Saturday, December 30, 2006

Normal Blogging Temporarily Postponed

This morning my mother telephoned me and said she had fallen on the floor and couldn’t get up Of course, I dropped everything and went to her house. I've been with her most of the day. She is presently at the hospital—yeah, we had to call 911 even though #1 son, Nick III, and I got her up and into her chair. I’m home to feed Alex while Nick III and my sister, Debbie, are with Mom at the hospital.

I had planned, and was working on, a blog post about Archbishop Thomas à Becket, who was murdered in Canterbury Cathedral on December 29, 1170, and his relationship with King Henry II. That post will have to wait a bit until I can finish writing it.

11:33 p.m. Update: After more than 6 hours in the emergency room and several x-rays, they could not find anything wrong with my mother. However, the MD did agree to admit her, at least for the night. Thanks, everyone, for your concern and prayers.


  1. Nick, Thank God you were home and that she was able to call! I will say a prayer for your mother. I hope she will be o.k.

  2. Hope it works out for the best. It is a common occurance. Dangerous too.

  3. I guess that's the thing we all fear most about getting old. That old "I fell and I can't get up" thing isn't funny. I hope your Mom is okay.

  4. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers Nick. I hope she is alright.

  5. I hope your mom will be OK. Please let us know. My prayers are with her.

  6. It’s scary. I hope everything goes well for her.

  7. Thankgoodness family lives close by. So glad the tests came back ok.
    Thinking of you.

  8. I pray you mom is going to be Ok. She is in my prayers.

  9. Hi Nick ~~ Sorry to hear of your mother's fall. It was lucky she was able to call you. Perhaps she has a Safety Link Pendant to call for help
    as I do. I wear it all the time as my
    son tells me one more fall will be my last !! Great teaser that son, nut he
    keeps a good eye on me. Glad nothing
    was broken as so often happens.
    Take care, Happy New Year, Merle.

  10. Mom (and you) are in my prayers and healing intentions. If you want more amplitude, go to my page and click on the sufi healing order. They maintain a healing prayer list. Mom has to agree to be on it.

    Take care, dear one. Hope your mom is ok.

  11. It's amazing to me how many times doctors just shrug their shoulders and say,"Huh, that was weird."

    I'm glad you were there to help out. Best wishes for a quick recovery.

  12. Your mother is in my prayers and the prayers of my congregation.

    Happy New Year, Saint Nick

  13. I'm glad none of her bones were broken, Nick. Perhaps that says something for her general condition? I hope so. I hope all is well for you and for your mother.

  14. Hey Nick, I had just come around to wish you a happy new year as it is 2007 in my part of the world.

    I see your hands are full.I do hope your mum gets better soon.I understand she is only being kept for observation.Hopefully she will be discharged soon and all will be well.I also hope you are taking care of your own health.

    Best wishes to you and Alex,EU.