365 day 66 – betty’s head trauma

by lydiasee

Betty is 97 years old and still lives alone. Occasionally we get a call that she’s fallen, and today she fell and hit her head on the floor. When we arrived, she was sitting on the floor, unable to get up. She immediately said “it’s not that bad. I’m fine, I just need a hand.” She wouldn’t go to the ER, so I cleaned her up and she forced me to snip off the torn skin with her sewing shears. She swears that it’s not as bad as it looks, and that it doesn’t hurt at all.