Mom had to go to the ER twice on Sunday. On Friday, she got a skin tear on her leg. The nurse wrapped it up and all was well. Sunday a nurse called about 4 p.m. and said the bandage wrap was all bloody and they couldn't get the bleeding to stop so they were sending her to the ER for stitches. The doctor at the ER said the skin was so thin that they couldn't put stitches in. He ended up putting some medicine on some gauze to get the blood to clot, wrapped it up and put an ace bandage on it. They took her back to the nursing home. Around 9:45, the nurse called again and said they were taking her back to the ER because it was saturated with blood again. She got there around 11:00. The same guy was there. He ended up putting stitches in but put them a little bit further from the actual skin tear and also put some steri strips on. We left mom around 1:30 a.m. and she was waiting to get a pressure bandage on and then there were going to take her back. I don't know what time she got back.
I slept until around 11 a.m. on Monday. I talked to them at the nursing home and they said mom was doing okay and she wasn't bleeding. On Tuesday, the nurse practitioner is going to take the pressure bandage off and see what it looks like. What a night.