Tuesday, May 30, 2006

From Joy To Sorrow In 24 Hours

My son graduated Saturday. Pride, joy, and happiness were the prevalent emotions, on that day. The very next day my mother-in-law, broke her distal femur, near the knee. This is a nasty break.

Surgery was done yesterday. But today, she appears to be giving up. She is 81, has lived a good life, and probably does not want to live in a nursing home.

Sorrow is setting in, here. But we must endure and we will, as we do in all things. Life is a metamorphosis and an ongoing evolution. This is but one phase and one stationary point in time. As George Harrison said, "All things must pass". And they do.


kojak said...

graduate high school or university?

LASunsett said...

High School.

gandalf said...

Congrats to your son and your family's efforts in getting him there.

Distal femoral fractures can be nasty, was the fracture in line or compound?.

Shock is the great enemy in these cases especially when the elderly are concerned, I hope all goes well
I truly do

LASunsett said...

Thank you Gandalf.

Her fracture was compound, she took the blood today, after the surgeon talked her into it. Time will tell, she has a host of other medical problems too. CHF, COPD, and as we are learning, her bone density isn't good.

Time will tell.

Again, thanks for your kind words.