"Hello: Can’t find Melinda’s email address for some reason, so you’re the only one getting this. Got a call from Dad around 5:15 tonight asking where I was. Said was still at work, leaving in about 10 minutes, is everything ok. He said, no. He was shaken. I said are you ok. He said no, I went outside to get the mail and I fell and hit my head and blood is running down my face. I said, Dad, I’ll be there in 10 minutes. Flew out. Got there. Yes, he cut his head open, but didn’t require stitches. He was shaken by every sense of the word. He hurt his wrist area, but not sure how much. I packed some ice and got him settled in and his wrist on ice. I’ll watch it the next couple days to make sure he didn’t jam it somehow. Just a heads up realization that our father is getting old. When I was icing his wrist, he was literally shaking. Not nervously, but just shaking. He’s alone, and like anyone his age, alone, he wants to make sure he call reach someone at any point in time and know that they are there. I’m going to call him in a few minutes to double check on him. I’m sure he would appreciate a phone call. Take care, hope all is well."
Our Dad is turning 82 in April. There are 6 of us kids. A brother that lives in Colorado, 3 sisters and 1 brother that live 10-20 minutes away from Dad and ME that lives 1 1/2 hrs away. Would you Not expect at least a phone call when something like this happens....when it happened? I mean at least then one of us could have made the choice to go be with him or call him through out the evening to check on him. My husband doesn't see it the same way. Of course he's an only child that lives the same distance away from his now alone Dad.
Am I over reacting here? Just asking!