Friday, April 14, 2006

Pebbles

My Grandma has been sick for the last 7 months. We were not sure what had happen but she went from this confident, independant women enjoying her senior years(86 to be exact) to one that was reliant on many people to do normal things and it happened overnight.. She wasn't ready to be put into care but she went from bowling 3 days a week to not having enough energy to take out the garbage. We have recently found out what has orchestrated such a change, my Grandma has had poor circulation (she had Polio when she was a child), as a result of many years of poor circulation her brain has been deprived of oxygen and it has caught up with her. In early March she had a small stroke but apparently that was not the first time, she has had many before and it has left her brain damaged. She still is able to take care of herself but she will never be that confident women again. She still is incredibly sweet and loving as usual.

Although, this is sad and we as a family are griefing for the lost of that confident women she still does things that makes us laugh. The other day she was talking to my Mom and shared a though that is so cute that I had to share with you. The Doctor at one time suggested that she might have Gallstones, well she is fixed on this idea. When she was talking to my Mom she mentioned that she wondered the gurgling sound that happened after she ate was the gall stones jumping around in her Gallbladder. This is a quote " Little pebbles jumping around." We had to assure her that it was probably her digestive system digesting her food. Now as an inside joke, we ask her if the pebbles are jumping, it make her giggle everytime.

Even after all that is going on she can still take a moment to laugh at herself. To me thats confidence! Oh what a lady to be like, I will be a very blessed person if I could posess ounce of her character.

1 comment:

the salmon said...

i'm really sorry to hear about the decline in your grandmother's health. she is a special lady and i'm glad you can still enjoy times together.

amanda