Monday, July 5, 2021

Grandpa Update

 First I want to thank everyone for their kind messages regarding my previous note about my grandpa, and thus my recent major lack of activity. I really appreciate the thoughtful messages here, Twitter, Facebook, etc.

Grandpa was able to come home on Friday evening, such a relief. He has an infection for which he is taking antibiotics. I was able to set up physical therapy for him to come to the house, which will help that leg where the infection started to regain strength.

I was at the hospital daily, and I was glad this happened while Eleanor and I were home. This way I was not hundreds of miles away, relying on text and phone call updates from my mom and family.

Part of the issue is that my grandpa is stubborn, and many times I am the only one he will listen to (I am the oldest grandchild and was the only for many years. I have a special bond with my grandparents that my cousins just can't replicate). I basically told him he has to do what the doctors tell him or he will not get to go home. He knows all of this and understands. He just sometimes thinks his way is better. It is both endearing and frustrating.

Eleanor and I headed home early Sunday after spending most of Saturday with my grandparents as well - making sure they had everything they needed, helping my grandpa organize his new meds, etc.

I talked to my grandparents yesterday afternoon and will talk to them again later today. It's a major relief to know they're doing well. Grandpa sounds like his old self again. Grandma is glad that everything is alright again. I am so grateful and relieved that this was a short hospital stay and that I could be there through it.

Thank you again, from the bottom of my heart.

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  1. So glad to hear that he is home and recovering! And your grandpa is so lucky to have you!

  2. Yeah!! That generation tend to be stubborn. It's just the way things are. Good to see that he's home and well on the way to a full recovery. Thanks for the update.

    1. Just a bit, to say the least lol. We did have a setback on Tuesday, he was having chest and stomach pains. Meds have been changed, which I worry about, but hopefully at his appt tomorrow we will have more answers. Thank you <3

  3. it's great that he's back home with his loved ones...(i'm not stubborn, i just want things to be the way i want them. what's wrong with that? hahahhaaa)

    1. Yes! And you and Grandpa would probably get along reeeeally well, lol

  4. That is good news. And I totally understand your Granpa. I've been in and out of hospital and doctor's surgeries so often in the last couple of years, I just don't like to go to yet another one and do another exercise or whatever that will most likely not help me, either. Believe me, it's easier to be stubborn. One day you will understand.

    But it's nice that you could be there for him. I know all about being distant from your family, so it must have been such a relief to be close.

    I wish him a great recovery. All the best.

  5. That's wonderful news. Thanks for sharing it with us.


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