now, we're all dealing with it as best can be expected.
The next few days, weeks & more will be a rollercoaster...
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 11:56:24 AM EST
Update on OP's aunt?
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 12:16:02 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Mustang31:
Sitting in the ICU with my 9 month old daughter. I've had better days. My heart skipped a few beats when the crash team came in and 8 doctors surrounded her last night. But things are looking up.
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What happened?
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 12:22:18 PM EST
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Originally Posted By FP2000H:
Pretty sure my wife is currently having a miscarriage. Had the first sonogram scheduled for the 21st, but we're going to try to get an appointment tomorrow. I'm expecting a poor diagnosis. She's right around 7-8 weeks. Such is life.
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Sorry to hear. We went through 7 of them. The thing to know is your wife is going to feel like it is her fault, it isn't. These things happen more often than people realize. Especially guys, once I started talking about it I found out more people had gone through them. It helped t connect with others with the same expierence.
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 12:23:37 PM EST
dilaudid

very fast acting
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 12:25:12 PM EST
Prayers for recovery for your Aunt.
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 1:01:52 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Me-ConnSM:
Don't mean to pile on, just to get some things off my chest. I lost my wife of 29 years today to stroke which happened last evening. I've got two great kids, 19 yr son and 15 yr daughter and I'm doing everything I can to help them get though it.
Keeping a close eye on my daughter, she's come to grips with it and all but I know she's holding in a lot of emotion... worries me.

Hang in there everyone, give your wife a hug when she doesn't expect it particularly if you've been together for a long time, it can all slip away in the blink of an eye.

Thanks for letting me vent.

Bob
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Damn, man. I am so sorry. :(
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 2:12:05 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Me-ConnSM:
Don't mean to pile on, just to get some things off my chest. I lost my wife of 29 years today to stroke which happened last evening. I've got two great kids, 19 yr son and 15 yr daughter and I'm doing everything I can to help them get though it.
Keeping a close eye on my daughter, she's come to grips with it and all but I know she's holding in a lot of emotion... worries me.

Hang in there everyone, give your wife a hug when she doesn't expect it particularly if you've been together for a long time, it can all slip away in the blink of an eye.

Thanks for letting me vent.

Bob
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Prayers and condolences for you and your family
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