Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Thankful Tuesday and a Prayer Request


Today I am feeling thankful for awesome family that is taking care of Eric's Grandma.  Last night Grandma fell and broke her hip, really bad.  She lives with Eric's Aunt, and she works second shift, so no one was home when Grandma fell.  Thank the Lord that Aunt Patty came home for dinner, and found Grandma.  No one knows how long she was on the floor, because she had a stroke almost 3 years ago, and her speech has not come back 100%.  She can still have conversations, it just takes her awhile.  I guess she hit her head on the way down, and has a softball size bump on her poor little head.  And when I say little, I mean little!  Grandma might be 4'6" on a good day and weigh 80 pounds, maybe.  She is a little petite thing!

I talked to Eric's Mom this morning and they are waiting to see a surgeon to see how and when they are going to perform surgery.  I will be brutally honest, no one knows if she will survive surgery.  She is on blood thinners, steroids, and other medications that have severely weakened her already frail state.  But she has not lost her drive to fight.  Grandma is a very strong woman, both in will and in faith.  I also know Grandma misses her husband, Ray, who passed away many years ago.

So today I am thankful for family who can physically surround Grandma with their love and prayers.  I am also thankful for you all who can pray for Grandma, her name is Ginny.


This is Grandma with Molly when she was about 2 weeks old.

Thanks friends!

11 comments:

Jenilee said...

I'll be praying for her. What a sweet picture!

HappyascanB said...

Praying for your sweet Grandma!!!

He & Me + 3 said...

Oh that is so sad. I will pray for your Grandma.

Alyson said...

Grandma is in my prayers :0)

Barclay Kathryn said...

Praying for Ginny!

Brooke said...

Wow, I had no idea.

I'm also thankful for YOU, Kate, who now provides me with updates on the family. Ha.

Mom Putnam said...

You got it Kate, prayers being lifted

Holly said...

I hope Grammy does ok!! Praying that she can fight through this too!

Veronica said...

Gosh, I feel the tears coming on Kate. Sounds like your Grandma is one precious woman. I will be praying for her!

Steph T. said...

Oh we will be praying for his sweet grandma and praise God for family. We went thru this with my grandparents a couple of years ago and I don't know what we would have done without family around. Prayers for her!

Kristin said...

I am so sorry to hear about your Grandma. I will pray for her! I think that is wonderful that she has lots of loving people to care for her. I loved reading your post about her.....I can tell how much love you have for her :)