Mom was on floor while I was changing a huge mess in pants. I went to get a bowl of soap and water to clean her and slipped falling. I tried to miss her when I fell but I wasn't totally sucessful. My feet went out from under me and the bowl filled with water and myself both went flying. The water dumped on top of her and I grazed her side on the way down. She having dementia, didn't understand and started to become angry and not cooperative any more at all. At first she didn't seem hurt other than her pride, not to mention I didn't feel so great either. The next day when she had to cough, she held her side as though her ribs were injured. The same night I needed to put up the side rails on her bed so she couldn't fall out when sleeping. Well she somehow got arround or over the rails into the living room. She may have been injured climbing out of the bed for all I know.
She at this time had visiting nurses coming in to tend to a wound on her foot and I had them check her ribs. All seemed well. I still feel very guilty about possibly hurting her. I too have a disability and my leg wasn't as steady as I thought when I fell. Again another few days later, she is in the hospital with a UTI. I'm hoping when she is xrayed there isn't any damage to her. Help me forgive myself as I am having a hard time. I second guess the way I handled her care and I know I shouldn't as I was the only one here to help her and what I was doing was a necessity.
I'm lost in guilt!!