Monday, January 19, 2009

Can You Spare Another Prayer or Two?

My grandfather went into the hospital yesterday and is in ICU with an infection and a breathing tube. Before this happened he told my mom he'd been dreaming of everybody, all the dead relatives. The doctors & nurses keep him sedated because he keeps trying to pull the tube out of his throat. I kept myself pulled together while I was on the phone with my mom, but then one of my brothers called to see what was going on (he hadn't been able to get in touch with our parents) and I started bawling. I'm okay now, just in limbo again, waiting for the phone to ring and for my mom to tell me it's over. My mom's tired. My heart hurts.

11 comments:

Kerry Blaisdell said...

I'm so sorry! Lots of thoughts and prayers heading your way, and also to your family. ::hugs::

Cat Schield said...

Oh, big hugs. What a hard time for you and your family.

TJ Brown said...

Huge hugs. I sympathize with how you're feeling.
Teri

Avery Beck said...

Hugs, Lexi. That sounds similar to what my grandfather (and family) went through before he passed away. Prayers coming your way.

Lexi said...

Thanks, ladies. Your support means a lot.

Susye said...

Sorry to hear this, Lexi. Sending prayers and good vibes your way.

Courtney said...

So sorry to hear this. Lots of hugs and prayers your way.

Kit Frazier said...

Oh, Lex, my prayers are with you and your family.

Cindy Procter-King said...

Oh, Lexi, I know JUST how you feel. My grandfather died 3 years ago. It's heartbreaking, even when they're of a very advanced age and have lived wonderful lives.

Thinking of you...

Monica said...

I am here for you. Perhaps one of my "dead relatives", Rev. Stanley Jordan Keach, is around ...

Monica said...

Oh, I have to comment on the "word verification" that just came up -- "stante" I wish that I could cut and paste it for proof. You'll just have to believe me.

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