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I got a brief text from our Annabelle.

 

She can walk about 5 feet and often forgets her cane.

 

She fell down  a set of 4 curved brick steps and a flat brick platform at the bottom which is step height.

 

Her legs were entirely bruised black and blue and she had an egg sized knot on the back of her head.

She is going to have railings put on the steps.

 

Her next appointment is the first week of July.

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Re: Annabelle Update 5/16/22

@ECBG , did she fall again because she wasn't using her cane or were you just going back over the original fall? Maybe it's just me, but I'm not sure what you meant. Anyhow, glad she is up and about. Also glad she's getting rails on her porch.

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Re: Annabelle Update 5/16/22


@catter70 wrote:

@ECBG , did she fall again because she wasn't using her cane or were you just going back over the original fall? Maybe it's just me, but I'm not sure what you meant. Anyhow, glad she is up and about. Also glad she's getting rails on her porch.


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No.  She had that one tumble down the front door steps.

I am getting more info now that she can more easily text.

The cane is new since the fall.

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Re: Annabelle Update 5/16/22

 


@catter70 wrote:

@ECBG , did she fall again because she wasn't using her cane or were you just going back over the original fall? Maybe it's just me, but I'm not sure what you meant. Anyhow, glad she is up and about. Also glad she's getting rails on her porch.


@catter70 : I was trying to read the post again because I was confused and thinking she had another fall. Just me but my opinion: Rebuild the porch with a ramp. But some people are more concerned on how something looks instead of safety. Family has money and something could be custom design.

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Re: Annabelle Update 5/16/22

@ECBG , thanks for clearing that up. I was hoping she hadn't fallen again. And thanks for all the updates. Still praying for her full recovery.

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Re: Annabelle Update 5/16/22


@ECBG wrote:

@catter70 wrote:

@ECBG , did she fall again because she wasn't using her cane or were you just going back over the original fall? Maybe it's just me, but I'm not sure what you meant. Anyhow, glad she is up and about. Also glad she's getting rails on her porch.


@catter70 

 

No.  She had that one tumble down the front door steps.

I am getting more info now that she can more easily text.

The cane is new since the fall.


@ECBG : She probably really needs one of the up right (standing up and not bent over) walker for better safety and security. Insurance doesn't pay for them . I purchased a nice one about three years ago for $375. My best investment to keep me safe and mobile.

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@SouthernBee wrote:

 


@catter70 wrote:

@ECBG , did she fall again because she wasn't using her cane or were you just going back over the original fall? Maybe it's just me, but I'm not sure what you meant. Anyhow, glad she is up and about. Also glad she's getting rails on her porch.


@catter70 : I was trying to read the post again because I was confused and thinking she had another fall. Just me but my opinion: Rebuild the porch with a ramp. But some people are more concerned on how something looks instead of safety. Family has money and something could be custom design.


@SouthernBee 

 

There is no way to put a ramp in this case.  There isn't a front "porch". 

There are 4 curved front steps in brick and a brick landing about 7 inches high at the very bottom. 

The only addition possible would be a railing.

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Re: Annabelle Update 5/16/22

@catter70 @ECBG    Echoing catter70 here.

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@SouthernBee 

 

Thank you.  I'll pass that along.

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Re: Annabelle Update 5/16/22

Thanks for the update and clarification on the original fall @ECBG.  I am sure that Annabelle and her family will consider their options and make the right decisions for them.  

 

I continue to send prayers for recovery and comfort to our Annabellthecat and wish her all the best.  I also appreciate your diligence in passing along info to us @ECBG.

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