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Hey guys sorry I was MIA this weekend, but my grandmother is not doing well. Three weeks ago she fell and broke her hip and had surgery. She then went to a rehab place and was doing well and then Friday she was rushed to the ER.
Her kidneys were shutting down and she was too weak for dialysis. Yesterday they tried a 24 hour milder form of dialysis because her body couldn’t stay stable for regular dialysis, but they said it wasn’t looking good. Bobby and I decided to drive to Louisiana yesterday morning and go with my parents to see her in the ICU, not knowing if these are her last days.
I went in with my dad to talk to the doctor. Apparently on top of the kidney failure she has a GI bleed and a drug resistant strain of a UTI (she has ecoli in her urine). You had to put on gloves and a gown to go in and see her and since I’m pregnant we decided it was best for me to just watch through the window. She’s not coherent, not talking, not moving when asked to wiggle fingers etc. her blood pressure is super low and the long term prognosis is not good. Yesterday her body was fill of lactic acid and her body chemistry was out if whack.
She is my last living grandparent, so it’s just sad. I don’t want her to suffer but know she is in pain and ready to go. Please say a prayer for my family as we wait to see what happens next and decide on what to do. Thanks for understanding, and sorry for lack of real post today.

Comments

  1. Oh Heather I’m so sorry about your grandmother! I am praying for you and your family!

  2. So sorry to hear about your grandmother, Heather. Seeing a loved one in pain is never easy, especially when there’s little that the doctors can do. I’ll be thinking about all of you and saying a prayer that your grandmother’s pain subsides.

  3. praying for her and your family today <3

  4. Joy Hargraves says:

    Heather I am so sorry. We just went through a hip break with my Nana, who passed a month and a half after her break. Please allow the doctors to ease her pain as she transitions into her next phase of life. Gramma’s will always have a special place in the hearts of their grand daughters. I know how you feel and will pray for your heart. She will always be with you.

  5. Ashleigh Dzurim says:

    Praying for your grandma and your entire family during this difficult time.

  6. Oh Heather, I’m so, so very sorry. Prayers for all of you right now. *HUGS*

  7. So sorry sweetie! I completely understand how you feel! My dad’s girlfriend is in the hospital due to leucemia and we’re not sure what the prognosis might be :( My thoughts are with you, your grandma, and family <3

  8. More prayers for you and your family!

  9. praying for you all. You take the time you need to be with family.

  10. Sorry to hear about your grandma- grandparents play a special role in life. Praying for you, your family, and her as I type this comment.

  11. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Just know that God is with you and providing comfort through this!!

  12. Praying for you, your grandma, and the rest of your family, Heather. My mom was in a similar state (different conditions, similar experience) almost exactly a year ago, so I have some idea what this time may be like for you, and I know it’s hard.

  13. keeping you and your family in my prayers

  14. So sorry to hear about this – praying for your family!

  15. I am so sorry you are going through this. You and your family are in my prayers!

  16. So sorry to hear about your Grandmother! Thoughts and prayers to your family!

  17. Elizabeth Gentry says:

    Praying for you, Heather!

  18. Christina says:

    I’m so sorry, Heather! :(
    Sending lots of love and prayers to your grandmother and family.

  19. Tommy O'Keefe says:

    Sorry to hear about your Grandmother. Prayers sent for her comfort and yours.

  20. Praying for your family and wishing you peace at heart in the days to come.

  21. I’m so sorry Heather. Sending prayers to you and your family!

  22. I’m praying for you. I am sorry. You are strong for being honest and posting this. I’m so glad you shared so that we all can pray for you, your family, and especially your grandmother!

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