Monday, July 14, 2008

Prayers, Please

I apologize for being absent here lately. A lot has been going on, including health crises for both my dad's dad and my mom's mom. My grandpa recently underwent heart tests and has two blocked arteries. He is 87 and has been blessed with excellent health for the most part. About 13 years ago he underwent a very successful 5-bypass surgery, but it seems that some of them have clogged again. Because of his age, he is not a candidate for another open heart surgery. His physicians have opted to try and manage his condition with medications, but we are not sure how much longer he will be with us.

My grandma (mom's mom) has suffered from a huge variety of health struggles for years, including diabetes, heart failure, cancer, and more. But just yesterday she was rushed from her home (assisted living) to the hospital after a seizure-type of episode. We received a call a bit ago that they have moved her to the intensive care unit because of her lack of responsiveness. At this point we don't even know what is causing her systems to shut down.

If you would please remember Bernard and Jan in your prayers, I would appreciate it very much. If it is God's will, we pray that they may they remain with us longer. If not, we pray for the grace of a holy, peaceful death.


UPDATE (7/15): Grandma came out of her "stupor" (not quite sure what to call it) late last night and spoke with my mom briefly over the phone. We are still unsure of the cause of these incidents (she's had two in the last few weeks). Thank you all for your continued prayers.


Kim said...

:( Prayers for Bernard and Jan. And for your family, as well.

Raewyn said...

I'll keep them in my prayers, dear!

My grandparents too, are aging, my grandmother especially is losing her memory, which is very difficult for my mom and all her siblings.

I'm not as disturbed. I am sad about it, and it is hard, but I just try and give it all up to God, and ask Him to watch over her, while my mother stuggles with it. She is very, very close with my granmother and loves her very much, so she has a harder time letting go...


Claire said...

Thank you Kim, and Raewyn.

Raewyn, I can imagine that you grandmother losing her memory must be hard. I think that watching loved ones fail mentally can sometimes be harder than watching them fail physically. You sound strong about it, though. Keep up the trust!