Thursday, July 10, 2008

Grandpa Dave

My Mom called last night with some bad news. My Grandpa, who has been in a nursing home for the last five years dealing with Alzheimer Disease, is failing. He hasn't eaten or drank any fluids for over two days, and his circulation is starting to shut down. They are going to do some blood tests this morning to try and determine what is wrong and how much time might be left. Because of the Alzheimers, he has a directive to not have any life saving measures, so my mom and the nurse on his floor are guessing he will pass away within the week.

My Grandma Rose is actually in Kansas City staying with my aunt, so there is a mad dash to get her home so she can be with him.

I haven't had a grandparent die since 1993, when I was only 16-not looking forward to it happening again. It is turning out to be a summer of funerals for us.

2 comments:

Christi said...

I'm so sorry, Christy. Keeping your family in my prayers.

Adam said...

Weird. The last time I lost a grandparent was when I was 16, too. And my grandma almost died 2 weeks ago.

Hopefully he'll be fine too.

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