OT: Prayers requested

OT: Prayers requested

Post by Louise in Iow » Sat, 15 Aug 2009 09:08:39



My grandpa has gone downhill quite rapidly since finding out he's going to
have to be moved from the long-term care facility he's currently in due to
the fact it's closing. He's had nosebleeds almost every day for the last
week (they've had to cauterize to stop the bleeding), and he's been rather
lethargic. They determined he has a UTI, which usually causes him to become
rather grouchy, but this time, he just hasn't reacted at all. He had been
taken from the care facility to a hospital room for treatment for several
days, and yesterday when they were taking him back to the care facility,
they told him they were taking him "home," and he said, "But I can't stay
there."

Today the administrator at the facility called Mom to say they should talk
about his quality of life, which has deteriorated significantly. They agree
that he's probably had another stroke, so the decision has been made to tell
the doctors that there should be no invasive procedures or anything that
will prolong his life. They'll do what can be done, though, to keep him
comfortable.

Please keep him in your prayers that he doesn't linger and he's pain free.
He's been ready to join Grandma for a long time, but I guess it just hasn't
been his time. Now that it is, it's so painful to think of life without him.
I know it's the best thing for him and I'm lucky to have had him in my life
for all this time (not many 59-year-olds still have their grandpa!), but
that doesn't make it hurt less.

Thanks for listening and for your prayers.
--
Louise in Iowa

http://community.webshots.com/user/louiseiniowa

 
 
 

OT: Prayers requested

Post by Cindy Schmid » Sat, 15 Aug 2009 09:25:34


Awwww Louise....I am so sorry.  It's never easy to lose someone you love
regardless of how old they are or how old we are.

Will keep you and your family in my prayers.

(((((((((((((Louise)))))))))))))(((((((((((Family))))))))))))

--
Cindy from MO


Quote:
> My grandpa has gone downhill quite rapidly since finding out he's going to
> have to be moved from the long-term care facility he's currently in due to
> the fact it's closing. He's had nosebleeds almost every day for the last
> week (they've had to cauterize to stop the bleeding), and he's been rather
> lethargic. They determined he has a UTI, which usually causes him to
> become rather grouchy, but this time, he just hasn't reacted at all. He
> had been taken from the care facility to a hospital room for treatment for
> several days, and yesterday when they were taking him back to the care
> facility, they told him they were taking him "home," and he said, "But I
> can't stay there."

> Today the administrator at the facility called Mom to say they should talk
> about his quality of life, which has deteriorated significantly. They
> agree that he's probably had another stroke, so the decision has been made
> to tell the doctors that there should be no invasive procedures or
> anything that will prolong his life. They'll do what can be done, though,
> to keep him comfortable.

> Please keep him in your prayers that he doesn't linger and he's pain free.
> He's been ready to join Grandma for a long time, but I guess it just
> hasn't been his time. Now that it is, it's so painful to think of life
> without him. I know it's the best thing for him and I'm lucky to have had
> him in my life for all this time (not many 59-year-olds still have their
> grandpa!), but that doesn't make it hurt less.

> Thanks for listening and for your prayers.
> --
> Louise in Iowa

> http://community.webshots.com/user/louiseiniowa


 
 
 

OT: Prayers requested

Post by DiMa » Sat, 15 Aug 2009 09:34:46


Hi Louise,
Prayers and comforting thoughts for you and your Grandpa.
I know exactly how you are feeling.
--
Di
I'm creative!  You can't expect me to be neat too.
Vic Australia
To reply please remove # in email address.


Quote:
> My grandpa has gone downhill quite rapidly since finding out he's going to
> have to be moved from the long-term care facility he's currently in due to
> the fact it's closing. He's had nosebleeds almost every day for the last
> week (they've had to cauterize to stop the bleeding), and he's been rather
> lethargic. They determined he has a UTI, which usually causes him to
> become rather grouchy, but this time, he just hasn't reacted at all. He
> had been taken from the care facility to a hospital room for treatment for
> several days, and yesterday when they were taking him back to the care
> facility, they told him they were taking him "home," and he said, "But I
> can't stay there."

> Today the administrator at the facility called Mom to say they should talk
> about his quality of life, which has deteriorated significantly. They
> agree that he's probably had another stroke, so the decision has been made
> to tell the doctors that there should be no invasive procedures or
> anything that will prolong his life. They'll do what can be done, though,
> to keep him comfortable.

