It was a strange day at our house. I went in to check on my mom this morning and she wasn't in her bed. She has a hospital bed with side rails. Somehow she had fallen out of bed onto the far side of her bed. Thankfully she wasn't hurt but it is a concern of mine because I don't quite know how she fell. She hadn't been there long because her legs were still warm. I asked her what happened but she said she just slowly fell. I have had times when I have gone in and she had a leg on the side of the bed claiming that she was getting out of bed. One little problem is she really can't walk, at all. She can barely pivot anymore.
Thankfully Jason was here and he helped me get her back into bed. He said that he never realized how hard it was to actually lift someone who can't help with standing. I hope that this is just a fluke and that it won't happen again. I am not sure how to deal with it if it keeps happening.
Then this evening Benjamin fell. I picked him up and heading to our chair that rocks. As soon as I sat down it started to fall back. I was holding Benjamin and about to fall backwards on the tile. It was a strange sensation as I knew we would hit and I tucked his head to my chest so he wouldn't hit the back of his head on the tile. Jason was in the other room and heard me cry out. He came into the room and all he saw was the bottom of the chair and my feet sticking up. Neither of us were hurt so it was comical. Poor Jason then had to help me up becuase we were cornered and I am just too old to get up from that position carrying a crying, shocked baby. The mystery of the toppling chair was quickly solved. The two girls who picked up the family room had stuffed many objects under the chair making it unstable! You can imagine how much cleaning they will be doing tomorrow.
Although we did a lot of falling here today, we were able to get up from each incident without any injury. However, I do worry about my mom. I wonder if her dementia his getting worse. I sure don't need her falling and breaking something. I wonder if I need some type of strap to keep her in bed or something. I dont' like the idea of strapping someone in but she can't walk so it isn't as though she should be getting up. I guess that this is something for me to research.