Yesterday my mom transferred to the nursing home for rehab. Amazing.
Turns out she did break her pelvis after all; she broke it twice, in fact. Two fractures finally showed up on a bone scan.*
The fractures were the least of her problems, though. We've had two harrowing weeks dealing with spikes in potassium, drops in kidney function, tachycardia, bradycardia, "afib," elevated white blood cells (2 episodes), an unexplained bout of extreme abdominal pain, and a memorable episode of apparent heart failure.
All this along with extreme pain, which my mom rated '9' on a scale of 1 to 10 when someone finally asked. The pain prevented my mom from sitting up, standing, or walking, all of which she critically needed to do.
And now she's in rehab.
* When my mom's primary care physician called to report the results, he said, "Sometimes the primary care physician is right."