Thursday, January 28, 2010

You're In my prayers Grandpa..

Living on opposite sides of the country during hard family times is seriously very frustrating. My grandfather's heart is currently not doing so well. Since the age of 40 he's had two heart attacks, and has lived longer than any doctor ever expected him to live. He has a heart pacer attatched to him, and has had to change his way of living just to compensate for having a weak heart. A few weeks ago his heart rate was way above what his resting heart rate should be so my Grandmother rushed him to the hospital. They had to shock his heart five times to get it back on track, but it still would not beat correctly. He was then life flighted to a hospital in San Diego, where his heart pacer was installed, in hopes that his dr.'s would be able to fix the problem. They basically said that there was nothing they can do, and sent him home. After he was sent home, and I heard he was okay, I felt so relieved. I even called and had a long chat with him and he sounded just like the Grandpa Tom we all know and love. But today I got a call from my mom saying he is headed back to the hospital. I hate that I cannot be there to support my family. All I can do is hope and pray that he will be alright, and that he'll be strong enough to make it through. I wish so much that I could just get in my car and drive over there. I hope my grandfather and my family both know that I would do anything to be there with them and support them during this scary/stressful time.

Mrs. Cass

1 comment:

  1. I am so sorry. It is very hard being stationed here there and everywhere. Praying for him:)