2009-11-12 / Local & State

Pittsburgh Woman, 88, Rescued After Bedside Fall

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pittsburgh police say an 88-year-old woman’s godson was a godsend.

Police say the woman, Florence Dziekonski (jee-KON’- skee) fell out of bed Tuesday and couldn’t get up until her godson found her Sunday when he came to take her grocery shopping.

Police say for five days the woman drank only water that she kept at her bedside. She was taken to UPMC Mercy hospital in stable condition with injuries to her back and neck.

Police say the woman’s godson heard banging inside the house when he arrived about noon Sunday. He had to break a window to get into the home and help the woman.

Police have referred the woman to the Allegheny County Area Agency on Aging because they say she lived in deplorable conditions.

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