I always have to get my mother ready for her doctor appointments at least two hours prior to her appointment to have her there on time, and we live only 15 minutes away from her doctor... with that being hard enough, as we were getting ready to leave, she falls as we are going out the door!! My mother is lying on the porch in a position that I just knew had broken her hip or back! She is screaming in pain. All that I could do was lay with her on the porch for a few minutes, as I fell as well, trying to catch her fall. I made it to my feet to get my cell phone to call 911. As I waited for the ambulance to arrive, I called my sister to tell her what happened... I could barely talk through my crying and being so upset and scared! Well... long story short, my mother made it to the hospital, had x-rays and scans...Thank God, she had no fractures or any broken bones! She is using her walker to walk now, but I am so scared she will fall again, for this has been her third fall in less than 2 months.