Monday, December 08, 2008

My poor grandma



This is a diagram of nasal feeding with a tube. This is what they are putting in my grandma right now. She had a stroke but that was in October and she has been choking on the food and liquids she is trying to eat. Finally after 5 trips to the emergency room they admitted her and are evaluating what is going on. The Dr said that its not the stroke that is causing the problems he is running some tests but he said its about a 33% chance its ALS (lou gehrig's disease)that has no cure and she will just get worse. We are praying it is the other disease he mentioned that can be treated but he is leaning toward ALS. I know that most of the people that read my blog are of different religions but I also believe that no matter God listens to prayers. So if you wouldn't mind remembering her in your prayers I would be thankful to you.
HUGS!


UPDATE...
They sedated grandma to put in the tube and that tiny tube cut off her airway so something is really wrong in her throat. They were unable to place the tube. They are weighing the options at this point. SIGH!!
HUGS to all!

11 comments:

Freer Family said...

Hugs Carin! It's so hard to see a love one suffer. You are in my thoughts, love ya!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

(((hugs))) to you both. I'll definitely keep you and your grandma in my thoughts..

Guðrún said...

My mother had ALS or MND as we call it here in Iceland.

Kristi said...

I'm sorry. Like Nicole said, it is so hard to watch loved ones suffer. Sending prayers your way...

Julia said...

I am so sorry, Carin. I will absolutely add her and your family to my prayers. (((((hugs)))))

Fern Cohen said...

Hi..I have ALS since 2003....feel free to email me with any questions.
Fern

Carol VR said...

Isn't ALS usually diagnosed well before this age???

I work with a girl who's boyfriend was diagnosed at 24.

Narelle said...

My thoughts are with you and your family.

Teresa said...

(((Carin)))). Times like this are just so hard as you feel so helpless and there are so many decisions that have to be made and you don't know if you are making the right ones. I will say a prayer for your grandma and also you.

Gina said...

Lots of love and hugs coming your way.
my MIL was fed through a tube for the last few weeks and it's a dreadful thing to see.
I'll be thinking of all of you

Love and hugs Gina xxx

April said...

Hugs Carin!!
Hope they get it figured out. You're both in my thoughts & prayers.