Tuesday, October 7, 2008

My Life

My life as I know it changed dramatically on Friday morning.  As you all know Daisy had her tonsils out on Thursday and she is still doing well, but because of her surgery I have been unable to attend some of my Grandparents recent appointments.
I mentioned last week that my Grandpa had a spot on is lung and we were checking it out.  See, my Grandpa and Grandma helped raise me, I moved in with them when I was only 5 or 6.  My Father has never been an active roll in my life but my Grandpa has been, he is my Daddy.
My Grandpa's doctor called me on Friday to tell me that he has lung cancer and it has spread to his liver.  He started throwing up on Friday and he is now in the hospital, for dehydration, we have very little time left.  We have made it very clear we want him to come home, we are getting him some IV fluid and we want home health or Hospice to come and be with us.
As of last week my Grandpa was still doing the grocery shopping and has been pretty active, making dinner and taking care of my grandma.
My Mom, Twice Blessed Mommy and myself are all devastated, its one thing to receive a diagnosis of Alzheimer's and go through the lose of my Grandma's mind but now we are losing our Daddy too.
I can't even begin to explain how grateful I am that we moved them here last year that we have had this time with them, I can't even begin to explain the shock of losing him this quickly.
Please pray for some time for us, we don't want him to suffer not even for a minute, but we want at least a few days to be with him.
My Grandpa is a Christian, he loves the Lord, he served as a deacon in his church for at least 40 years and  has helped lead many people to Christ, many friends already waiting for him.  He will finally be able to see his mother again, and he will soon meet Jesus face to face, yet we grieve, we want him with us....
Pray for my Grandma who told me just Saturday that 58 years is not long enough to be with the love of your live...  Pray that this will not completely rob her of her mind.
Pray for our family we need it right now, we need strength and wisdom with all decisions that need to be made.

20 comments:

Penny said...

You and your family are in my prayers.

Stacy said...

Hang in there, Lady!

We went through this with Tony's mom so I know a little of what you'll be dealing with. We are praying for all of you in this situation. If you ever need to talk or a shoulder to rest on, call me. And if there is anything we can do in our neck of the woods, let us know. We'll help in any way we can.
I'll call you in the next few days.

Also, pray for Dad. He's in ICU as you know by now. The Dr. told me this morning that the overdose (accidental) didn't seem to affect him too much. He's in good spirits and says that this is grounds for divorce. He'll be released in a little bit so I'll be going back to the hospital.

JMR said...

I'm so sorry to hear of all this. We will keep your entire family in our prayers.

Mrs. D said...

You and your family will definitely be in our prayers.

Molly said...

I am so sorry. I'm glad you get to have a little more time with him, and that he will be at home. Those are very important things. I'll keep everyone in my thoughts. I love you.

Growin' with it! said...

i hope it doesn't sound cocky to say that i know how you feel. i really do. and i pray for peace my friend. for all of you. its just too hard to swallow stuff like this sometimes, so i simply pray you have peaceful moments along with journey.
with love,
linda

Amanda said...

HM, I'm so sorry for your heartbreaking news. I will certainly pray for you all...

We are THAT Family said...

Praying for you during this really difficult time. I pray God's will and perfect peace will be your guide and comfort.

The G's said...

Already praying...

Anonymous said...

I love you and I'm praying for you. Today was my busy day between kid's school, my school, and work tonight, so I didn't get a chance to call you back. I'm thinking of you all and will catch up with you tomorrow.

S-I-L

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to hear about your grandpa. You know I completely relate because of our Uncle. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Keep your chin up!

Your Sister-In-Laws sister

Giovanna Diaries said...

Happy Mommy-
I'm so sorry to hear about your Grandpa!
I will send out a special prayer for him and you and your family.
I hope you guys get the time you need together.

Amy-littletoesandcheerios said...

I am so sorry to hear this about Uncle Jim. He has always been so sweet to me and has such an awesome sense of humor & wit. I can't imagine what you all are going through. And I think it worked out for the best them moving there close to you and TBM.
Growing up without a father I know what that void feels like. And I'm just so glad that he filled that empty space for you and you think of him as daddy.
We will continue to pray for his comfort. If you would like us to do anything else, please let any of us know.

One More Equals Four said...

I am so sorry about all you are going through right now! I know that nothing I can say can make it better, but know that I am praying for you. You are a blessing just by being honest and sharing what you are going through and staying faithful to God no matter what, your witness will bless others!

bunchofbull-ers! said...

Happy Mommy,

I will be praying for you & your entire family. May the Lord bless this time with your Grand Dad & surround you all with His peace & comfort.

Blessings.

Kelly

RazorFamilyFarms.com said...

You and your parents (true parents) are in my prayers. I too was raised largely by grandparents. If you need to chat, email me and I will send you my phone number.

In friendship,
Lacy

marky said...

I am sorry for this sadness, but happy that you have such sweet memories and blessings from your grandpa.

marky said...

forgot to add that I am praying for your family!

Michelle M. said...

This is my first visit to your blog, but I wanted to say that you will all be in my prayers.

My son had his tonsils and adenoids out in August- he had a rough time. So prayers are for your little girl as well.

Well Behaved Krissy said...

Oh honey I'm SO sorry to hear this. I'm praying