TM, an update?

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by Fran, Mar 11, 2007.

  1. Fran

    Fran Former Site Owner

    <span style='font-size: 11pt'>I know you are close to your grandmother. How are things going? I'm sending some good thoughts that all is peaceful. </span>
     
  2. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Site Moderator

    Thanks for asking. She has had several very lucid times since last evening (although not when I was there :frown: ). She has had no liquids or food since Thursday at dinner. They are going to attempt a swallow test tomorrow to ensure that she really can't eat. I'll be in overnight tonight (we're taking shifts). My mother & brother have gone home, mom might be back Monday or Tuesday. So my aunt, her husband, and I will work to see that Grandma won't be alone.
     
  3. Sheila

    Sheila Moderator

    Praying things go well.

    Big hug
     
  4. busywend

    busywend Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Sending good thoughts your way still. Thanks for the update. We are here for you!
     
  5. hearts and roses

    hearts and roses Mind Reader

    Adding some prayers -
     
  6. timer lady

    timer lady Queen of Hearts

    Keeping you & your entire family in my thoughts....thanks for updating us.
     
  7. runawaybunny

    runawaybunny Guest

    {{{Big Hug}}}
     
  8. Janna

    Janna New Member

    Hugs and prayers for you TM. I'm keeping you all in my thoughts, my friend.

    Janna
     
  9. joybells

    joybells New Member



    Prayers going up for you all. God Bless

    {{{{{{{{Hugs}}}}}}}}}
    Joy xoxoxo
     
  10. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Site Moderator

    Thank you for all the kind thoughts. I'm about to head back up. Sorry I haven't been responding to others, I'm sure you all understand I've been spending my down time from the hospital with Duckie & husband.
    There's some stress associated with the swallow test. Grandma hasn't been able to swallow liquids for several months and has been receiving those liquids through eating basically a fortified pudding several times a day. It looked like she wouldn't survive more than a few days on Friday morning. Now, if she begins to be fed again, she could maintain for possibly several weeks. While she's been lucid, she also suffers from dementia and Parkinson's. And now she has stroked and has seizures. As horrible as it sounds, I truly hope she doesn't pass the test tomorrow. I don't want to lose her, but I also don't want her to suffer more than a moment necessary.
    Thank you again for all the support and kind word.
     
  11. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    TM,
    Adding in more prayers and hugs.
     
  12. Ephchap

    Ephchap Active Member

    Awww, TM. Just saw this. Of course you don't want her to suffer.

    Take care of yourself too amidst all this.

    Sending hugs and prayers,
    Deb
     
  13. hearthope

    hearthope New Member

    Sending {{{hugs}}} and prayers!

    Take care of yourself too, TM
     
  14. rejectedmom

    rejectedmom New Member

    TM, Just a few more (((((HUGS))))) for you. -RM
     
  15. TYLERFAN

    TYLERFAN New Member

    Sending Hugs as well!!!!


    Blessings,
    Melissa
     
  16. ScentofCedar

    ScentofCedar New Member

    I'm here too, TM.

    When you are really tired, and you wonder how you will go on being pleasant, being kind...remember we are all here holding on, and waiting to hear, and sending strength.

    Barbara
     
  17. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Site Moderator

    Thank you all for your warm thoughts. Granny is as comfortable as possible at my aunt's house and the family is slowly gathering together. We cleared out her room at the nursing home today, I felt a little ghoulish about that as she isn't gone yet. The good thing is that her clothing is being donated to other residents in need. I felt a little better today when I made a big pasta meal including simmering homemade sauce all day. I brought the meal to my aunt's house for the extended family to have together. It seems less like an impending loss and more like we're gathering together to celebrate a truly wonderful woman.
     
  18. More warm thoughts and many gentle hugs for you tm. The family gathering together can be a source of strength for all of you.

    Wishing you peace and acceptance.

    Amy
     
  19. timer lady

    timer lady Queen of Hearts

    TM,

    Thank you for the update - I've been thinking about you today. It's been 2 months since my mother passed & it still seems surreal.

    Will be keeping you & yours in my prayers. Hold your family close.
     
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