OT: A PSA for the summer because of the heat and the fact most of us here are seniors. My sister in California had a bad fall two days ago. Luckily, no broken bones and her son lives with her. Fall was caused by heat and dehydration. She went for a walk around the block when it was warmer than she’s used to, started to return home when she began to feel bad. She has a steep driveway and fell. She’s very stoic so she told my nephew she needed some bandaids. He said I’m taking you to the emergency room. She ended up spending 6 hours there getting stitches in her head plus bandages on one arm. 6 hours because they did tests, I think to be sure it was safe to send her home. So she’ll be alright but this all happened because at 81, her body couldn’t handle walking in the heat. So be careful out there, trust your instincts if it feels wrong and stay inside.
February 26, 2016