Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Grandpa Update...

Visited with my grandpa for a bit tonight and I was so relieved to see a change in him.

I don't think I really let on to how worried about him I was, but he was not well last night.

There was mention of infection in his brain causing the bleeding, he is a complicated patient with heart issues and prior strokes, so taking him off his coumadin (which they had to do because of the bleeding) presented it's own risks.

Because the coumadin is still in his system, they are kind of in a holding pattern. Unable to do a spinal tap (or "LP" for "lumbar puncture") or surgery to relieve the pressure, they are blasting him with antibiotics. Which appear to be working!

Last night, it was obvious to me that he wasn't recognizing me. He would barely nod "yes" or "no" to direct questions, looked confused, was agitated, slow to follow commands, and not answering questions appropriately.

Today, tho? While he is still FAR from himself, he is SO much better! He was talking, giving direct answers to questions, and was less agitated. Still complaining of a headache, still weak, still unable to eat or drink...but better.

And "better" is such a relief to see! Thank you for your prayers!


  1. I'm happy to hear he is better today. That's good news to hear. He's on my prayer list. I will pray specifically for the pain to subside, infection to heal and hopefully surgery soon.
    Try to have a good night and get some rest yourself.

  2. I am so glad that he is doing better, praying

  3. So glad to hear it girl! We are still praying. Thanks for the update :)

  4. I'm so glad to read there has been improvement, even if not by a whole lot. I have been thinking about him and praying since you first posted about it. I recently lost my grandpa so I'm a big softie right now when it comes to other grandpas, no matter who they are. Please keep us updated!

    Btw, the family photos? Oh Em Gee, your youngest son looks *just* like your husband!

  5. So glad to hear he's doing better. Back to normal in no time, I hope.

  6. Praise the Lord. I will be praying! :)


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