Hello all -- I come to my Allnurses family to request prayers for a very special person in my life. I received a phone call early Saturday am from my father. He relayed the story to me on the phone that my aunt, his sister, had gotten up approx. 1am to go to the restroom, and fell, hitting her head on the hardwood floor in her hall. She came around and managed ro drag herself down the hall and into the kitchen to get to her phone. She was transported to a larger facility for further eval. and surgical repair of her fx hip.
My aunt is a very independent woman, and at 83, she refused to leave her home in South Louisiana in Washington parish at the onset of hurricaine Katrina. The nurse in me knows this is a routine surgical repair, but the neice in me worries, beause Aunt Mel is the person who when I was young, gave me a repect for nature, and believed in me going to nursing school.
Mel is a wonderful person, and a retired LPN herself, although she didn't work long after graduating to start a family.She is in my prayers and thoughts and would love it if you guys kept her in your prayers.