I missed posting yesterday but with good reason—my mother fell while running for the bus and ended up fracturing her hip. I spent the evening at the hospital and this morning she went into surgery.
Fortunately my mother is very healthy; she’s physically active, meditates regularly and has an extremely busy schedule most days. She broke the ball in the joint of her hip, so that’s all they’re replacing—it’s not a full hip replacement. They expect her to be able to put some weight on it by tomorrow, so it sounds like recovery time should be fairly quick.
I think the hardest part of the process will be keeping her in bed to fully recuperate. She asked the orthopaedic surgeon if she’d be able to walk again. He said, “Of course.” So then she asked him, “What about running? Will I be able to run?” He looked at her and said, “Were you running before?” and she said, “Of course I was.”
Update: My mom’s doing well after the surgery, still a little sleepy but looking good. Thanks everyone, for all the well wishes!
We’re also dealing with sick kitties too. Poor Hobbes went from his seasonal allergy which was causing him to scratch himself bloody to an upper respiratory inspection which is likely to be feline herpes syndrome. It’s quite a common condition in cats—many of them get the virus when they’re kittens and it tends to manifest when they’re stressed, which Hobbes has definitely been lately. The treatment consists of dosing him with the amino acid lysine.
We were hoping Creeper would be fine, but his eyes started running yesterday and today he sneezed a few times. So he’s on the lysine too—much easier with him as he’s the one who’s the big eater around here.
So there’s going to be lots of recuperation going on around here! That’s been my weekend so far. How is your weekend going?