Sunday, October 17, 2010

RIP Grandma Ruth I've been non-existent again and I'm sorry.  This past week has been a rollercoaster of emotions for me.  On Wed morning I received a call from my mom that my dad's mom had been found on the floor of her apartment and was being taken to the ER by ambulance.  My parents were 3+ hours away as my dad was having some cardiac testing of his own done.  I am the closest family member to where Grandma lived so I took off from work and went to the hospital.  I'm so thankful I was able to be there with her on Wed.  Although, there were obvious issues going on in her brain (she was in and out of being "with-it") she still knew who I was and we were able to have somewhat of a "normal" conversation at times.    Long story Thursday morning all 5 of the boys (my dad and his 4 brothers) were able to get to the hospital and see her and visit with her.  On thursday night she took a turn for the worse and never woke back up.  We got a call at 6am Sat morning that we needed to get to Fargo (my parents were at my house) so we took off and were 15 minutes late getting there. :-(  I did NOT expect this!  I knew Grandma wasn't healthy...and I knew she would need to go to a nursing home WHEN she got outta the hospital...but I NEVER expected her to NOT get out of the hospital.  We are learning now as we receive some test results back that there was evidence of brain stem damage from the fall that she must have taken at some point between Tuesday morning and Wed morning when they found her in her apartment.  At least she is at peace...and with the rest of our family of angels...but I am really struggling right now with this.  This next week is gonna be a difficult one.

As for foster care license status....had my fire inspection last a few things to "correct" and then we're set to go.  Nothing major...just some "old house" issues that aren't up to "code".

Well I am at work today trying to get a few things done to stay caught up as I will be out of the office for 2 1/2 days this week.

Hope all is well with everyone out there!

1 comment:

Gail Underwood Parker said...

My heart and prayers are with you... the loss is in direct proportion to the connection you had, so this will clearly be a tough time for you. I am so glad that you were able to be with her and have those special moments. I hope the fact that you are getting moral and faithful support from across the net will help ease these days.
Gail Underwood Parker