Thursday, April 24, 2008

Update....


Dear readers, thank you so much for your care, concern, and prayers for my grandmother and our family. I wanted to pop in for a quick update. She is currently in stable condition in ICU and we are waiting for the results on tests. They think she may have had a stroke, she seems to be very confused right now and her speech is slightly slurred. Her enzyme levels are elevated indicating that her heart is in stress. She is having difficult moving her legs. She has an infection in her body and a rattle in her lungs.

She had such an ordeal the morning she was found that it is no wonder she is confused. Evidently she fell or had the stroke sometime Monday night and she lay on the floor between her sofa and coffee table all night. When she didn't answer her phone, my aunt went to check on her and found her. She was disoriented and unable to stand. An ambulance picked her up and transported her to a hospital about forty five minutes from her home. Believe it or not she was treated and released! They said they thought she had elevated blood pressure and should check with her doctor upon returning home.

Totally dismayed my aunt and uncle took her home, called her home health care nurse and her doctor, both of whom examined her and said she needed immediate hospitalization. Another ambulance was called and she was transported to a different hospital in the town where my aunt and uncle live. Their doctor examined her and determined that she needed to be in a larger facility that had a heart unit, so once again she was transported further north where she is finally receiving care.

It has been determined that she will be unable to return to living alone and the news has not been broken to her yet. The doctors said with all her health issues that she is going to need constant medical care and my mother and aunts have come to the heartbreaking decision to check into nursing homes. She has always been a very strong and independent woman and at 86 years old she is set in her ways. Please continue to pray for her and her acceptance of new living arrangements. Also, please pray for my mother and aunts as this is a very difficult decision for them to make.

Thank you for the prayer support,
Miss Sandy

16 comments:

Honest to Ya~Ya said...

Praying for you and your family *hugs*

The Feathered Nest said...

Oh Sandy, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. These are such hard decisions to make ~ please keep us updated about your Grandmother...much love to you, xxoo, Dawn

Wanita said...

What a difficult time for your family. My mom went to a nursing home two years ago because of Alzheimer's, so I understand how difficult this is for your mother and aunts. You're in my prayers.

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Sandy, I am sorry that your grandmother has had such a rough go of it. How negligent for the the first hospital to release her. It is good that she is in a better hospital under better care. Your mother and your aunts have a big decision to make; it's not easy to find just the right care facility, but wonderful ones do exist. (My father was very pleased with the care that he ultimately received.)

Your grandmother, being the woman of faith that she is, may just surprise us all. And we know that the Lord has everything under control.

Blessings and gentle hugs.

Catherine Holman said...

Sandy, I'll continue to keep your grandmother and your family in my prayers. It's so difficult to make these decisions.
God Bless,
Cathie

Lori said...

Miss Sandy, i am so sorry, i had no idea this was why you were taking a break...i was early to your last post and so missed seeing the update...i will pray for your grandmother...i am dismayed about the first hospital releasing her when there was obviously something that needed immediate attention, thank goodness your aunt and uncle took things into their own hands so that your grandmother could receive the care that she needed...what a hard decision to place her in a nursing home, i'm sure it is heart~breaking for all of you...i will pray for everyone...

Bonita said...

I'm sorry to hear about your grandmother. I know this must be a very difficult time for you.

In case you're wondering who I am and how I got to your blog, I saw a comment on my friend, Marybeth Whalen's, blog and saw that you are a writer. I'm a writer too and always enjoy meeting other writers. Congrats on your article!

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Edie Marie's Attic said...

Dear Miss Sandy,
I am going through the same processes and decisions with my 92 yr old mom at this time. It is so hard. Your grandmother and your family will be in my prayers. God will help us in these life changing decisions!
Hugs, Sherry

Rosa said...

Dear Miss Sandy,
Thank you for the update. I hope your grandma is doing much better.
I'll keep praying for all of you as you're going through this tough decisions.
Hugs,
Rosa

Anonymous said...

Miss Sandy,

I will pray for you and your family. Thinking of you!
Vicki Page

Creating Myself said...

I to will be praying for your family. What a difficult transition it will ne for your grandmother...bless her heart!

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Hope that you are feeling much better today, Miss Sandy. Keep us informed as you are able. Sending gentle hugs. (I am okay. Not to worry.)

Fete et Fleur said...

I am so sorry. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Having just gone through the recent passing of my FIL, my heart goes out to you all. May the Lord bring you comfort.

Hugs,
Nancy

Kathy at Shocking Pink Thread said...

Thinking of you, Miss Sandy, and your family. You continue to be in my prayers during this difficult time. ~Kathy

freetobeme said...

I, too, know this trauma. It's so hard. I'll pray for you and your family.

bluemuf said...

Miss Sandy I have you all in my prayers and will keep you on my prayer list.

Karen

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