Monday, May 4, 2009

My Grandma

Just wanted to write a quick entry to ask for prayers for my grandma. She has Alzheimer’s and has always been pretty mild. Just repeating herself and forgetting where she put things or what she had for dinner,etc. Within the past week it seems like it has gotten worse. I talked to her on the phone Thursday and she kept talking like my grandpa (who passed away back in 02’) was still alive. Saying things like “I was telling Bob the other day that I had not heard from you in a while and we both said that we were anxious to see you…etc.” Then on Saturday night her assisted living called my mom because my grandma was all distraught because she thought she lost her 4 month old baby. She was banging on the other residents doors asking if they had her baby…she was all upset. My parents went out there and she seemed to get her barrings straight again. My mom said it really upset her that when she realized how confused she had been…saying she needed her doctor to get her something to help her. My heart just breaks for her as I know what a horrible feeling she must have had. I am so thankful she always knows who I am when I call or go out to see her and I am afraid those days are numbered. Just asking for prayers that things don’t keep progressing quickly and although she is 90 years old, I feel like she still has several years ahead of her and I don’t want her to have to live with such a horrible disease. Sorry this is kind of a depressing post..just want prayers. Thanks!


Melissa Darby said...

:( I will be praying!

Jaime said...

oh nicole my heart breaks. that is so hard. I can vividly remember my nana when she started panicing about things that were not real. it is so hard. i will be praying!