He broke his left hip. He fell but didn't call me until the next morning. He was able to still walk on it with pain. He wanted to go to the clinic but I knew he needed to go to the ER and I was right. He is having surgery today. When I wrote my brother, 3000 miles away last night, I explained how this could go. Good recovery, poor recovery, or serious surgical side effect due to his age. I got the usually lets think good thoughts, I'm 3000 miles away, no problem, your problem type response. Basically I know he feels relief he has nothing to do with this. If he gives me the support, which was horrible, I got with our mother's illness, I'm about done with him. I'll have to go over daily to my stepdad's to take care of his cats who already don't know why he isn't there. I only work two days a week but it's still a huge stress for me as it all falls on me. There is no one else.