Just an update.

paris07

Registered User
Jul 11, 2007
74
australia
Hi All,
Spent the day yesterday at GP and xrays ,it seems now mum had a fractured rib from her last fall ( they didn't do xrays in hospital) . Mum was in a lot of pain in the morning and quite angry with me I had to get assistance from a friend to come with me as I could not have managed on my own. Thank god for friends.. The GP. still has no cause of the falls and does not want to give any other meds eg. antidepressants or vertigo meds as she said it may cause her to be more lightheaded.( If she is lightheaded,? hard to tell as mum cannot explain)
Mum seems to throw in the towel a bit more after each fall and gets more angry and confused and fragile . I guess she is pain ,and its hard to see her like this ,
panodol is all I can give her and she likes me to rub her back with menthol rub.
I guess like most carers I feel helpless that I cannot bring back the past and all the good times , just remember them and hope for more..
Take care.
paris07.
 

Grannie G

Volunteer Moderator
Apr 3, 2006
70,383
Kent
paris07 said:
Mum seems to throw in the towel a bit more after each fall and gets more angry and confused and fragile . I guess she is pain ,paris07.

So sorry about your mother Paris, it`s really difficult when they can`t explain.

As well as pain, her `throwing in the towel`, could be due to loss of confidence and fear of a repetiton.

I hope the panadol does the trick, pain is so tiring. Let us know if she picks up.

Love xx
 

Margarita

Registered User
Feb 17, 2006
10,824
london
Yes I find that when my mother has had a fall take her a few good week , to get back mentally, really take it out on her

only thing your think they give her something more stronger then panodol for a fractured rib .
 

Nell

Registered User
Aug 9, 2005
1,170
68
Australia
only thing your think they give her something more stronger then panodol for a fractured rib .

Yes, I was wondering if she couldn't have something a bit stronger for the pain?? I know medications with codeine in them are stronger but may cause constipation. . . .?? Perhaps that is the problem. . . . :confused:

I can understand your Mum wanting you to rub her back - it is very relaxing. Probably better than any painkiller!

I am so sorry that she - and you - are going through this difficult time. Thinking of you both.