Today was the first day of spring quarter. But I never made it to class. mother in law called about 10:30 am. I was on the phone with easy child. (I have call waiting) So I flash over to mother in law. Now often I just call her back cuz the whole swtching line thing confuses someone who doesn't hear well. But this morning I got a funny feeling and so I answered. Her voice was shaking so bad I could barely understand her. She told me that from the knees down she was "numbish", her legs were swollen, she couldn't stop shaking, and "things just didn't feel right" Now mother in law never ever complains about anything. Never. If she tells you something like that you move. I tell her I'll be right over. (she lives 4 blocks away) I flash back to easy child and tell her to meet me at her grandmother's. We meet at mother in law's and I recall I don't have a key to the house. It's on the key ring Aubrey lost several months ago and I've as yet to find. easy child is alarmed because she called mother in law back and got no answer. I tell easy child I'll pick the back door lock. We're insde in mere seconds. We find her lying across her bed talking to husband on the phone. (I had emailed him since I couldn't get him via cell phone) No huge emergency. But we are majorly concerned. We contact her doctor, he wants her taken to the ER. So we call an ambulance. While gathering medication info and such to get everything ready to go I look at her medication minder. I had asked her if she'd taken her medications this morning. She'd said no because it wasn't time. But in the medication minder sunday night medications were still there but monday morning medications were not. So I showed her. She was adament she took last night's medications and hadn't this morning. So instead of arguing, we gave this info to paramedics. Her BiPolar (BP) was 200/80. She's not dehydrated as she was for her last admit last year. Blood work was good. Fam doctor wanted to admit her and take it from there. She wasn't thrilled but was in such intense pain from her arthritis that she agreed. It could be TIAs or mini strokes. She did fall two weeks ago, too, but refused to go to hospital to be checked. But I think it is just old age overwhelming her. She's 94, bless her heart, cripped horribly with extremely painful arthriitis. She is realizing (at least for the moment) living alone may no longer be a viable option. Honestly, I think her living alone has gone on too long. She should've been in assisted living last year. But refused and was stubborn. brother in law and his wife, grown kids too all took off to live in Virginia. So husband, myself, and the kids are the only family she has here. We can only do so much. Keep fingers crossed and say some prayers that we can convince her that living alone is no longer a viable option for her. Oh, and by the way, the backdoor lock that I picked in less than 3 seconds will be replaced by sister in law tomorrow. The thought of her being that volnerable to a breakin is scarey as heck!