> Please keep him in your prayers that he doesn't linger and he's pain free.
> He's been ready to join Grandma for a long time, but I guess it just
> hasn't been his time. Now that it is, it's so painful to think of life
> without him. I know it's the best thing for him and I'm lucky to have had
> him in my life for all this time (not many 59-year-olds still have their
> grandpa!), but that doesn't make it hurt less.

> Thanks for listening and for your prayers.
> --
> Louise in Iowa

> http://community.webshots.com/user/louiseiniowa

 
 
 

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Post by Polly Esthe » Sat, 15 Aug 2009 10:08:21


So very, very sorry, Louise.  We'll be holding you and your beloved Grandpa
close in our heart and up in our prayers.  hugs, Polly

"DiMa" > Hi Louise,

Quote:
> Prayers and comforting thoughts for you and your Grandpa.
> I know exactly how you are feeling.
> --
> Di
> I'm creative!  You can't expect me to be neat too.
> Vic Australia
> To reply please remove # in email address.
> "Louise in Iowa" <wrote>> My grandpa has gone downhill quite rapidly since
> finding out he's going to
>> have to be moved from the long-term care facility he's currently in due
>> to the fact it's closing. He's had nosebleeds almost every day for the
>> last week (they've had to cauterize to stop the bleeding), and he's been
>> rather lethargic. They determined he has a UTI, which usually causes him
>> to become rather grouchy, but this time, he just hasn't reacted at all.
>> He had been taken from the care facility to a hospital room for treatment
>> for several days, and yesterday when they were taking him back to the
>> care facility, they told him they were taking him "home," and he said,
>> "But I can't stay there."

>> Today the administrator at the facility called Mom to say they should
>> talk about his quality of life, which has deteriorated significantly.
>> They agree that he's probably had another stroke, so the decision has
>> been made to tell the doctors that there should be no invasive procedures
>> or anything that will prolong his life. They'll do what can be done,
>> though, to keep him comfortable.

>> Please keep him in your prayers that he doesn't linger and he's pain
>> free. He's been ready to join Grandma for a long time, but I guess it
>> just hasn't been his time. Now that it is, it's so painful to think of
>> life without him. I know it's the best thing for him and I'm lucky to
>> have had him in my life for all this time (not many 59-year-olds still
>> have their grandpa!), but that doesn't make it hurt less.

>> Thanks for listening and for your prayers.

 
 
 

OT: Prayers requested

Post by dealer8 » Sat, 15 Aug 2009 10:24:23



Quote:
> So very, very sorry, Louise. ?We'll be holding you and your beloved Grandpa
> close in our heart and up in our prayers. ?hugs, Polly

> "DiMa" > Hi Louise,

> > Prayers and comforting thoughts for you and your Grandpa.
> > I know exactly how you are feeling.
> > --
> > Di
> > I'm creative! ?You can't expect me to be neat too.
> > Vic Australia
> > To reply please remove # in email address.
> > "Louise in Iowa" <wrote>> My grandpa has gone downhill quite rapidly since
> > finding out he's going to
> >> have to be moved from the long-term care facility he's currently in due
> >> to the fact it's closing. He's had nosebleeds almost every day for the
> >> last week (they've had to cauterize to stop the bleeding), and he's been
> >> rather lethargic. They determined he has a UTI, which usually causes him
> >> to become rather grouchy, but this time, he just hasn't reacted at all.
> >> He had been taken from the care facility to a hospital room for treatment
> >> for several days, and yesterday when they were taking him back to the
> >> care facility, they told him they were taking him "home," and he said,
> >> "But I can't stay there."

> >> Today the administrator at the facility called Mom to say they should
> >> talk about his quality of life, which has deteriorated significantly.
> >> They agree that he's probably had another stroke, so the decision has
> >> been made to tell the doctors that there should be no invasive procedures
> >> or anything that will prolong his life. They'll do what can be done,
> >> though, to keep him comfortable.

> >> Please keep him in your prayers that he doesn't linger and he's pain
> >> free. He's been ready to join Grandma for a long time, but I guess it
> >> just hasn't been his time. Now that it is, it's so painful to think of
> >> life without him. I know it's the best thing for him and I'm lucky to
> >> have had him in my life for all this time (not many 59-year-olds still
> >> have their grandpa!), but that doesn't make it hurt less.

