Monday, March 3, 2008

dad's xray: pacemaker . shoulder fracture .

March 2008....the signs - I should've read them more carefully. My father hadn't been well cared for. I reported his increasing frailty to the aides, and they said, "We always watch him" A few weeks later he fell and fractured his shoulder. Nobody knows what happened. He was found on the floor next to his bed, goes the story.

The fracture was a neat break - and didn't slice the artery. But that meant his recovery had to be carefully monitored - they don't set a shoulder fracture, but if the shoulder were to be jolted, it would slice the artery and that would be the end.

The pacemaker has been in place for a long time.

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