Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Sweet Lady!

This is a photo of my hubby and his Grandmother at her 90th Birthday Party, October 2007.

My hubby's grandmother is in the hospital.........intensive care heart unit. She is almost 91 years old and is so ready to go. She is losing her sight due to Macular Degeneration in both eyes and can no longer drive her car, which she did up until a few months ago. She has had to become dependent on others and that has grated on her ever since, in her words, 'she's been grounded'! She has been in the hospital for a few days now and they have unhooked all IV's and monitors except for oxygen and pain meds to keep her comfortable. She tried ripping all the IV's out Sunday night and telling them that it was just taking way too long. Instead of trying to sustain her life they are just going to let nature take it's course. I totally agree with them. As long as she has all her mental capabilities about her and has plainly told them her directives about life support, they should just let her go. We will miss this dear, sweet lady, but it is time for her to go 'home' to her maker and her loved ones who have passed before her. Rest peacefully, Grandma, until the time comes! I love you!

6 comments:

Curly-Que said...

May she find the peace she so much desires. Miss you Martie!

Shawny Sun said...

Many hugs to grandma!

chesneygirl said...

My prayers all with her and your family.

*BIG HUGS*

Slick said...

Sorry, I'm just now checking in Martie....

My thoughts are with you, your family, and your hubby.

Pearl said...

Oh Martie I am praying for your Grandmother and your family. It is so hard to let go of a elderly loved one like that...I experienced the same thing with my father.
They know exactly what they want and we have to respect their wishes.

Sending you lots of hugs,

Smalltown RN said...

OH this goes right along with my post today and ethics....it's such a hard call....nature will do what nature sees fit...I pray that grandma passes peacefully and with dignity...
Hugs to you my dear friend...