Saturday, May 8, 2010

A Broken Hip

Hey, Y'all,
Just a few lines today. Yesterday while I was at the church where Matt and Amy are going to be married, I received a phone call telling me that Gramps had fallen at the assisted living facility breaking his hip and was being taken to the hospital. Since that time, I have not received any more real information except that they would be doing surgery today. Allie, who has our power of attorney, is, as I write, on her way to give written permission for them to do the surgery.

Our niece contacted us to let us know yesterday afternoon. Of course, the rest of the day passed in a haze for me. It was difficult to think of anything else except him and how he was doing. His nieces and I talked several times during the afternoon. I kept worrying that my phone was going to quit on me because the charge was going down in it, and I didn't have my charger with me.

I did get a lot of pictures of the preparation of the place where the reception is taking place today. We had the wedding rehearsal at 6 p.m. and then at 7:30 we had the rehearsal dinner at an Italian restaurant. It was quite good, but does not come up to spaghetti at Louis' Original Restaurant in Knoxville, whose spaghetti sauce is sooooooo spicy! We also had a delicious salad with oil and vinegar dressing, and some scrumptious chicken Parmesan followed by a huge piece of cheesecake. Yum! There was also dessert of chocolate mint ice cream pie, made by Whitney for those who were not cheesecake aficionados, and it was yummy too.

I will be checking on Gramps a little later this morning. I have already tried but the nurse had not been in yet. I will report after I know what is going on. I do know he was giving them some difficulties last evening which is normal for those who have dementia.

The wedding is today at 2 p.m., and I will be on my way home on Monday, barring any complications with Gramps' surgery. Please pray for both him and me, and for the newly wed couple. We all appreciate it.

This is Blabbin' Grammy signing off for now. Much love to each of you, my friends. More later. Bye for now.



I am so sorry Ruby, It's awful being away from home when something like that happens.
It goes without saying you, gramps and the newly weds are in my prayers.
Please take extra care.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I'm so sorry! I know it's frustrating that you can't be right there with him. Focus on the wedding and know that he's in good hands back home.

Carmen Klapper said...

I'm so sorry about Gramps, Ruby!

Grammy said...

I will be going home tomorrow instead of Monday. Thanks for all your prayers. I am going to the church right now to help get things ready and Gramps is having his surgery at 11 a.m. ( a few minutes from now).

Tori Cooper said...

Oh no Ruby... I will definitely being praying for you and Gramps... I'm glad to hear that you have some family near Gramps that are able to assist in the process. Still a bummer though... keep us updated.

Natasha said...

Poor Gramps. Take care!

And Happy Mother's Day.


Wanda said...

Sorry to hear about Gramps, Ruby. Hope you'll be able to enjoy the wedding today. I pray that all goes well with the surgery.

azdarlene said...

Ruby you and Dub are in our prayers. Will be looking forward to pics of the wedding and your week you were out in Texas. Keep strong and we are praying for you both and all the family.
Love to all,
Darlene and Mark

myletterstoemily said...

oh, poor gramps! and poor you, for i
know you are beside yourself with

i will pray that He who is able to do
exceedingly more than we can imagine
will heal his hip marvelously.

Ella said...

Oh, poor Gramps...that is awful!
I know you are torn in two places;
I hope you had a good time at the wedding and Gramp's surgery went well and you will see him soon!
I'll say a prayer for both of you~

Unknown said...

Keeping you both in my thoughts, and hope everything goes well.

Your description of the meal made me hungry. lol.

Tanya said...

Mom told me about uncle dubby, Our prayers are with both of you.

Grammy said...

Hi, Y'all,
I spoke to several people today: Allie, Terri, Gramps, and his nurse. It was all very encouraging. Of course, I couldn't understand Gramps because he had just awakened, and didn't have his dentures in, but I will see him tomorrow. Thank you all for your prayers and well-wishes. Happy Mother's Day to all of you who are mamas. Mine will be great because I will be back home with my sweetie pie.
Love to you all,

Lisa said...

Happy Mother's Day Ms. Ruby and praying for Gramps, you and the newlyweds.

(((big hugs)))

Beth Zimmerman said...

Aw Ruby! So sorry! Praying for all involved and special blessings on the newlyweds!

Happy Mother's Day!

Rebecca T. said...

So sorry about gramps. Hope everything goes well. I will be praying.

Also, describing all that food made me hungry... time for a midnight snack methinks.

Julie said...

Ruby I am so to her about your hubby. My prayers are with you and your family.
Take care Ruby, God Bless!

Julie said...

Well I screwed up that comment. Let's try that one again.

Ruby, I am so sorry to her about your hubby. My prayers are with you and your family.
Take care Ruby, God Bless!!!

Patricia Stoltey said...

Ruby, I am so sorry to hear about Gramps. I'll keep you both in my thoughts and prayers (and the newlyweds too).

AiringMyLaundry said...

Gramps is in my thoughts and prayers for sure.

Anonymous said...


Unknown said...

Oh Ruby, you poor dear. How awful for you to be away from Gramps when this has happened. I hope you received positive news from the nurse and I will definitely keep both of you in my prayers. I'm glad you will be heading back to Gramps tomorrow and I will pray for very safe travels and a happy homecoming.

Happy Mother's Day to you also!

God's blessings,

Charmaine Clancy said...

Ruby I hope everything went well for Gramps and your trip was a safe one.
PS: I think it's so beautiful that you call him Sweetie Pie :-)

Anonymous said...

I guess you are on your way home at this time and hope that Gramps is doing well and came through his surgery o.k. I am praying for you all and keeping you in my thoughts. Love and hugs.

Cathy said...

Hello Ruby
Haven't heard from you for a while and they do say no news is good news - so I hope all is well at home.
Thinking of you and Gramps and what lies ahead
Take care

Sugar said...

Awww!! I am so sorry to hear about gramps. I just went through (well.. still dealing with) my dad. He fell at work and broke it pretty bad. I hope gramps is doing well!

Anonymous said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and Gramps!

Grammy said...

Hey, Y'all,
\thanks for the well-wishes and I will be posting today.
Love to all of you,