Sunday, February 7, 2010

Week in Review: January 31-February 6

Well, everyone, I don't have much to say in this week's Week in Review. My mind and heart have been occupied with my Grandma. For those of you new to my blog, my Grandma is 94 years old and she had surgery over a month ago. We were all really worried about her at that time thinking that she probably would not survive it. But she did! The doctors were very impressed with her health at that time.
However, since then, she has lost the will to live. She is tired and was tired before that. The recovery from the surgery was too much for her to do. And it just got worse. After being in the hospital for 3 weeks, she moved back to the nursing home and seemed to be in better sprits and more comfortable. In my mind, she felt more at peace being there to die.
It has been almost 2 weeks since she came back and has not eaten and does not really want to do anything but sleep and maybe drink a little water.
I saw her yesterday and I could tell the end was near.

So, with a very heavy heart, I have nothing to report on the book front this week. I don't know what the next week will report but I hope my Grandma will soon find the peace and rest she so deserves.

red headed book child

16 comments:

Jenny said...

I'm sorry to hear about your grandmother. =(
(((hugs))) It must be difficult for her to feel the way she does, but difficult for you and your family as well.

Lisa said...

I'm so sorry to hear this, Michelle. My thoughts will be with you. No matter how old they are, we're never ready to let go of cherished grandparents.

Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

Thanks Jenny :)

Jennifer said...

(((((((((Hugs))))))))) We are going through this with our neighbour, who is just shy of turning 92. It is difficult and frustrating and she sleeps so much, mainly because she is too weak from not eating.

Michelle @ The True Book Addict said...

Michelle, I'm so sorry to hear about your grandma. I can imagine it is a very hard time for your family. 94 years old, wow! She has lived a very long life. I'm keeping you in my thoughts.

Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

Thank you everyone. It means a lot.

CelticLady said...

I will keep you in my prayers Michelle, she is doing what the body does at this time. It will be peaceful Michelle...I lost my aunt last year the same way..love to you and yours...

Diane said...

Sorry to hear this Michelle; hugs and prayers are sent your way.

Ryan G said...

My thought and prayers are with you and your grandma. We went through this with my greatgrandma last year and it's never easy.

june said...

No matter how long one lives, it's always too soon to go. Take comfort in the fact that your grandmother has been blessed to live such a long life surrounded by those who obviously love, and cherish her.

God bless and may the spirit know as love inspire and comfort you and yours.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Oh sweetheart. That's awful. God bless her and you. *hugs*

Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

Thanks everyone on your kind words for my Grandma. It's another day, hopefully peace will come.

Rose City Reader said...

My prayers and thoughts are with you too. That is exactly what my Grandma did, and I remember how sad it was. Although it should be a comfort that she is so at peace with her choices.

Take care.

Christine said...

Aw, honey, I'm so sorry. I know how close you are with your Grandma and how difficult this is for you. Don't worry about your blog... read if you feel like it to help you relax ... and you're blogging friends are here for you whenever you need us.

Hugs to you.
xoxo

Mel (He Followed Me Home) said...

Oh hun, I'm so sorry to read that. There really is no way to prepare but I hope you are able to spend some quality time with her now. I know the feeling of wanting peace for your Grandma - I lost mine 1.5 yrs ago((hugs))

My 5 Monkeys(Julie) said...

I'm so sorry to hear that...you are in my prayers.