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Friday, December 05, 2008

Nothing Like Family.....

.... OK, so I get a call from my Dad last night, saying that both my Gran AND Grandad are in the hospital. Both with heart-related stuff. Gran was feeling off-kelter at Thanksgiving, and we all pushed her to see someone about her heart. So, she did. And they admitted her from her doctor's appointment for testing. That's all the news I have about that. Grandad, on the other hand, has been dealing with his heart issues for a while now. He's on oxygen most often now, and his heart has so much damage that it falls out of rhythm. Apparently, unwittingly to me, had a surgery scheduled to have a pace-maker put in. I know that this is a fairly routine procedure. But when I asked Dad to call me to let me know as soon as he found out what was going on, he said "I dunno, it's going to be a pretty busy day...." He has stuff going on. He's got some meetings to attend. But come the fuck on.

.....So I've just gotten off the phone with the hospital. They transferred me to Gran's room where no one answered. The waiting begins....

ETA: I just called the hospital again and talked to my mom. Apparently Grandad got an infection around the IV site in his arm, so they're shoving the surgery off until that is cleared up. They ran tests on my Gran, and the arteries in her heart are clear. Going to check the one in her neck and also investigate more into the status of her diabetes (hasn't been checking her sugars like a good girl...hmph! She's a nurse! I could beat her with a wet noodle!). *sigh*


Blogger Alaina said...

I'm so sorry to hear about that - your grandparents are in my prayers.

11:17 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope all goes well for both of them. It can be stressful having loved ones in the hospital.

10:15 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you go there please drive safely! I'll be thinking about you and saying extra prayers =) Lynn

8:35 AM

Blogger Kari said...

Well that's alot to take in Steph. Praying peace for you and your family!

8:41 AM


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