Accident!

We couldn't believe it when we got the call. You've heard of things happening to others but sometimes you can't imagine it happening to yourself or someone close to you.

We were all still in holiday mode since work does not start 'til January 5, preparing to go to a housewarming party in Makati. My mother decided to buy flowers first. She met up with her good friend at Dangwa, where the best deals for flowers are oftentimes found. She was almost done with her business there and was going back to her car when she remembered something and took a step back. A speeding motorcycle hit her right leg, causing her to fall.

Initially, she thought it was just a simple accident. She tried to stand up and found it difficult, especially as there was initially pain, then numbness on her right thigh. They (her friend and her driver) brought her to the nearest hospital, which happened to be UST hospital for initial assessment. X-rays revealed a fracture of her right femoral neck. She had to undergo partial hip replacement as soon as it can be arranged.

We transferred her via ambulance to a hospital nearer our place where she had the surgery done the very next day. Now, she's recovering nicely, about 2 weeks after her accident. She still can't walk without assistance, but she's pretty mobile with her walker already.

The culprit? To be fair, he stayed throughout mom's stay in the ER and the radiology department. It was my mom who wanted him to leave because she thought that (1) he won't be able to pay anyway, from the looks of him (2) she was not careful herself and (3) it was probably her (bad) luck to be hit at that particular time. I did tell her that we should have at least asked him to use his TPL coverage to partially pay for the expenses that we incurred. Oh well, mom is a kind soul, and maybe that has something to do with her speedy recovery...good things do happen to good people.

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PM said...

hope your mom gets better everyday...

theworkingmom said...

Thank you very much, PM. She is, indeed, improving everyday.