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Posted: Sun Feb 07, 2010 2:14 pm
Just wondering if you all could keep my grandmother in your thoughts. She had a heart attack yesterday, and was rushed from out west into one of the hospitals in the same city as myself late yesterday afternoon. I will be popping up to the hospital with my mother and grandfather today to see how she is faring. The last time I got an update, the doctors were saying that (if all goes to plan, and tests come back as they want to see them) she will be getting a pace maker. But the heart attack happening so fast and out of the blue has shocked us all considerably, so we're hoping that the worst is over, and that she will recover [-o<
Posted: Sun Feb 07, 2010 5:37 pm
Oh hun I'm sorry. Chris and I will send many prayers and much healing her way.
Posted: Sun Feb 07, 2010 9:46 pm
Thanks darl. Spent a good couple of hours up at the hospital today before they kicked us out at the end of visiting time. She's looking good, sitting up, eating and chatting away. The partial cause of the attack is a potassium build up in her kidneys. The heart specialist is organising for a kidney specialist to see her asap so that they can fix the kidney issue and then see how her heart is going after that. Still waiting on alot of test results to come back, but at this stage, they are saying that she likely won't need a pace maker. So now we play the waiting game, and see how it goes from here. Going to go back up at the end of the week to see how she is again, as they want to keep her in the hospital for a few weeks to monitor everything. So far, so good. The doctors seem very positive about everything, so I'm going to hope that it stays that way, and send lots of healing over the coming weeks.
Posted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 6:03 am
I'll keep her in my thoughts
Posted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 7:10 am
Posted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 2:29 pm
Thanks guys. We've had updates and she is doing alot better. They've moved her out of the cardiology intensive care now and into another part of the hospital while they get more tests done. Still no news on how the tests have been yet, but we're all just glad she's doing better.
Posted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 11:33 pm
& [-o< = Hugs and prayers!!!
Posted: Sat Feb 20, 2010 12:30 am
Thanks darlin! Sorry I've been a tad slack in the updates. The good news is, Nan is now comfortable back in her own home with Grandad. She still has some testing to be done on her kidneys, what for, I'm not sure, but I am assuming it's more testing to do with the potassium build up.
With the good .. There is always the bad. And I've seen it too many times now to just ignore it when people do this. It really ticks me off. One of my mother's sisters is a downright so-and-so, and completely selfish to boot. She apparently dropped the news on my grandmother while she was in hospital that she had put in her 2 weeks notice at her work, and was going to move out west to be a live in full time carer for her and Grandad. Now, if this was coming from someone who was sincere in their motives, one would assume that they would have ASKED first before going ahead and trying to implement plans to do all this. The family believes that both of my grandparents, despite their many health issues, are more than capable of keeping their independence for a little while longer yet. The only things they really can't do are things like stripping the bedding and changing it for new, and mowing the lawn. And it is because of things like this that my mother's eldest sister makes trips out there every few weekends with her husband to help them out with anything they need, but doing it in such a way that they aren't taking away their independence. The other aunt on the other hand .. The family believes she is either after the carer's pension (which is quite a lot of $$ here) or she is after trying to get them to change their wills. Sadly, we have seen this in the family before, with my mother's grandmother. Her daughter moved in, took over her life and home (and this is a woman who was still independent well into her 90s!) and slowly killed the woman, while in the process putting documents in front of her when she was so tired she couldn't read them properly and having her sign them. So yeah .. Everyone has pretty much put a stop to anything like this happening in the near future, but everyone is sure that this aunt won't just give up easily, she will try to get her own way at some point. *Sigh* people trying to take advantage of other people really tick me off.
Anyways, that's my update and rant lol. Thanks again for all your thoughts guys!
Posted: Sat Feb 20, 2010 4:46 am
I'm so glad she is doing better! Take care of that aunt before she has an edge. I'm not sure how the laws are in Aussieland, but we went through something similar. My father's brother swooped in and took my father's father away when he was put in a home. (He had parkinson's, and my grandma couldn't take care of him any longer, which she realized when he fell again and she didn't have the ability to get him back up.) They had everything signed away in their name, his house included, which almost left my grandma with nowhere to live. We settled out of court when it became apparent that a) the signatures on the documents were not my dad's dad's, and b) he wouldn't have been in his right mind anyway, and c) money "mysteriously" disappeared and the brother would not release where it went. (We still think he hired a woman to have his baby. How sad, the only true-blooded Knox who will carry on the name is son to someone exiled from the family. Gods, I'm glad to be rid of the freakshow!)
So yes, take care of things NOW before it gets bad. Maybe they can talk to their lawyer about putting measures into place, i.e. not allowing the wills to change under certain conditions, etc.
Once again, so glad she's doing better!