Jags.. she just needed to give you one more scare before settling in her new place! Sometimes there is not an injury to cause distress. The fall itself is scary. The changes in routine after a fall is scary. There may be some soreness that she doesn't understand that is causing distress. Their brains function very differently from ours which makes it so hard to determine what is going on. Even your distress at the idea of something major wrong could throw Mom off kilter. Then suddenly they "come around" and you find them smiling and back to normal.
I had the opposite problem with Mom after her fall on Tuesday night. She was "sleeping" to the point of being unresponsive. Even when moved, taken out in the cold rain and wind, moved moved moved moved... back out in the cold rain... she never once opened her eyes. I truly felt it might be a result of the blow to the head but nothing was found. After 3 more hours sleeping she sat straight up with a smile on her face ready for breakfast and the day
If you were like me, I was so very happy to see that smile which melted all the worries but then again I wanted to smack something for all the uncalled for distress of the last many hours
You never know!
Monday is one wake up away and you will have Mom in a much better place. Sleep well tonight knowing that better days are ahead