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12/30/2010

Hard News



Grannie fell yesterday. Right now she's in the hospital. She's broken her hip. Maybe today, maybe tomorrow - it depends on tests and stuff - she will probably have surgery.

Understand, Grannie is tough. Tough as nails. But she's 84 years old. And two major surgeries in less than a year are going to take a toll. But there is, after all, no choice.

I'm a bit worried. And I feel rather helpless. All I can do is stand to one side and watch ... and wait ... and 'see what happens'. It's not a feeling I especially enjoy.

This is hard.

Ndinombethe.

15 comments:

quilly said...

I don't know if you believe in God or not, but I do. Upon reading this I paused and said a prayer -- for you, for Granny, for the doctors and hospital staff and the rest of your family. For many of us, suffering over the pain of a loved one is harder than bearing our own pains. Peace be with you.

Big Mark 243 said...

Man Lou, that is some difficult news to hear. I hope everything goes well and she can spend the cold winter months in comfortable convalescence with her loved ones.

Take care of yourself and don't let your concern overcome the love you guys have going on. That is going to help her as much as any medical advice or rehab will.

Jientje said...

Oh boy, that's so sad. I hope the operation goes well. You're right, she is a tough cookie. But I can understand you're worried. Big big hug Lou xoxox

Shadow said...

hey lou, you are in my thoughts and in my prayers. as is grannie. hugs..

Nan Sheppard said...

Oh NO Lou, I'm so sorry... poor Grannie. Poor you. Such a helpless feeling :(

bama Cheryl said...

Prayers for all of you. She's a tough lady but I understand how helpless you feel. Hugs and prayers.

Melisa with one S said...

Keeping you (and her!) in my thoughts. I hope the surgery goes well and she has a swift recovery.

Nevine said...

This is sad news, Lou. I wish Grannie all the best. And I wish you peace from the agony I'm sure you're feeling. Warm thoughts to all of you!

Nevine

Rebecca (Ramblings by Reba) said...

Oh no! :( I'll pray for a successful surgery and a complete recovery -- and for peace for those who are waiting.

Tara R. said...

Ah Lou... I am so sorry. Know that you and Annie aren't alone. Granny has the prayers for so many people. I'm keeping you and your family in my thoughts.

Myst_72 said...

Oh Lou :(

Poor Grannie, I will be thinking of you all.
This is very hard :(

G
xx

Loraine said...

Oh dear. Sending hugs and as much good energy as I can muster...

PattiKen said...

Aw, Lou, I'm so sorry. Poor Grannie, it's been such a tough year for her. And for you and Annie too. You are all in our thoughts. Lots of hugs winging your way, dear one.

Joyce-Anne said...

Grannie is in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs to you and Annie (Grannie too).

Holly at Tropic of Mom said...

Oh, I'm sorry to hear bad news about Grannie. And around the holidays, too. It's hard to be a patient bystander when your loved ones are in the hospital. I hope she recovers well and that your family can have a happy new year celebration.