Accidents at Home
Catherine Outlaw has been my mother’s care giver for the past three years. We can’t survive without her, and two weeks ago, Catherine, while trying to hang up a plant on her balcony plummeted 30 feet below. She smashed her left side, including a broken arm, ribs, fractured discs and pelvis. I don’t know if she can ever work in her field again.
For 5 days we didn’t know what happened to her, and finally a call came from her sister explaining the devastating accident. I had no back up for Catherine, and became my mother’s care giver from Hell. But as soon as I heard the news, I rushed over to Catherine’s apartment and gave her a 32 oz. bottle of Elixer. Her sister immediately began a treatment of Elixer on Catherine to help manage her pain.
Catherine, although in no way healed, at least is doing much better. “The cream is wonderful. It has made the pain bearable. I’ve been able to cut down on the prescribed pain killers to one pill in the morning and night” she said.
Today, life is easier for Catherine, my mother and I. I quickly found several wonderful caregivers to replace Catherine during this period. My mother is happier getting rid of the caregiver from Hell, and Catherine is slowly mending. However, before you do a stupid chore that deals with heights, just ask yourself if you can afford the ramifications of a potential accident. I know that I am getting older and my reflexes aren’t as good, so I’m staying off of make-shift ladders and reaching for plants and objects that require superb balance and luck.
Stay healthy and wise.