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
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
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