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tjmcb73
05-02-2012, 06:12 PM
Ma called a few hrs ago.
She's in nursing home of my hometown(1/2 block from folks).
Hospital said there wasn't any more they could do that the nursing home couldn't do as well. Nursing home would have more on-hands care.

Supposedly she's makin' no effort(hardly movin' & little or no eating/drinking).
So hopefully will be able to get there this wknd!!

I'll keep u posted!!

pghin08
05-02-2012, 11:53 PM
Best to you and yours!

tjmcb73
05-03-2012, 01:27 AM
I spoke to Mom about an hr ago.
Gma was sittin' in chair, but couldn't sit up straight.

wiggy3624
05-03-2012, 01:32 AM
Just went through this with my great gma, your family is in my prayers my friend.

tjmcb73
05-03-2012, 01:51 AM
Sad to say, but wish it'd happen soon.
Hate hearin' about what she's goin' thru.

Boss said as soon as I get the $$,
I should pack up & go home.
Gettin' time off isn't an issue.

Mom said to wait 'til I got call from her.

wiggy3624
05-03-2012, 03:19 AM
Sad to say, but wish it'd happen soon.
Hate hearin' about what she's goin' thru.

Boss said as soon as I get the $$,
I should pack up & go home.
Gettin' time off isn't an issue.

Mom said to wait 'til I got call from her.

It's not an easy thing to go through, lost my gma in 08 and she basically raised me since my ma was so young. At least when it happens you can rest easier knowing she won't be in any pain anymore.

Kosmo kards
05-03-2012, 04:33 AM
I lost my gma back in November and she was always there for me and I miss her to death. I really hope the best for your grandma.

tjmcb73
05-03-2012, 05:12 AM
Sorry for ur loss.

Do u know if any bus lines have bereavment tix?
I looked at a site that said buy 1, get 1.
When I logged on, I found nothin'.

tjmcb73
05-04-2012, 02:28 PM
Well...Mom called yesterday.
She spent the mornin' w/gma, but gma pretty much slept most of the mornin'.
She talked a lil, but was hard to understand most of her words.
Gma COULD comprehend everything...so that was good!!

However..she IS such a dork!! LOL
Before I continue, keep the "I've fallen & can't get up" commercial in mind as I tell story.

Mom called me Wed & said, "Sweetie, we 'bout lost gma in BOTH meanings of the word!!"
"What do u mean 'both'?"
"Her heart stopped briefly & thought she had died.
After things calmed down & she had some rest. I came back after dinner to check on her. I looked all over for her & there was no sign of her. I checked community rm, cafe.
I was panicking cuz it had been about 1/2 hr!!"

After hearing this, I was worried myself, but here's where the humor comes....

A nurse had helped her to bathroom door. The nursing station was near bathroom, so the nurse went back to her desk while she waited for gma.
Gma's very weak of course...so u can hardly hear anything she says or does.

Instead of tuggin' on rope for assistance, she tried gettin' out herself but couldn't get door open. So she's knockin' on door, but it was so faint that the nurses couldn't even hear it.

SHE LOCKED HERSELF IN THE BATHROOM!!

"Help!!! I've taken, but can't get out!!"
Gotta love her!!

As of yesterday, if there's lil or no change, the nursing home has a few openings for permanent residence. She's in a temporary rm as of now.

So things are lookin' up at the moment!!
=)

angel0430
05-04-2012, 03:45 PM
Great news.

tjmcb73
05-05-2012, 03:30 PM
Here's mom's FB message from last nite(she talks about thur nite & fri morn/aft)...
Keep in mind...her name's Lois, I have an aunt named Gloria.

Grandma had a good night last night, slept all night, & this morning I asked her my name & she said Glois, close enough for me...she ate her liquids good today for breakfast & lunch & she gain a few onces this morning, all goo news but she still is so frail & weak....Love you!

tjmcb73
05-09-2012, 04:08 AM
Dad spoke to my uncle(mom's bro). Grandma recognized & could say who he was. So that's 2 of 5 she could recognize thus far.
Her hands & feet are swelling really bad. Her arms are wrapped in attempt to minimize it.
She hasn't been very talkative.

Not enough improvement in health to keep her where she was.
She's bein' watched closer than she has been in the past.

I'll keep u posted!!

tjmcb73
05-14-2012, 04:40 AM
MOTHER'S DAY UPDATE:

My mother spent the mornin' w/Grandma. She rearranged furniture, fixed her hair, got her dress pretty for mother's day. She ate a good breakfast.

Yesterday, she hardly ate/drank anything...literally slept almost all day.

Left side of her body is pretty much non-functional.
She comprehends pretty much everything, but seems too weak to say full sentences clearly.

It's a roller coaster ride!!

angel0430
05-18-2012, 10:39 AM
Any updates on your grandma?

tjmcb73
05-18-2012, 03:05 PM
No change thus far.

angel0430
05-18-2012, 03:41 PM
Ok...she is still going to be in my prayers.

tjmcb73
05-21-2012, 12:24 AM
Mom hasn't called or left Facebook messages.
So things must be as good as expected(although possibly no improvement).