This week's report from the Heartland Care was good. Mom walks behind her wheelchair and moves about in her room independently. She plays Bingo and has won...twice. We got there Friday evening by 7:45...and even tho' she was ready for bed, she was game to give Scott a tour of the Home. A favorite for many residents is the Old Fashioned Soda Shoppe.
We had permission to take Mom for a ride to look at all the water around Devils Lake and Churchs Ferry. The water levels are at a new record high. Many roads in Ramsey and Benson counties are closed.
This is where we lived until I was 14 years old.
(And, no...despite rumors...
the house is not haunted and nothing tragic happened there.
...and, Mom has a sharp memory!)
See the large window on the first floor there...that was my bedroom.
Mom and I have many fond memories here.
This is the road leading to the driveway from the East...
the water level is so high that not only the road, but the bridge is also under water.
(I took a lot of water pictures and will share more on another day.)
We were out for only 3 hours. Mom was thirsty, cold, and tired after our trip.
She had a rest in the afternoon.
Right before dinner, she lost her balance and fell in the bathroom.
That's right...she fell.
She did bump her head on the wall, but it could have been much worse.
No bones were broken. The nurses are going to monitor her closely.
She also had a fever, so she had her dinner tray brought to her room.
I called when we got home to learn that her temperature was back to normal and she was resting well.
I hope this is just a minor set-back and she is back to making progress again by tomorrow.