Monday, September 11, 2006

Bionic Mom

My mom had her hip completely replaced after breaking it yesterday while walking her dog. A neighor's dog got loose and her little corgi mix tried to protect her but she fell and got hurt in the process. I just got off the phone with her and she's got push-button morphine. The pain must be incredible. The physical therapist is going to have her standing today. This is normal, though. The Mayo Clinic site says she should be able to resume normal albeit somewhat limited activities in six weeks. No more aerobics, pilates and yoga for her, but now water exercise and lots of walking. I read that cross-country skiing even is a good exercise for people with new parts. This is something she's wanted to do, so maybe ...
It's odd the thing with the dogs. We have a dog that was given to us after a friend's mom had almost the exact same thing happen to her. The dog has good walking manners but something got her hackles up and caused a wreck.

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