Well, what a disaster…
I can hardly believe that last week I was talking about her birthday and just a few days later my mummy has only gone and broken BOTH her ankles! She doesn't do things by halves does she?!
They have plastered one (a fab shade of purple) and she mustn't put weight on it, but has to hobble on the other one is ALSO broken so she's in terrible pain.
Independent, busy, active are words I associate with her, so you can imagine how hard it is going to be for her, especially as they have said it will be 3 months before she can drive again.
I wondered if anyone has any top tips to share that could help her such as, how is it best to manoeuvre up and down stairs, alleviate boredom and keep toes warm that peep out from the plaster?
Hopefully you'll have some ideas for me on how to look after my patient and prevent her from doing too much!
Look forward to hearing from you,
Nurse Claire X