Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Grandmother

The nurse called my mom today and said that my grandmother was dying. She said if anybody wanted to see her that they needed to come.
We have been with the family all day. My grandmother looks so bad. He eye site has left her, and her hearing. Her oxygen level has been very low. It ranges from 50 to 70 which is really bad, especially with her having the oxygen on her. At one point her blood pressure was 48 on top and they could not even get a reading on the the bottom number.
We know her time is drawing to a end, and it hurts. I was thinking about the good times today as I sat and watched my grandmother struggle to breath. It really hurt to see this wonderful lady that I have known all my life, fighting to live, but yet giving up.
I am thankful that God gave my grandmother 89 years. I am not ready to give her up, but I know she has gave up the fight. My grandmother is a fighter. She has had many rough times and many sickness come on her and she has fought and made it through. The nurses was talking tonight about how tough my grandmother is. I don't know how much my grandmother could hear. I don't think she is hearing at all, but Brooke leaned over tonight and she said " get better Annie Bell." When Brooke said that my grandmother moved some and looked around. Of course the nurses said her eye site is gone so I know she could not see us. It really hurt me to see her struggling. I also hated seeing my mom crying and so hurt. My mom is very close to my grandmother. We all will miss her so much. It is about 11:20 here, and I am so tired. I had to bring the children home about 10:00, because they was very tired and ill.
I will probably be off the net for a few days. Hopefully I can touch base again in a few days. I know the next few days are not going to be easy. Keep us in your thoughts.
Denna

10 comments:

HEWY said...

I hate to see you going though it. I had to see it with my grandmother and it broke my heart.

Melanie said...

I'll keep you and your family in my thoughts Denna. I know what you and your family are being through. Your grandmother seems like a fighter, as you say. She isn't feeling any good now, I know God will take good care of her. She and God will watch over your family.
What Brooke said was really cute.
Lots of hugs to you and your family.
When you need to talk about anything you know where to find me.
Melanie

Monica said...

Denna, You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Monica

AlabamaBrands said...

We'll be praying for you!

Lisa said...

Denna, I am sory about your grandmother. She sound alot like my grandmother. We lost her a year ago. She was a tough old woman. We used to joke and say she had 9 lives. There were several times that the dr said she just wouldn't pull through and yet she did. We also used to joke and say that God broke the mold when he made her and he wasn't ready to take her back. She finally gave up her fight and went home to be with God last year. All of that to say I am sorry and you and your family are in my prayers.

Amy said...

You have been blessed to have her so near for so long. I'm sorry about your loss. I pray God will comfort your whole family in your great loss. We are losing Juergens mom soon. She just turned 70 but has brain tumors. It is very painful, but I think watching her suffer is harder then letting her go.

2China4Ayla said...

Denna - I am so sorry, it is so hard to say goodbye to those we love. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

mommy24treasures said...

I am sorry Denna, I will be holding you in my thoughts and prayers as well.

Tim & Tina said...

You'll be in my prayers,

Green, Party of Four said...

Denna,

Just wanted to let you know that your family is in our prayers. Grandmothers are so special....Lily LOVES her Mamaw!

Love
Green Party of Four