Thursday, August 11, 2011

Grandma Update

We're finally moving grandma into hospice later today. The building she will be in is very nice and the staff even nicer. Those of us who have had a chance to visit already have all been impressed and pleased that a bed was available for her.

More family is coming to town this weekend. I'll drive out to the airport tomorrow to pick up my cousin who is coming on a one way ticket planning to stay until all is said and done. Honestly it will be really nice to have the extra support here. She'll be another person who isn't working or going to school while trying to manage being around for support and company as much as possible.

My body has gone into emergency mode again. While truly exhausted, I am managing fairly well. Emergency mode is only ever a short-term state, one that I am close to reaching the end of. When the bill comes due any day now the extra support of the incoming cousin is going to alleviate most of the inevitable guilt I'll feel when my body simply won't cooperate.

Of course,  there is no way to tell how long grandma has left but her doc doesn't think it will be long.


  1. It's good that you will have your cousin around. Just someone else to talk to can make a difference.

    I hope when the bill comes due, the debt will not be so high as to cause you to pay an extreme price for the physical and mental ordeal you are going through.

    I'm so sorry that you are losing your grandma.

    Take care!

  2. May the infinite peace of our lives be with you and your family during this transition time.

  3. I am glad to hear she is moving to hospice care. I hope she begins to feel at peace. I am sorry for all you are going through...I know it has got to be tough both physically and emotionally.