Saturday, February 19, 2011

Grandpa

What a week! Sorry I have no been around much, but as a lot of you know, my grandfather had something called a TIA, which is pretty much a sign that a stroke will be coming for him here in the future.

Sadly, my grandpa is not a stranger to medical issues; he is however, one hell of a fighter! He has been in congestive heart failure for 29 years & had cancer twice. His strength & drive is something to be admired by us all & I know if he can do it, I can face anything I am given too.

Being the oldest grandchild, him being in the hospital as put a lot on my shoulders as my parents were not able to make it back into town until yesterday. Until my parents made it back, I Had to worry about work & my grandparents. Going between the 2. Making sure my grandmother ate & that they understood everything the doctors told them.

I am in no ways complaining, as I am soooo very lucky! I am 29 & still have all 4 of my grandparents, what a blessing! This has, however been an emotionally draining & tiring week.

I am happy to say that he is back home & will just be seeing a neurologist from time to time so they can keep an eye on him & try to catch a stroke soon, when it does happen. I want to thank you for all your thoughts for my family during this time, once again all my Twitter & blog friends have come to my "rescue." I've said it before & I will continue to say it...you all are so wonderful & I would be truly lost without each of you!

6 comments:

  1. Happy to hear he is doing well! TIA's can be quite scary. You are a good granddaughter and I am sure they are very appreciative; it's amazing how many family members aren't involved in their aging parents/grandparents care/health.

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  2. Thinking of u and grandpa sweetie. So glad he is ok. Hugs

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  3. So happy to hear things are looking up. I'm hopeful things continue to improve!

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  4. working in aged care, i see so many elderly people who have family but who aren't involved in their lives - so very very sad.

    glad to hear that he's doing well.

    ~x~

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  5. so sorry your grandpa is not well...hoping he continues to impress you with that fighting spirit!!

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  6. Glad to hear your grandpa is doing better. Mine means the world to me, so I know it's hard. Hang in there :)

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