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Monday, January 30, 2006
Where'd Big Orange Michael vanish to?
Some of you may have seen a posting on Nashville is Talking Friday afternoon wondering where I'd gone and why I wasn't answering my e-mails. I was supposed to be the Regis Philbin to Britney's David Lettermen over the weekend, hosting the greatness that is Nashville is Talking. But, due to circumstances I couldn't do it.

What happened was--my 92 year old grandfather took two falls Friday morning. He fell once at his residence in the assisted living center. The combination of having fragile skin, leukemia and being 92 meant he had some big cuts on his arm that would require going to a doctor to have bandaged. So, my sister went to get him and take him to his doctor (my parents were on their way out of town, having just barely left the state when the call came in). At the hospital, my sister let my grandfather out of her car near the entrance while she parked her van. In that time, he took another tumble onto the concrete. He then got to have a ride from the front of the hosptial to the ER, where they weren't sure if he'd have to be admitted to the hospital or not.

My sister called me because my parents have left some documents that allowed she and I to authorize care for my grandfather and his medical history..but they were at the house and she couldn't go get them. I left work in a rush and went to help take care of him...forgetting until late in the day--oh yeah, I am supposed to guest host this weekend.

Anyway, long story short....he's doing OK. Nothing broken and he's at home now. His right arm is pretty banged up and scraped. He goes back today for some follow-up appointments to see how he's healing. So, that is good news. I honestly had visions of broken hips when I heard he'd fallen....

I would like to thank everyone for their concern and a big word of thanks to Sarcastro for taking my place on short notice and Brittney for understanding. And thanks to everyone in the Nashville is Talking community who had concern and said a prayer for me or my family this weekend. Prayers are still needed for my grandfather and they are always appreciated.

posted by Michael Hickerson at 1/30/2006 06:56:00 AM | |
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