Jan. 10th, 2009

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First, I want to thank all who expressed your concerns for my mom. You don't know how much that meant to me. I would like to thank each and one of you personally, but right now, I am lacking time and need to focus on mom. Nonetheless, I'm taking a bit of time to tell you what happened and update you where we are so far.

Brian, mom, and I went over to Abbie for dinner. Jack was working. Hence, it would be just the 5 of us: Abbie, Meghan, mom, Brian, and I. Abbie was cooking, and mom and I were entertaining Meghan. Brian,Mom, and I were already sitting at the table, as the meal was soon to be served. Mom was sitting in a chair that Abbie would be sitting and I was sitting on mom's chair. I asked her to switch, while I would put Meghan in her highchair. As I was placing Meghan in the chair, the tray of her highchair fell on the floor. Mom was scooting over to the seat I had taken, tripped over the tray, and fell hard on her left side. She couldn't put any weight on her leg, but tried to tough it up. I lifted her on her chair, and mom tried to eat dinner. Her pain was too intense, and we called the emergency squad. Amazingly, a fire truck and an ambulance arrived with about 8 paramedics. They were amazingly good with us. (When my mother-in-law broke her hip, we called the emergency squad, and one ambulance with two paramedics showed up.)

Anyway, the upshot is that she broke the femur and not the hip. They decided that she will have a long nail put in her leg. It will take longer for her to be able to bear weight on her leg, but it will be less evasive, there will be less blood loss, and will end up being better for her overall in the future. We don't know when surgery will be. All we know is that it will be today. I am getting ready to go to the hospital, and, if I can, I'll update. Most of my updates will be on my twitter. So those of you who tweet, you can follow me at http://twitter.com/spicedogs. I will still update here, anyway. It just may not be as often.

Thank you. Thank you for being here for me.

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