My mom fell, now what?
My mom who has dementia, Parkinson's, and diabetes fell last week getting out of bed. She has a compression fracture of her lower back. She is in excruciating pain. She is tough as nails, so for her to be in this much pain is unbearable. She is in a really good acute rehab, but I can't bear to see her suffer like this. My dad is like a lost puppy without her home. They have been married for over 50 years. I have Addison's disease and the stress is really getting to me. Has anyone had an elder have a broken back before? Were they able to recover? How long did it take for them to get some relief from the pain? All the doctors say is everyone is differ et. I've googled enough around to know this is going to take some time, but the pain is killer her. She says she can't take it. She is on the maximum amount of pain meds they can give her. It is so awful. I still care for my dad and I worry about them both so. Any advise? Thank you.