Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Update on Aunty

Aunty's shoulder is dislocated . . . totally out of the socket. Wendell said he felt queasy after he saw the x-ray. Worst of all . . . they couldn't fix it yesterday.  It was too painful for Aunty doing it while she was alert.

Aunty has an appointment this morning at 6:30 with the orthopedic doctor. They're gonna put her to sleep and then maneuver the joint back into the socket.  Wendell said that the doctor, Dr. Richard Kimura, was a bit strange to him.  He seemed unaware of the situation and asked, "Is she in pain?"   Wendell wanted to say, "HELLOOOOOOO . . . YOU GOT THE X-RAYS . . . HER SHOULDER IS DISLOCATED!!!!!!!!!" 

I think Aunty had a rough night last night.  Her clothes were wet with sweat when I helped her change this morning.  Poor thing yah. I tried to help her brush her teeth, but I musta been doing a crappy job 'cause she grabbed the toothbrush from me and finished the job with her left hand. Made me kinda happy that she could still do that for herself. 

Hopefully, the worst will be over soon.  Thank you everybody for your kind words and prayers for Aunty.  I'll keep you posted on her progress.


K and S said...

I've never dislocated anything (knock on wood) but can only imagine how painful it is. Hope they can put her shoulder back soon. Take care you guys!

Leslie's pics said...

Hope Aunty is feeling better soon...don't feel bad, you're doing a good job taking care of her!

DNakamaru said...

Poor Aunty. I hope they can help her soon. Sounds like she's one tough lady'

Nippon Nin said...

Thank you for the update. I pray for her speedy recovery. I shouldn't laugh but I did reading this post. Your whole family is so charming!

jalna said...

OMG Kat, her regular doctor (not the ortho) said that if it was him he would be totally yelling in pain.

Awww thanks Les. I'm getting better.

Dean, Aunty's tolerance to pain is unreal.

Thank you Akemi! It's good to try and see humor in everything yah.

Erick said...

I can't believe they made her wait a whole day. Usually they put it back in as soon as possible. I hope she is OK.

jalna said...

I knooooow Erick! I told Wendell maybe he shoulda taken her straight to the ER. I don't think I like that Dr. Kimura.