Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Yesterday was the first day of Spring. It sure does not feel like it weather wise and in general. With my grandmother's death being so recent and now Niel's grandfather things have been a bit blaah. We rushed to New Haven, CT yesterday to see his grandfather. All I wanted to worry about was how to delay jury duty and doctor/t appointments. But those were just distractions. The only father figure Niel's really known is so near to passing himself. It's been rough to say the least. His grandfather has suffered from Alzheimers for ten years I would say. But for his age(94) he was in perfect health (besides his mental condition)until he broke his hip. We visited him in the hospital when that happened and thought things were stable. He was moved back to the nursing home and would beginning physical therapy. But things got worse. He got Pneumonia. He was rushed back to the hospital on Sunday night. One of his lungs collapsed and both of his kidneys have failed. The hospital is just trying to keep him comfortable until its his time. I feel like they are trying to hurry it up though by asking if they want the breathing tube removed. Luckily his grandfather has two daughters near him and Niel's mother has been practically living in Connecticut herself to be close and help out anyway. Did I forget to mention her youngest sister has breast cancer? Niel and I thought we would have to fly to California for my grandmother's funeral but now we will probably go to Puerto Rico for his grandfather's. I did not want to visit Puerto Rico under these circumstances. I just wish there wasn't such suffering for his family. It's just weird how its happening so close together.

Song Stuck In My Head: "The A La Menthe" by Nikkfure De La Caution

Craving: Peace

9 comments:

Lisanne said...

I am *so* sorry for what you guys are going through right now, Ani. I wish that I could do something to help. Hang in there ... this year has certainly been a rough one for you guys so far. I hope that it gets better. Sending hugs your way.

foodiechickie said...

Thank you. We really appreciate it:)

Christina said...

{{Hugs}}

Jesser said...

So sorry this is happening!! My thoughts are with you.

foodiechickie said...

Thank you Christina and Jess:)!!

Victoria Winters said...

Oh, I'm sorry for all of your family sickness. :(
I hope they all get better soooooon.

foodiechickie said...

Thank you:)

MarylandMommy said...

Many thoughts for you & your family.

foodiechickie said...

Thank you:)