We went down to Kroonstad this weekend to see my grandparents. They live about 2 to 2.5 hours away.
My grandmother had a tremendous fall the evening before her 70th birthday; at first she didn't want to go to hospital so she spent her birthday at home; but when she went to hospital the next day it became clear she had broken her shoulder AND hip!
They've replaced her hip, and if I'm not mistaken her shoulder ball-joint, and she's got all sorts of pins and stuff in - a four hour operation.
I am glad to report she's otherwise fine and in good health and good spirits. She'd come home on the Friday and we arrived on the Saturday. It was good to see them take it in their stride. It's got its practical problems but they seem to be handling it well.
I made some food they can easily stick in the microwave or oven (they don't have a Woolies food hall - gasp, horror!).
It was nice to see them, even under the circumstances and I am sure Ouma will only improve from here on.