Yesterday we had a VERY long day. We went to bed around 11:00 on Wednesday night and the phone rang an hour later. It was Aunt Joyce and she said that mom had fallen (Derrick's mom) and that she was at the hospital with a BAD broken arm. Of course, we couldn't sleep, so we got up, showered, got ready for work and headed to the ER at the U. They had several trauma cases that night that had taken priority so it wasn't until around 3:30 or 4:00 that they started discussing whether to splint the arm and do surgery on Friday or whether they should take her into surgery. Derrick and I left just before 5:00am and went to mom and dad's to sleep for an hour before work. They decided around 8:00 that they would take her into surgery. Derrick and I left work around 1:00 so we could be there when she cam out of surgery. The doctor said everything went well and they put some pins and plates in. I got to look at her x-ray then and her humerous (upper arm bone) was broke horizontily. The upper portion was broke vertically and spread like a pair of open scissors and the bottom portion was up in between the vertical break of the top portion. I had never seen a break like that. I feel so bad for mom and hate to see her in pain. They didn't have enough rooms so they kept her in recovery until 5:00pm before sending her up to the 6th floor were she shared a room that was clearly only big enough for one patient. We visited with her for a minute and then went to Park City to pack up their stuff at the condo they had rented. We brought her an overnight bag and then headed home, stopping to grab a bite to eat. By the time we got to bed it was 11:00. We are both exhausted and worry about dad because he has had LESS sleep than we have! We are grateful that we are here and able to help them with what they need and we are grateful for all they do for us. We are hoping they will release her today and then she is going to stay with Joyce and Dan for a while so she doesn't have to worry about stairs. I hope that the pain doesn't last long and that she can heal quickly. We love both her and dad very much and are so blessed to have them as parents and to have them so close. Feel better soon, Mom!

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