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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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