Post # 1
I blogged about this throughly, but this was the hardest Christmas for me to date.
Earlier in the week my grandfather took a significant fall, and he was put in the hospital for 2 days. He was released on Wens. when he shouldn’t have been (he was released because he lied to the social workers about how there were no stairs in his house etc). My mom and I spent the majority of the 23, 24, and 25 with them and it wasn’t pretty. There was a lot of fighting, and I barely spent any time with my sisters.
We ended up having to take my grandfather to the hospital on Christmas day to get readmitted to the hospital for his fall, which is requiring him to get intense inpatient therapy daily.
We are also going to have to move my grandparents into an assisted living, since they are no longer safe in their home.
I have a feeling things are going to get a lot worse before they get a lot better, so any spare vibes or thoughts you can send my family’s way would be great.
Post # 3
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
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
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
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.