Post # 1
My 98.5 year old grandfather had a stroke this morning.
Until today he has lived on his own in the house he grew up in – a large 2 story century home. He had a drivers license and was one of the most independent people i’d ever met. Now, he’s paralyzed on his whole left side, and he’s likely going to have to live in an assisted living facility. I’m afraid that he’s going to give up. I realize he’s lived a good long life but I’m so sad that he’s got to go through this.
Post # 3
I’m so sorry to hear this. Thoughts are with you.
Post # 4
I am so sorry to hear this. 🙁
Post # 5
My deepest sympathy! You have my prayers! Just stay strong and I wish you all well!
Post # 6
@MsGinkgo: Oh I am so sorry to hear that. Serious health issues and unexpected troubles are never easy to deal with (no matter your age). I pray your family is able to support him and lend one another strength. And I hope he doesn’t give up…he may surprise you all yet! 🙂
Post # 7
I am so sorry 🙁 The important thing to remember is: don’t give up on him, and don’t let him give up on himself! Over the last 10 years, my grandfather suffered a major heart attack, multiple strokes, a broken hip and pneumonia countless times as well as several family tragedies. He lost his independence, but he survived it all with a smile on his face. There were times when he was down on himself, but the family rallied around him and cheered him on. Just try to stay positive around him and praise him for all the progress he is making along the way.
Post # 8
@Zombies55: excellent advise.
Post # 9
@Zombies55: thanks. I’ve broken down about this a few times. Thankfully he has a lot of people in his town that care about him and he has a lot of friends so he’s had a lot of visitors. I know he broke down in front of my uncle last night (I have never in my life seen this man cry, he is one of the strongest people i’ve ever met) and I think that’s what has me worried. My mom is flying in to see him on Wednesday (she’s out of the country right now) and my FH and I are going up on Saturday (sooner if my Uncle thinks I should). I just don’t want him to be afraid and I’m sure he is.
Post # 10
I am really sorry to hear this. My prayers are with you.
Post # 11
I’m really sorry sweetie. I lost my gpa recently, my best advice is just to do what you can to keep his spirits up. Visit asap, or call, let him know how much you love him. At 98.5 yrs old the fact that he survived the stroke means he’s a fighter. He won’t give up until it’s his time to go. Your family will come together, reminisce, laugh, cry – situations like these are very difficult but whatever happens you’ll make it through. If he does go to assisted living maybe you could go to some events with him (they usually have activities every day) and keep him company. Snuggle your FH and try not to worry too much. Praying for your family <3
Post # 12
I made the trip up yesterday to see him and he’s in great spirits (most of the time…he does have some very vulnerable moments too, which is a side we’ve NEVER seen). He’s regaining some of the use in his leg, his speech is improving, and he has sensation in his face (he can tell when he has food on his face without anyone telling him). We’re definitely not out of the woods but things are hopeful. The silver lining is that we have this time where some old wound between him, my mom and her brother have the chance to be healed.