> >> Thanks for listening and for your prayers.- Hide quoted text -

> - Show quoted text -

Prayers for your Grandpa and all the family going up...I know how
difficult this is as I'm dealing with similar situations.  Donna
 
 
 

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Post by Michelle C » Sat, 15 Aug 2009 10:56:19


Quote:

> My grandpa has gone downhill quite rapidly since finding out he's going to
> have to be moved from the long-term care facility he's currently in due to
> the fact it's closing. He's had nosebleeds almost every day for the last
> week (they've had to cauterize to stop the bleeding), and he's been rather
> lethargic. They determined he has a UTI, which usually causes him to become
> rather grouchy, but this time, he just hasn't reacted at all. He had been
> taken from the care facility to a hospital room for treatment for several
> days, and yesterday when they were taking him back to the care facility,
> they told him they were taking him "home," and he said, "But I can't stay
> there."

> Today the administrator at the facility called Mom to say they should talk
> about his quality of life, which has deteriorated significantly. They agree
> that he's probably had another stroke, so the decision has been made to tell
> the doctors that there should be no invasive procedures or anything that
> will prolong his life. They'll do what can be done, though, to keep him
> comfortable.

> Please keep him in your prayers that he doesn't linger and he's pain free.
> He's been ready to join Grandma for a long time, but I guess it just hasn't
> been his time. Now that it is, it's so painful to think of life without him.
> I know it's the best thing for him and I'm lucky to have had him in my life
> for all this time (not many 59-year-olds still have their grandpa!), but
> that doesn't make it hurt less.

> Thanks for listening and for your prayers.

(((((((((((Louise)))))))))))))

I hope your grandpa's passing will be swift and painless.

Best regards,
Michelle in Nevada

 
 
 

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Post by Gen » Sat, 15 Aug 2009 11:03:30


Hugs and good vibes coming from Ohio.
Gen



Quote:
> My grandpa has gone downhill quite rapidly since finding out he's going to
> have to be moved from the long-term care facility he's currently in due to
> the fact it's closing. He's had nosebleeds almost every day for the last
> week (they've had to cauterize to stop the bleeding), and he's been rather
> lethargic. They determined he has a UTI, which usually causes him to
> become rather grouchy, but this time, he just hasn't reacted at all. He
> had been taken from the care facility to a hospital room for treatment for
> several days, and yesterday when they were taking him back to the care
> facility, they told him they were taking him "home," and he said, "But I
> can't stay there."

> Today the administrator at the facility called Mom to say they should talk
> about his quality of life, which has deteriorated significantly. They
> agree that he's probably had another stroke, so the decision has been made
> to tell the doctors that there should be no invasive procedures or
> anything that will prolong his life. They'll do what can be done, though,
> to keep him comfortable.

> Please keep him in your prayers that he doesn't linger and he's pain free.
> He's been ready to join Grandma for a long time, but I guess it just
> hasn't been his time. Now that it is, it's so painful to think of life
> without him. I know it's the best thing for him and I'm lucky to have had
> him in my life for all this time (not many 59-year-olds still have their
> grandpa!), but that doesn't make it hurt less.

> Thanks for listening and for your prayers.
> --
> Louise in Iowa

> http://community.webshots.com/user/louiseiniowa

 
 
 

OT: Prayers requested

Post by Joann » Sat, 15 Aug 2009 13:17:58


Prayers coming. It's always hard to lose those we love. But I believe
they remain to watch over us until it's our time. You are right that you
are so blessed to have had him this long. Both sets of my grandparents
died when I was young so I barely remember one grandpa and that's it. I
wish I would have had to chance to get to know them. People say I'm like
my grandmother but I really don't know. May he go in peace when it's
time and pain free.
Take Care
Joanna
Quote:

> My grandpa has gone downhill quite rapidly since finding out he's going to
> have to be moved from the long-term care facility he's currently in due to
> the fact it's closing. He's had nosebleeds almost every day for the last
> week (they've had to cauterize to stop the bleeding), and he's been rather
> lethargic. They determined he has a UTI, which usually causes him to become
> rather grouchy, but this time, he just hasn't reacted at all. He had been
> taken from the care facility to a hospital room for treatment for several
> days, and yesterday when they were taking him back to the care facility,
> they told him they were taking him "home," and he said, "But I can't stay
> there."

