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My Grandfather


Tuesday, February 05, 2013

My day started off normal. I haven't slept but what's new. And at 8am the phone rang, it was my Mom. As soon as I saw who it was I knew. My Grandfather passed away during the night. He was 99, he had been looking forward to his 100th birthday this summer. But a couple of months ago he started getting upset stomach when he ate and he liked to eat. The Doctor kept blowing it off and he ended up in the ER where they admitted him. After numerous test it was discovered the lining in his stomach was shot. He could have had a feeding tube but he likes to eat. So he was sent home to die. He could have soft foods and liquids. He became depressed and sad. He developed dementia. And it all went downhill from there. His wonderful hospice Nurse told my Dad his organs were shutting down yesterday. Last night he went to sleep and went quietly in his sleep. He will be missed. The funeral is Thursday. It is almost an 11 hour drive or 10 hour flight/drive. I'm not going. My parents weren't planning for me to be there, they felt like it would be be too much for me. My brother and sister are going. I just can't go. I feel bad but things are are what they are.

In other news my son has been offered an full 4 year scholarship. Well it is 3.5 year now. I was wondering how I was going to pay for next year. I'm so proud of him.

I'm exhausted, I'm going to read for a while and then head to bed.
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GOGETUMX2 3/3/2013 10:05PM

    I'm sorry for you loss.

(((hugs)))

Grea
t job son!!!!

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GATORJOY 2/17/2013 1:28PM

    Even though the loss hurts, you were blessed with your Grandfather for all those years and he was blessed with 99 years! Wow! And also, congrats on your son's grades and scholarship! I guess it is always this way, good and bad. God bless.

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BARBARAWEBSTER 2/12/2013 8:03PM

    It's hard to lose a loved one, no matter how bad their health. Sounds like you've been expecting it. Remember him happy. Love and Hugs, B

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LESLIE_2B_LESS 2/10/2013 1:17AM

    Renee, I am so sorry for your loss. emoticon

Congrats on your son's scholarship - that's a great load off your mind!

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GINIEMIE 2/9/2013 6:38PM

    Sorry about your grandfather's passing and that you are unable to go to his funeral.

Congratulations to your son on winning a 4 year scholarship, I know that that's huge and a relief for you.

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TREE57 2/7/2013 9:09PM

    Renee, I'm so sorry for your loss. What an amazing life your grandfather must have had...99 years! He witnessed so much in the past century! Absolutely incredible.

Congratulations to you and your son! Job well done!!!!

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4_MY_LIFE 2/7/2013 7:04PM

    Thank you everyone!

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PATTYKLAVER 2/7/2013 7:35AM

    A day of mixed emotions. I am sorry about your grandfather but am glad for your son.

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MILLISMA 2/6/2013 6:04PM

    So sorry for your loss. What a full life...99 years. That is really amazing and you must have many memories.

Congratulations to your son! How awesome!!!!

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PHEBESS 2/6/2013 4:26PM

    Congratulations on your son's scholarship, and I'm so sorry about your grandfather. May his memory always be a blessing to you and your family.

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MARTY728 2/6/2013 3:41PM

    Happy for your son's scholarship and sorry for your loss of a family member. I wrote a blog a few days ago in which I talked about my late Mother always being with me (and other family things). I believe that deceased friends and family never really go away as long as you remember them. emoticon

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YELLOW09RED 2/6/2013 1:16PM

    God Bless you & your family Renee.
Hugs for your day tomorrow as you remember your grandfather.
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EMILYROSEBUD 2/6/2013 10:11AM

    SO SO Sorry for your loss! Your Grandfather sounds like an amazing person who was really important to you. 99 years old...WOW! I bet he lived a full life! Sending hugs and prayers your way. Lean on your Sparkfriends if you need us. We are here. Congrats on your son earning that scholarship! What an accomplishment! emoticon

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CINDYSDAY 2/6/2013 9:56AM

    emoticon sorry for your loss!

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MYSTERYROSE74 2/6/2013 9:17AM

    I'm so sorry for your loss. emoticon emoticon

Terrie

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RUNNING-TURTLE 2/6/2013 8:25AM

    Sorry to hear about your grandfather, he may of not made it to 100, but 99 years old is a good old age. Funny how he liked to eat and refused a feeding tube. Glad he went peaceful. Praying for you in these sad times.

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VITCHY-VICKI 2/6/2013 6:14AM

    Sorry for your loss but he is in a better place and no more pain and tell your son congrats
God's Blessings Renee
V

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TATTER3 2/6/2013 5:41AM

    Bless your heart. Sorry for your loss. and congrats on the scholarship.

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SUPERSAY 2/5/2013 9:17PM

    I'm so sorry for your loss.

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