Monday, July 2, 2012

My Heart Is Breaking

A few days ago my grandmother suffered a heart attack. This was something we did not know until this morning when she was taken to the emergency room because she was having trouble breathing. She has suffered from COPD for years. Sadly, the heart attack has done a great amount of damage and because of her already failing health, she is not a candidate for any surgery or other invasive treatments. The only hope that the doctors have given us is that they will keep her comfortable as long as her heart holds out, though they do not expect it to be long.

Until my grandaddy died nearly 11 years ago, Grandmama had never really been sick, but without him for her to take care of, her health has steadily declined. When I was growing up, I spent as much time with my Grandmama as I did with my parents. She kept me when my parents were at work, and we have always been very close. Right now, my heart is breaking. I have cried off and on all day today and the tears are far from being over. I only ask that you keep my Grandmama, my family, and I in your prayers and thoughts.

I am typing this on my cell phone because I don't have internet here. My posts may be sporadic, but I think you will understand.
Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry

18 comments:

Buddy Bear said...

I'm sorry to hear this bad news... wishing you and your family all the best.

Mack said...

Oh, I'm so sorry. My prayers are with you and your family.

Thomas (Tom) Rimington said...

My thoughts are with you...

Loki's Log said...

I am so sorry to hear of your Granmother's illness. My prayers are with you, her and your family. Hang tough.

SEAN said...

Be with your loved ones. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

David K. Popham said...

Prayers, blessings, love for you and your family.

Xander VanGuard said...

Hello,

Uhm, really I’ve never posted something here before, however I’ve followed your blog for a long time now, and I’m actually a fan of your posts (mentioned some of them on my own blog, actually).

Just wanna say that I understand what you’r going through. Last year my grandma was also sick. So, hope she gets ok, and if it helps on something, receive a big hug all the way from Mexico.

fan of casey said...

Joe: Your presence will be comforting to her --hopefully the doctors and nurses at the hospital can stabilize her, then consider more options. I will continue sending positive thoughts your way.

RobFather-X said...

My prayers to God and my positive energy to your grandmother, your family, and to YOU, Joe.

Jay M. said...

Oh, Joe, I'm so sorry. My prayers are with you and your family. Thankfully, God will take care of all of you!

Peace <3
Jay

Caleel Dennis said...

My prayers are with you and your family. I know your Grandma is a fighter. Love ya

Uncutplus said...

Knowing that your Grandmother is so important in your life, my thoughts are with you and her. Your presence will be her strength, so forget about us for a while. We will be there with you. Take care and know that we love you.

Pier Roberto Giannelli said...

I was very close to my grandmother too (affectively she was my mother), so I know how it is. You will be remembered in my prayers.

Coop said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

Rod said...

Joe...be strong for your grandma as she was for you all these years. My thoughts and prayers are with you, your family, and especially grandma

brotherdoc said...

Blessings, hugs, and love to you in a time of anxiety, remembrance, and sadness. Our times are in God's hands, God's love is over all, and in all. Peace be with you, Joe, and with your family.

victor said...

i will pray for your wishes and remember GOD ALWAYS HELPS US DO NOT DESPAIR MY FRIEND

Anonymous said...

God bless your grandma and may he make her well again! Peace and Love to you and your family......