Sunday, September 23, 2012
My Grandma K (dad's mom) is dying. She has had Type 2 Diabetes for the last 10+ years, and had been having dialysis for the past at least 5. She went into the hospital earlier this week for a suspected stroke, and when the doctors did tests, they realized that she had a bunch of heart problems that could not be helped.
The doctors talked to my dad, aunt, and then grandma. It was decided that they would take her off of dialysis and let her pass. She is currently in the Comfort Care section of the hospital, which means that she will be off of all medication except for pain medicine. Eventually, she will go into a coma, and then pass away. The doctors said it will likely be days, weeks at the most.
I have spoken to grandma the past 2 days. It's incredibly difficult to be 900 miles away from family at a time like this, but I am grateful that my dad has been giving her the phone whenever we talk. I was very close to my grandma during high school and college. She was my escape, and would spoil me rotten every time I was there. When I spoke to her last night, she said she was more concerned with how I am doing right now, which is absurd considering what she is going through. I told her so, and she said that she was comfortable, and would be okay.
I am planning on going back to WI for the funeral. Until then, my life will keep going on. I have not been entirely concerned with what I'm eating, but when I got on the scale today, I realized that I was still down 5 pounds. Though this is not a main concern right now, I do appreciate that it is still gone.
Your prayers and thoughts are appreciated as my family and I go through this. Thank you.