My mother in law fell Monday night and broke her hip. She had surgery yesterday afternoon. Total hip replacement. I'm a nurse so I've taken care of these patients some (although I'm not experienced in orthopedics!) But after they leave the hospital, I don't know much of what to expect.
Anyone gone through this with a family member? I know she'll go to rehab, but for how long? She has Parkinsons, so I'm sure that's going to significantly slow down her recovery. She's 80.
If anyone could chime in with experiences, that would help me plan. We are going to take her Sheltie, Charlie, home with us this weekend. He's kind of a SPAZ (as most Shelties are), so I hope that goes smoothly.