Hi, Stephanie: I read your post today, and wanted to tell you how sorry I was to hear about your Grandfather's passing.
My Mom fell and broke her hip in April of 2002. My sister and her had arrived at my home for Easter dinner. Mom got out of the car and leaned against it, and in the split second that no one was looking she fell on the hard pavement of the driveway. She lost consciousness for about 5 minutes, and I ran in the house to call an ambulance. She is 94, and has alzheimers.
Mom had surgery and a pin put in her hip, and she has never walked again since then. We were all worried she would get pnemonia, but she didn't.
My sister and I have been through a lot with Mom, watching her mind deteriorate. Alzheimer's is a terrible disease. Any way, I just wanted to share my story with you, and want you to know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers today.
Sincerely, Lorna (Forget-me-not)
P.S. I chose the screen name Forget-me-not, because it is the flower symbol for the Alzheimers Society here. It is sad and ironic because my Mom has forgotten me.