Filthie's Mobile Fortress Of Solitude

Filthie's Mobile Fortress Of Solitude
Where Great Intelligence Goes To Be Insulted

Thursday, 22 September 2022

 2:00 and all’s well! 

Or… as good as it can be, I suppose. Pa Filthie has a broken hip and a broken shoulder. Surgery is on the menu within the next 48 hours.  He’s as comfortable as he can be, and he sleeps a lot. Mom is back to being awful, but… whatever. She’s old, she’s in a rotten situation, and she will do what she’s gonna do… all I can do is be the best son I can and stay out of her way. We are pretty much in a holding pattern now.

Thank you for the well wishes and prayers. It means more than you know.




  1. Yup, you’re in a tough slot, Glen. Hang tough, buddy and buckle up.

  2. Remember to take care of the caregiver (and that's YOU Glen).

    In the last 3 years of my in-laws life, I often felt like a home nurse. But half of my job was keeping my beloved wife sane and making sure SHE was being cared for.

    Our code phrase to remind each other was "Only ONE Patient at a time".

    Praying for all three of you.

  3. Yeah - what Michael and Bobo said - you have to be in good shape in order to provide stability for the patient(s). My guess is that, at some level, Mom is also a patient at this moment.

    More prayers today - they really do work.

  4. Prayers up. Take care up there...

  5. Glenn, sorry to hear of the issues man... I missed the comment over at me blegg, so belated apollollygeez. Hopefully you keep a tranq gun on hand for the MomUnit... it helps occasionally to hit 'em with 3ccs of Thorazine... Jes' Sayin'

    1. and where does one get thorazine these days ?

  6. Yes, take care of yourself so you can support your parents. Hope everything goes well and the healing rapid, of course. But, if you (collective you) haven't taken care of it already, get the legal stuff in order, such as durable power of attorney and medical DPOA. Dunno how it works in Canuckistan, but the parts of the US I'm personally familiar with, not the same thing.

    If Dad is on the Good Stuff at present he may not be considered competent to sign certain things, but do get them in order ASAP. A busted hip is a big thing in any person, but in an old person it's not just the healing of the bone itself. Prolonged immobility leads to wasting and weakness, complicating recovery, and also greatly increases the risk of venous thrombosis (blood clots). And if the clot migrates out of the leg into the lungs you have a pulmonary embolus. PE is the third leading cardiovascular cause of death, after heart attack and stroke.

  7. I'm late to the party, but what can I say? I was out drinking with family.

    I'm sorry to hear about your father. You did the right thing, and you'll continue to do the right thing. That's the way this situation works. No one, by the way, has promised that your job will be easy.

    Consider stealing the dog, and if your father is in bed for a long time, take the dog up for a visit. He'll appreciate it.

    Meantime, I'll pray for you and yours.