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Old 02-07-2012, 06:30 PM   #1
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Need a hug today, got some bad news

So today I found out my grandmother who is 99, bless her soul, is in failing health, and in about two weeks they are going to move her to a nice hospice and wait until she passes.

I love my grammy and I hate knowing that any day now could be her last. The worst is that she keeps going on about how excited she is for easter and coming home from the nursing home to see her family and to eat her favorite meal, not knowing she probably will not be around by then. She's so with it and loves debating politics with me recently, so its heartbreaking to know she'll be gone soon and doesn't even realize it.

please keep her in your thoughts and prayers. You guys are amazing
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Old 02-07-2012, 06:32 PM   #2
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Old 02-07-2012, 07:21 PM   #3
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A little story: Last April my grandma had a bad heart attack, she refused medical intervention and told the Dr.'s that she was ok with dying but she was going to enjoy what time she had left. They told us that we needed to find a nice hospice and get her in because she was not going to make it a month. My Grandma said they can say what they want, but she was going to make it to her 90th birthday party on October. The Dr.'s were very gentle with her about her prognoses, but very direct with us. My grandma sat in her ICU bed and made us all promise that we will laugh, not cry with her for what ever time she has left.

Guess what - She made it to her 90th birthday last October. Today she says she is going to make it to the birth of her twin great grandson's - they are due May 1.....I believe her.

That 30 days has turned into 10 months and counting.

It will be your grandmother's call, when she gives up not the Dr.'s.

So ENJOY her and laugh with her and love her.

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Old 02-07-2012, 08:53 PM   #4
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A little story: Last April my grandma had a bad heart attack, she refused medical intervention and told the Dr.'s that she was ok with dying but she was going to enjoy what time she had left. They told us that we needed to find a nice hospice and get her in because she was not going to make it a month. My Grandma said they can say what they want, but she was going to make it to her 90th birthday party on October. The Dr.'s were very gentle with her about her prognoses, but very direct with us. My grandma sat in her ICU bed and made us all promise that we will laugh, not cry with her for what ever time she has left.

Guess what - She made it to her 90th birthday last October. Today she says she is going to make it to the birth of her twin great grandson's - they are due May 1.....I believe her.

That 30 days has turned into 10 months and counting.

It will be your grandmother's call, when she gives up not the Dr.'s.

So ENJOY her and laugh with her and love her.

thank you I needed to hear that. She's a fighter this one. Last year we had a scare after she had her gallbladder removed. They all warned us. Nope. A few weeks later she was home visiting us at the holidays. I'm just hoping she can pull off a miracle again.

I hope yours can make it too. I believe in her too!
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Old 02-08-2012, 12:24 AM   #5
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Sweetie.. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

My Grandmother was the single most important person to me growing up.. I remember with such fondness every second that I was blessed to have her...

Wishing you all strength and love
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Old 02-08-2012, 07:26 AM   #6
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I know its too hard to lose our loved ones but you have to tell yourself that she has lived her life and now itís time for her to find some solace for her as some more years wouldnít be very pleasing to her due to falling health. So make yourself understand that itís for her good.
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Old 02-08-2012, 07:30 PM   #7
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Treasures every moment you have left with her. Also, doctors don't know everything. Hopefully she will be with you for Easter and long after.
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Old 02-23-2012, 03:07 PM   #8
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just as an update, she is getting moved into Hospice care this week my mom brought her over an early easter dinner of roast beef to make her happy before they told her. She's really fading and its so sad to see.
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just as an update, she is getting moved into Hospice care this week my mom brought her over an early easter dinner of roast beef to make her happy before they told her. She's really fading and its so sad to see.
I am sorry that things have not improved for your grandmother, it is hard to see a loved one deteriorate. It sounds like your grandmother is blessed to have a loving family. Thinking of you

Sending your grandmother and the rest of your family big hugs
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Honey as hard as it is try to enjoy every day that your are blessed with her presents here on earth. Make her, her special meals that she loves. The more she eats the better her body will be. It will comfort her and you to share meals with her.
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It's always hard to say goodbye to someone you love. Just being with her will provide the comfort she needs in these final days.
99 years filled with many memories, happiness, and love.
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for some added strength.
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As my final update, she unfortunately passed away today. Luckily she was surrounded by much of my family. so she had some love before she left us.
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As my final update, she unfortunately passed away today. Luckily she was surrounded by much of my family. so she had some love before she left us.
I am so sorry for the loss of your grandmother. What a blessing that she had the love and support of her family.

Hugs to you and your family during this sad time

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I'm so sorry for the loss of your grandma. This must've been a hard few weeks for you, so please take good care of yourself.
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