Thursday, May 27, 2010

Back to the Nursing Home

Hey, Y'all,
Well, I hope no one misunderstood the facts about Gramps leaving the hospital, because he is back in the nursing home because there is no way that I could take care of him at home. He is not able to walk without a lot of help and then not even very far. Yesterday, at the hospital they had to put the Foley back in, so he was sent to the nursing home with it.

Yesterday when he was up for lunch sitting in a chair, he told me that he is tired of the fight for life, and just wants to die and go home to Heaven. He had very little breakfast and no lunch and very little fluids. (He refused to drink any more and was not passing any water to speak of). When they inserted the Foley, they got nearly 2 full liters of fluid (so to speak), and so left it in.

When we got him to the nursing home he decided he was hungry, so I told him that I guessed he decided he wasn't going to go that day (kind of joking with him). He ate pretty well but wouldn't drink any liquid to amount to anything. I will be going over a little later this morning. I am trying to catch up on some stuff here at home first. (Like laundry, ha).

I saw American Idol last night and was not surprised when Lee Weise won it. It would have been hard to decide which one I wanted to win. I like them both and they are great singers. Of course a lot of hullabaloo about Simon Cowell was on the show and I know his acerbic wit will be missed. He is the reason that a lot of people enjoyed watching Idol.

I told Gramps that we would be going to Texas in a couple of months and he seemed to be okay with it.

A lot of tough decisions are coming up for me, but with God's help, I know they will be right for us both.

Well, folks, I gotta quit this right now, and get with the program for the day. Haven't had breakfast yet, and you know it is the most important meal of the day. This is Blabbin' Grammy signing off for now. Much love to each of you, my friends and loved ones. More later. Bye for now. Please continue praying for us. Thank you.


Jan said...

You keep your chin up. Don't try and second guess yourself.
I am praying for you.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Be strong, Ruby!
I wasn't surprised Lee won, but Crystal is the better singer.


Ruby, you nd Gramps are always in my thoughts though we;re oceans apart, He will be OK, as long as you get some relaxation and don't over do things.
Yes, Simon has a way with words dosen't he?
He is on over here at the moment with Briain Got Talent the later on The X Factor.
Take care.

thesouthernlady64 said...

I was for Crystal last night but she will do o.k. for herself I am sure. She is a great singer. Simon has a new show that will be in competition with Idol. I have you and Gramps in my thoughts and prayers. Take care of yourself, too. Love and hugs.

aLmYbNeNr said...

I have you and Gramps in my thoughts. Please take care of yourself as well.

myletterstoemily said...

i will be praying for you, gramps, and
all your decisions.

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Patricia Stoltey said...

Hi again, Ruby. I was reading back through the posts I missed while I was out of town, and see that you and Gramps have been through a bunch of tough days (and nights, I reckon). It's painful to hear someone you love say he's tired of fighting for his life, but I'm sure he's just exhausted by all the tests and procedures and tubes and needles. I'll be keeping both of you in my thoughts and prayers.

Trudy said...

Oh are so strong through all of this, I hope you are getting your rest dear! You always seem in such great spirits but I'm sure this has taken its' toll on you also. So glad to hear that Gramps is going to be back in the nursing home. I know I am commenting late on this one, but I hope the move went well.

I will go catch up on the newer posts now!

God bless you all dear!

Nishant said...

I am praying for you.
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