(Closed) Roughest Christmas Ever

posted 8 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
Member
1763 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

It is a very difficult thing when our Grandparents start to age. I look care of my Grandpa in the home with my 2 aunts for about 6 months until he passed away. Everything from baths (yes it was awkward at first but I am a nurse and the only one inthe family that would do it) to spending the night to help him get up if he needs it.

But I look back upon those difficult times and cherish the memmories knowing that I was there for him. I am thinking about you and hope that he makes a speedy recovery. some of my great aunts and uncles have gone to assisted living for rehab and actually loved it so they stayed perminately.

If you need to vent feel free to pm me.

Post # 4
Hostess
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I know how you feel girl.  My grandmother passed right before Thanksgiving and we had to move my grandpa into assisted living because he wouldn’t take his medicine or feed himself.  Sending you good thoughts and vibes.

Post # 5
Member
2513 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Awww 🙁 I’m sorry you’re going through this. I worked at an elder home care agency for 4 years, and I’m well-aware of these types of circumstances. It is so stressful and hard for family members to have to deal with, especially when it is an unexpected occurance. I’m so sorry it’s happened during the holidays too! I wish your grandpa a thorough recovery, and your family strength during the decision-making & moving process.

Post # 6
Member
2434 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Wow.  I’m sorry to hear you had such a rough holiday.  On the bright side, your grandparents are very lucky to have such a devoted daughter and grand-daughter to take care of them and look out for their best interests.  I’ll keep your family in my thoughts during this rough transition.

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