News at my end – While my Dad hasn’t improved, we received results today from the MRI he had last Friday. He will be having a steroid shot to the spine tomorrow morning which they hope will give him relief. He has a disc herniation pinching the left side of the nerve root. The injection takes about 3 days to work, so here’s praying that this helps. Alternatives are trying to see if it will heal itself in 4 – 6 weeks (no sign that is happening during the past 3 weeks!) or surgery which they definitely hope to avoid due to his age.
Then three weeks later….I had to drive 3 hrs to see them, as I got a call from my brother that my mom was in the emergency room. She had dislocated a rib. Got here at 7 pm and IT WAS A MESS! I will be was there for three full days getting more care set up.
OH AND ALSO, my parents came to the conclusion that they need to go into assisted living. Unfortunately they have no idea about their insurance coverage. Neither of them are familiar with the details of their health care policy. Guess who needs to take that on before my parents know what their options are? M E !