When I wrote this below my grandma had come out of surgery just a few days prior and was having some pain and "typical" complications from surgery. I had no idea what was to come. She ended up in ICU, ended up with a aspirated pneumonia, ended up with a feeding tube and with a much longer hospital stay then anticipated all before ending up at home with the requirement of 24/7 care. The good news is she is home, she is healing, she is improving every day and yesterday the feeding tube was removed along with her being able to take off the oxygen. She has a battle ahead, but I am grateful for the steps she has taken forward as the doctor made it clear on the day we left the hospital that we could have lost her. If you are interested you can read more about her progress at:
Thank you for all your prayers and support. For weeks we were passing the kids around, scrabbling to figure out day to day (even hour to hour at times) and have literally had a hard time thinking past the hospital, past Grandma. I appreciate all those who helped us get through the last few weeks; we could not have done it all without you.
On a side note... the girls and I had an outing to the Glass Museum the day before Grandma's surgery and last Saturday our family was able to spend the day together... we went out to the Olympic Game Farm which was super fun. I will try to update with some of those fun pictures soon!!!
Mother's Day 2008 Grandma Connie, Me, Mom (Valerie)
As I currently type all these overdue posts, I come with one post most important. I am asking that you lift up my Grandma Connie in prayer. Wednesday she has a major surgery that confirmed she has ovarian cancer. She has had a very long, painful, frustrating few days here in the hospital and recovery is not an easy road. Next week she will be given the schedule for her needed chemotherapy.
My Grandmother is a very monumental person in my life, I love her dearly and deeply and I hate to watch her suffer as she is right now. I ask that you lift her current hospital stay up in prayer... pray for a speedy and full recovery with limited side effects. I ask that you pray for God's healing hand to be upon her and to allow the chemotherapy to destroy any and all cancer that may be left behind after surgery. I ask for strength both physically and emotionally for my Grandmother and for my mother.