DL717 wrote:CitizenJustin wrote:trpmb6 wrote:I find this to be fairly pre-mature. Her health is not ailing. She took a spill and broke some ribs, which is not an uncommon occurrence for folks her age. In fact, she had a similar problem in 2012. Broke 2 ribs then and recovered just fine. Sure it's 6 years later and there can always be complications with injuries like this leading to infection etc. But she will be just fine.
Asking "what would have happened if she didn't survive the ordeal" is a bit sensationalist.
Edit to add: I think it's kind of gross that people only hope she lives long enough to outlast a Trump presidency. It's never enough to just bless her with good health. It always seems to be paired with, until we can get someone else in to replace her. (though not directly stated as such, simply implied)
https://www.kansascity.com/news/nation- ... 43550.html
Also apparently #ribsforruth is a thing
Last edit: My guess is she just wanted to avoid the kegger that night for Kavanaugh's party.
My grandpa unfortunately fell two months ago and broke 5 ribs. He was 85 and his funeral was last week. When the news broke that she fell, I couldn’t help but think of him. I certainly hope her fate is different, but at that age, a fall is often times a death sentence due to complications that arise afterwards.
Similar thing happened to my grandfather. Slipped in the shower at 85 and fractured a vertebrate. He was too frail for them to fuse it. Died about six months later and it was a miserable six months for him living in a brace being unable to move on his own.
Sorry to hear.
My grandpa had Alzheimer’s and dementia as well and after the fall his health just went downhill. He got pneumonia and went septic. He went into hospice and began end of life care. Thankfully, he died peacefully in his sleep. He was pretty much my dad, so it’s been rough.