Around about ten o'clock last night, I was sitting here at my computer, closing up for the evening when I heard (and felt) a very distinct "bump". I processed it a hair slower than perhaps I should have, then got up and went around the corner and as I started to open the door into the bedroom I announced, "Granddaddy just fell out of bed!"
Daddy had just headed for the shower, so it took a minute to get him there, but I went on in and started to get Granddaddy in a sitting position. Well, I couldn't because of the contraption behind him, so I just kind of held him up off the floor while Mama came and got the "thing" from behind him. Then we got him sat up.
Shortly after that, Daddy came and they got the gait belt under him and using that like a sling, picked him up and swung him onto the bed. (I helped just a little bit during that process.)
It was soon apparent that he was bleeding all over the place. His right elbow had the skin ripped up again (it always seems to be his right elbow that gets wounded) and his right ear was busted and bleeding. That was more painful than anything I think, including the embarressement of everyone being there. Daddy patched him up, with myself acting as nurse. Once we got him in bed and bandaged up, I went and washed the blood of my hands and arms and then changed my nightgown because it had blood smeared on it front and back. Figures that it was a clean one...
This morning, Granddaddy looked kind of like someone had punched him in the eye because his ear had continued to bleed and since he sleeps on his side for the most part, it had dripped along the side of his face and around his right eye. When I first saw him, I thought he was bruised.
Anyway, after breakfast and doing the dishes, I got a pan of warm water and washed his face off. I didn't try to get the blood out of his ear (I figured that might hurt some since last night it really seemed to hurt him), but at least he no longer looks like someone slugged him in the eye.
At present, Granddaddy is sleeping peacefully in the sun at the table...I have this feeling that he is going to spend a lot of time sleeping today because he got shook up badly last night.
Hopefully, we won't have too many of these accidents.