For the past several years, our Fourth of July’s have been a mixture of boating, sunshine, and fireworks on the lake. This year, however, we spent our Holiday talking to doctors and visiting care facilities after my sweet 93 year old Grandma fell and broke her hip.
Three: the number of places she broke the top of her femur bone. Fortunately, the position of the breaks were such that she didn’t need a full hip replacement. The orthopedic surgeons opted to place 1 rod and several pins into her leg to secure her broken joint area.
I’m so glad to report that Grandma is making wonderful progress. In fact, she walked across the hospital room the day after surgery! I so admire her strength and determination. On July 4th, we moved her to a rehab facility where she will spend the next few weeks receiving an intense dose of physical therapy.
One of my favorite generational pics from Olivia’s first birthday:
I’ve been taking Olivia up to visit daily- Grandma adores seeing her. So much so, that she insisted that we place Olivia on her lap as she was wheeled down the hallway to dinner. We ever so gently placed our very active toddler on her non-broken leg and held our breath! I think my whole family was braced to immediately swoop in if our baby moved an inch. Guess what? Olivia leaned back, enjoyed the ride, and didn’t move a muscle!
How was your July 4th? My Mom surprised us over the weekend with this festive package filled with a few yummy treats:
…and some dear friends delivered a food care package with a darling July 4th themed cake: