I have never been more scared in my life.
I had just come in from getting groceries when I hear mom yelling for me. Dad had fallen just seconds before.
I ran downstairs and we got dad sitting upright.
He had just simply reached to push the control for the fireplace that is on the wall. The break on his walker wasn't on like he thought and when it rolled a bit dad's leg went out on him.
Dad landed on his walker which flipped onto its side and drove his glasses into his face and up his forehead.
We got dad sitting upright and his legs straight and propped up against a chair. Then the problem is getting him the rest of the way up.
Both mom and I have bad backs. I have 3 bulged disks in my lower back and mom has had a few surgeries over the years. So we were trying to figure things out for a few minutes and finally decided with dad's permission to call the neighbours. (because we didn't want to embarass him he is a proud man)
When the neighbours got here dad actually joked about the situation a bit. So we got him up and sitting in his chair and the neighbours stayed to visit for a while.
Dad seems to be fine, I am sure he might be sore tomorow and I insisted that he take some tylenol to hopefully aleviate some of the inflamation. The cut on his head and near his eye is fine mom did some first aid (she had been an RN when she was working). We would have taken him to the hospital if there had been anything other than a scrape.
Mom and I have since set up the baby monitor that we got a while ago. She is a little amped up due to the situation. Mom will also be talking to the ALS society about aid devices that might help us get dad up if this might happen again.
We are still on a steep learning curve with all of this I just hope that we will be able to keep our eyes on dad and keep him safe. I just feel so overwhelmed.