> Today the administrator at the facility called Mom to say they should talk
> about his quality of life, which has deteriorated significantly. They agree
> that he's probably had another stroke, so the decision has been made to tell
> the doctors that there should be no invasive procedures or anything that
> will prolong his life. They'll do what can be done, though, to keep him
> comfortable.

> Please keep him in your prayers that he doesn't linger and he's pain free.
> He's been ready to join Grandma for a long time, but I guess it just hasn't
> been his time. Now that it is, it's so painful to think of life without him.
> I know it's the best thing for him and I'm lucky to have had him in my life
> for all this time (not many 59-year-olds still have their grandpa!), but
> that doesn't make it hurt less.

> Thanks for listening and for your prayers.

 
 
 

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Post by KJ » Sat, 15 Aug 2009 13:38:04


I hope he can be comfortable and content in this last chapter of his life.
You are so right....not many people our age have our grandparents.  Best
wishes to you all....

--
Kathyl (KJ)
remove "nospam" before mchsi
http://community.webshots.com/user/kathylquiltz


Quote:
> My grandpa has gone downhill quite rapidly since finding out he's going to
> have to be moved from the long-term care facility he's currently in due to
> the fact it's closing. He's had nosebleeds almost every day for the last
> week (they've had to cauterize to stop the bleeding), and he's been rather
> lethargic. They determined he has a UTI, which usually causes him to
> become rather grouchy, but this time, he just hasn't reacted at all. He
> had been taken from the care facility to a hospital room for treatment for
> several days, and yesterday when they were taking him back to the care
> facility, they told him they were taking him "home," and he said, "But I
> can't stay there."

> Today the administrator at the facility called Mom to say they should talk
> about his quality of life, which has deteriorated significantly. They
> agree that he's probably had another stroke, so the decision has been made
> to tell the doctors that there should be no invasive procedures or
> anything that will prolong his life. They'll do what can be done, though,
> to keep him comfortable.

> Please keep him in your prayers that he doesn't linger and he's pain free.
> He's been ready to join Grandma for a long time, but I guess it just
> hasn't been his time. Now that it is, it's so painful to think of life
> without him. I know it's the best thing for him and I'm lucky to have had
> him in my life for all this time (not many 59-year-olds still have their
> grandpa!), but that doesn't make it hurt less.

> Thanks for listening and for your prayers.
> --
> Louise in Iowa

> http://community.webshots.com/user/louiseiniowa

 
 
 

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Post by Tari » Sat, 15 Aug 2009 14:37:47


Oh Louise, I am so sorry.  I hope things go as smooth as possible.  It is
always hard to think of how we will miss a loved one after they pass on.
Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
Hugs, Taria


Quote:
> My grandpa has gone downhill quite rapidly since finding out he's going to
> have to be moved from the long-term care facility he's currently in due to
> the fact it's closing. He's had nosebleeds almost every day for the last
> week (they've had to cauterize to stop the bleeding), and he's been rather
> lethargic. They determined he has a UTI, which usually causes him to
> become rather grouchy, but this time, he just hasn't reacted at all. He
> had been taken from the care facility to a hospital room for treatment for
> several days, and yesterday when they were taking him back to the care
> facility, they told him they were taking him "home," and he said, "But I
> can't stay there."

> Today the administrator at the facility called Mom to say they should talk
> about his quality of life, which has deteriorated significantly. They
> agree that he's probably had another stroke, so the decision has been made
> to tell the doctors that there should be no invasive procedures or
> anything that will prolong his life. They'll do what can be done, though,
> to keep him comfortable.

> Please keep him in your prayers that he doesn't linger and he's pain free.
> He's been ready to join Grandma for a long time, but I guess it just
> hasn't been his time. Now that it is, it's so painful to think of life
> without him. I know it's the best thing for him and I'm lucky to have had
> him in my life for all this time (not many 59-year-olds still have their
> grandpa!), but that doesn't make it hurt less.

> Thanks for listening and for your prayers.
> --
> Louise in Iowa

> http://community.webshots.com/user/louiseiniowa