Post # 1
We’re leaving for vacation tomorrow (T, me, and my son) and just found out today from my grandpa (he’s almost 90 and they’re the ones celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary) that his kidneys are only working at 10%.
This is horrible news. He and my grandma literally raised us. My sis and I. Our parents worked alot and they were just the best ever. We are all so close. And now I feel helpless. I can only listen and my sis and I and bro in law (he’s a surgeon) are going to request his med records tomorrow and go thru things w/a fine tooth comb and make sure we can get him to the best urologist that there is.
I lost my dad 10 years ago. I know my grandfather is old, but I wanted him around much much longer. His doctor (in a rather small town) mentioned dialysis and wanted preliminary testing for that to begin but I think it’s jumping the gun and my BIL does too. We’re going to look at all the tests and lab work and make sure something else doesn’t need to be done before going that permanent route.
So I guess it’s fair to say I may marry next year and them both NOT be there. Or else we will have to do something extraordinary to make sure they are there, God willing he is living.
I am sickened to the pit of my stomach and my heart is so hurt over this. T’s upset too, worried I won’t be able to enjoy the week off and my downtime over this and I might not. I am just so sad.
Please if you will, send out prayers for my grandfather. That something can be done for him or else that the doctor didn’t order the right exam and we’re able to find out via his records (I am in medicine too) that there was something overlooked and pray for healing for him.
I’m just sad beyond words. I am on call tonight, packing also, and my head is spinning so much I’m lightheaded because of all of this..which I found out about less than an hour ago.
Post # 3
Oh, Bellenga, I am so sorry. Your grandfather and family will be in my prayers. ((hugs)) Stay strong, and know that we’re all here for you.
Post # 4
oh Bellenga, i know how close you are to your grandparents – im so so sad for you right now
sending lots of virtual hugs and positive thoughts for you and your family
Post # 5
I know what you are feeling. My g-ma went through the same thing and it was the most emotional time in my adult life (I’m still young but hey — that one is gonna stick). My thoughts and prayers are with you and your g-pa!
Post # 6
- Wedding: August 2009 - Bernardo Winery
(((BIG BEE HUGS)))) I am so sorry! You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Post # 7
Saying one as I write this and will keep you in our prayers. May the LORD bless your family with a longer time together:) Just keep the prayers going and TRUST GOD:) He knows our hearts desire before we even speak it.
Post # 8
Thank you all so much. I feel so much more peace and comfort knowing that there are my friends here who are praying for him.
This is just alot right now.
I had dreamed he would be there next year when we married. That he’d be at my side. And it was my GRANDMA who we were worried about healthwise.
I am almost feeling a bit dizzy. He’s almost 90. 90 on August 13, and their 70th anniversary.
Post # 9
Awwww Belle….all I can do is give you (((hugs))) and prayers.
Post # 10
- Wedding: January 2010 - Mr. P's GrandparentsÃ¢Â€Â™ Ranch
I am so sorry bellenga, my prayers go to him!! BIG HUGS!!
Post # 11
I’m praying for you and your grandfather. My grandma will turn 89 on August 13th. She’s in a nursing home with a bit of dementia. I feel for you – hang in there.
Post # 12
So sorry. Hugs and prayers for you and your family.
Post # 13
so sorry bellenga… thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. keep us all updated.
Post # 14
I am so sorry, B. I really hope something can be done!
Post # 15
Getting married is emotional enough as it is…then things like this happen. You, your grandfather and your family are in my prayers. Come to the boards when you’re at your lows. Sometimes our thoughts get so heavy, we feel like we’re going to break. Hopefully we can cheer you up or help you carry the load.
Post # 16
Belle – So many prayers and thoughts going out to you and your family and your grandparents. My mother’s parents (my papa and gramma) helped raise me and I was devasted when their health took a turn. I’m sorry you’ve gotten this news but I’m praying for better news to follow.