Friday, May 15, 2009

Update on Aunt Ida

Just a quick update on my 95 year old Aunt Ida (see my previous post) —
She had a heart attack two weekends ago. After being transported from the nursing home to the emergency room, she refused hospitalization and treatment due to her age. She was returned to her beautiful private room at The Terrace Nursing and Rehab Facility. She did very well considering her age and condition for several days. Then took a turn for the worse last Friday. After a very difficult weekend, she stabilized on Monday and is now resting very comfortably. I was able to have her admitted as a Hospice patient, but she will remain at The Terrace. The only thing she was bummed about was that she didn't feel like going to Monday afternoon BINGO.

Aunt Ida is a strong lady and has been a role model for me throughout my life. Her only child, a son, died at age 21 in 1957 of Hodgkin's Disease, and her husband died in 1967. She has been a widow and lived alone for over 40 years. I her "daughter," my children and grandchildren are as they are her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and she adores my husband, GJ. She is very special to us and has traveled with us on several family vacations.

Thanks for your comments and concerns. I needed all my free time this week to spend time with her and to make arrangements to provide the care she needs to be comfortable.

6 comments:

grannybee1950 said...

Hospice care is WONDERFUL...my sweet f-i-l died on Jan. 24 at the age of 91-1/2 and the last 8 days of his life he had hospice care. He knew the Lord as his Savior and is now worshipping Him in heaven. That makes it "easier" now that he's gone, but he is still so greatly missed; he was the patriarch of our small family. Praying for you and your family during this challenging time.

Rosemary said...

Sending heartfelt blessings to you and your family. Sending strength, energy and hugs to everyone as you and Aunt Ida share these precious moments together. Thank you for the update ~ love to you.
Nancy

bennie and patsy said...

Yes that is a good thing to have Hospice. They were a blessing for my sister to have with her. I will be thinking about you stay strong.Hugs
Patsy

Denise ~ Charleston, South Carolina said...

Hi Linda, As you know, I've been absent from blogging for a while, too, so am just now reading your post about Aunt Ida. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family ~ I know how very, very special she is to you - and you to her. Hospice will take good care of her. {{hugs}}

Angela McRae said...

So glad you got to be with your aunt at this time, and it's great that she is doing better. I must say, the comment about Bingo made me smile!

Paula said...

She is so lucky to have such loving, caring family to be with her! Enjoy these times together. Thoughts, prayers and hugs to you all.

 

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