Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloweenie


**Warning: Sad post ahead**

I wish everyone a wonderful day and ghastly fun tonight. I love dressing up for this time of year. And no, I don't mean the slut costumes either. It's fun dressing up. But this year I didn't. Last night I received a phone call from my mom. My grandmother has fallen and wasn't able to get up. It took her 3 hrs to crawl to the phone to call someone. I immediately rushed to my parents house to find my brother, aunt and uncle already there. She refused to go to the hospital despite unable to move her right leg.

I knew something was wrong so we dragged her to the hospital. There I stayed w/ her from checking in to x-rays. Since I was the only one who could translate the best, I stayed w/ her till they checked her into a room. She had fractured her pelvis in three areas and will require surgery. I didn't get home till 1 am completely exhausted.

Today I spent the day w/ her making sure she was alright. Tomorrow she is to see the cardiologist to approve that she is okay for sugery. My grandma doesn't want it. She's scared that she may not wake up. I don't know what to do or say. Not only that, who's going to take care of her after she is released from the hospital?

D and I talked about how our parents aren't 'invincible' as they used to be. They're getting much older and it scares us. How are we going to take care of them? Who's going to take care of them? Esp since D's dad is in his 70s. We're both worried for the future. How did our parents do it? I don't like all these grown up questions.

13 comments:

WeezerMonkey said...

:(

A big hug to you! Best wishes for a speedy recovery for your grandma. Much love.

Nanette said...

You and your family are in my thoughts, dear.

dapotato said...

:(. so funny, we were just discussing the same grownup question.

real h+p for you and your family.

amber said...

{{hugs}}

i really hope everything goes well. i'm sure this is super stressful so be sure that you're getting whatever support you need too (as it seems like a lot of this is falling on you right now).

you and your family are in my thoughts.

Lilcee said...

thank you girls. My heart swells w/ all your thoughtfulness.

Kay said...

aww..i am so sorry to hear about your grandma...i'll keep you guys in my thoughts

i think that all crosses are minds, but we can't predict the future of when those things will happen, so the best thing to do NOW is be kind to your parents spend lots of quality time with them. I know that overall i am happy with the time i spent with my dad, of course i wish i would have done more or listen to more of his stories that at the time i always felt i didn't have time for.

R said...

So sorry about your grandma C. :( I hope she'll be all right and recover quickly. She is lucky to have you.

We talk about this kind of stuff too. It's better that you think about it so you can be somewhat prepared for the what-if. You two have big hearts and you'll work it out. :)

Mrs. Shorty Cake said...

I think its so awful to be sick or hurt, but even worse to have to watch a loved one and not be able to help. You, your grandma, and your family are definitely in my thoughts! I agree with tater....REAL H+P's :)

California Girl said...

I'm so sorry for your grandma. It is so tough when the people we love get sick or hurt. And I totally agree about the invincible thing. It's not easy, but everyone goes through it. And we always find a way to make it work.

Hugs, dear :)

Winnie said...

I hope your grandma has a speedy recovery. You and your family are in my thoughts.

[hugs]

KP said...

I sincerely wish a speedy recovery for your grandma, and that you and your family will stay strong and past this difficut time.

alyssa said...

Wow, I'm so sorry to hear about your grandmother. You haven't posted in a while...I hope all is okay. Sending you blogger hugs and prayers.

wan-nabe said...

aw, C. i'm totally late, but you know my thoughts are with you and your gram, too. lots of love from me.