Sigh.

My mother called tonight. Apparently my grandfather does not have a lot of time left. My mother told me the hospice nurse said that he may not even be able to make it home. How true that is remains to be seen. My mother has a tendency to exaggerate. Though my grandmother did deny the situation for so long that it could be true. My grandfather is not doing well at all. Hospice is setting up a bed at my grandparent’s house for him, should he be able to make it home. And I hope he does get home, at least to die.

My mother is going up to Reston tomorrow. By herself. I think it is great that she is going up there to be with him and my grandmother. My grandmother is going crazy at the thought of losing my grandfather. She has not been without my grandfather is several decades. No wonder my grandmother is going a little nuts.

Please keep my family in your thoughts and prayers. This is just a tough situation all around. And I am stuck here because I have to work. On the other side of the state.

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9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Queenie. . .
    Aug 26, 2009 @ 01:31:17

    I'm so sorry. My grandparents married when my grandmother was just a teenager, and my grandfather had handled all the affairs. It was really hard for her when my grandfather passed away, because she'd never been independent at all. It's too bad that you can't be there now, but don't be hard on yourself. The most important thing may be for you to be there for your grandmother down the road. Take care of yourself during this difficult time–you're in my thoughts.

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  2. Mai
    Aug 26, 2009 @ 01:51:33

    On one note…I am so sorry about your grandfather..and being stuck on the other side of the state..that sucks…You're in my thoughts..On the other hand, CONGRATULATIONS on the baby boy!! A son, how exciting!!

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  3. Lorza
    Aug 26, 2009 @ 01:55:42

    Oh man- I am so sorry girl. Lots of hugs to you. I am thinking about your family during this time. {{{HUGS}}}

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  4. kate
    Aug 26, 2009 @ 13:27:18

    Thinking of you and your family and wishing you peace.

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  5. Mrs. Higrens
    Aug 26, 2009 @ 13:32:56

    You and your family are definitely in my thoughts. ((HUGS))

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  6. Shinejil
    Aug 26, 2009 @ 13:55:24

    I'll keep your grandfather in my prayers, and hope that if this is his time, that he find peace at home.

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  7. ~Jess
    Aug 26, 2009 @ 14:47:29

    I'm sorry things aren't getting better with your grandpa. Hopefully, if nothing else, he is able to make it home to be with your grandma.I'm praying for all of you guys *hugs*

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  8. Infertile In the City
    Aug 26, 2009 @ 14:59:11

    Oh honey so sorry to hear of your grandad, both my grand parents died in the last 8 years and it is hard to watch them go. Hugs to you and I will keep your grandmother in my thoughts.

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  9. annacyclopedia
    Aug 26, 2009 @ 16:10:35

    I'm so sorry. It sounds so hard, especially being stuck working and being unable to go and help. I'm keeping you all in my thoughts and wishing all of you peace.

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