Tuesday, March 15, 2011

My Shock….




came mid morning last Thursday. I got a voicemail on my cell. My father called to inform me my grandmother had gone into surgery to get her knee replaced. She came out of it ok, but later that evening had some pain medicine and went to sleep… Well she never woke up in the morning. Not to mention had a massive heart attack during that time. The hospital had told him, that their was no brain activity as far as they could tell… so they were going to send her to another nearby more equipped hospital for a brain scan.

Of course we all were thinking the worse, and were on pins and needles. I don’t think I’d experienced such shock since almost two years ago when I found out about my Auntie Em.

You know the hardest part is going on with life, and pretending like nothing was super wrong. Why was I doing that you ask??? Well, with 3 kids you just can’t shut down… we had things to do this day, and there was nothing I could do for her at that point, so I was just sitting waiting for calls.

I finally received that call…. and my dad told me it was not looking good. They told them all to get to the hospital and be prepared to make a decision. My heart ached, for myself, and my dad. I couldn’t imagine…. Still not much info was giving to them.

On Friday afternoon she woke up… Talk about shock! The best part, she knew who she was, where she was, and how old she was, even who my dad was. What a relief!!!

Now she has a very long road ahead of her though… She is very weak, cause her heart is only pumping out 30% of what it should be in blood.. Plus she was 4 days late starting her physical therapy on her knee…so that is a bit more painful than she was hoping for.

I saw her this past weekend, and she looked very weak and pale.. but she is talking and trying to get stronger everyday. At this point even that is a miracle! At 79 yrs old she is one tough cookie!

So if I’m a slow about posting over the next few days or week.. its because I’m trying to visit her as much as possible, but she is 2 hrs away… so it kinda cuts into a lot of my time. However, she is very worth it! Love you Gram!


1 comment:

Our Village is a Little Different said...

Wow! How amazing that she is okay! I hope her recovery is not too difficult. I lost my father in an accident, I know that shocked, numb feeling. My boys were only 5, and like you, I had to keep going. It was all so surreal. I'll keep your Grandmother in my prayers.