Saturday, February 27, 2010

Sometimes you gotta just do what you got to do.

Hey everyone, I apologize for not getting back to everyone's comments & frequenting your blogs that I genuinely love so much. The last 24 hours have just been insane. My family got the call that my grandfather is in the hospital. He's doing better but it's been an ordeal. Sometimes you gotta put the Barbie dolls back in the box & be an adult usually when you least expect it.

Thank you God for making him pick up the phone at dialing 911. Seriously, older people can be very very stubborn, meaning they think "Ohh I'm fine. Don't worry." My grandfather has had a heart attack in the past so he didn't take any chances this time. He might have a stomach infection or something else but definitely an infection. He's in the hospital, he's in good hands so I'm not that worried. Whew!

Calling all the family & keeping them updated, making sure my grandpa was warm, keeping the peace between sides of the family, and getting out with my sanity was an ordeal. I went home because I was just too tired. I'll find out more information when my parents come home. The hospital staff was nice too. I wish I could have given him some ice chips because his throat was so dry.

Today was definitely one of those days that makes you who you are. I'm proud of myself that in times of crisis I can act on what is needed and be calm about it. Somehow it's almost like I've learned the skill. I had a diabetic ex who most of our relationship was when he was in & out of the hospital, I had fibroids removed from my right breast, I had my gall bladder removed last October, & all the times I've been the hospital with my other grandparents. I thankful to be calm in these situations because no one needs another hysterical person. "Keep calm & carry on."

I'll be back up and running tomorrow to check on all your awesome blogs. Blogging has become like driving a car. I don't know what I would do without it! Much love to you guys...talk to you later!!

20 comments:

COCAMIA said...

I hope your Grandfather will be ok! Keep calm and carry on...xo

tess said...

I am sorry to hear your Grandpa isn't doing well, but I wish him and your family the best.

I am not entirely sure if I am good at the keep calm carry on mentality. the only recent crises I've been in have involved death, so there isn't a lot to keep calm about. I tend to get very overwhelmed and try to distract myself, not sure if that is coping exactly, but it is how I cope I guess. I am happy to hear you are so strong

adi said...

Hope your grandfather continues to get better!

Realliveman said...

I am glad you grandfather is ok.

Shauna said...

I hope your grandfather gets better. Way to stay calm!!

Anything Fits a Naked Man said...

Prayers for your grandfather!! Hang in there!

Leah said...

Hope your grandpa is okay now. I'll be praying for him. Send my big hugs to him. xoxo

Jennifer Fabulous said...

I'm so sorry your grandpa is in the hospital. I hope he is okay!

Your family is lucky to have you. I haven't had enough hospital experience so yeah I would totally be freaking out right now. I'm so proud that you are calm and capable during this trying time.

Lots of love to you and your family, Mel. I'll be praying for you all tonight! xoxoxo

Maria Ana said...

Hope he gets better!

Helena said...

Hope your grandfather is better now. My grandma also had several heart attacks but always survived. She finally died at the age of 94.

I've also been in hospital several times myself and my husband is a diabetic. So I know how to keep calm. I always kept my grandmother calm too during her heart problems. It's an important quality.

Helen [In Elegance] said...

Sorry to hear about your Grandfather and I wish him a speedy recovery.

Gingeyginge said...

Well wishes winging their way to your Grandfather...

Sheri said...

Hopefully your grandfather will be okay! Very glad he called 911 - I know how stubborn people can be about that. ::hugs::

Secretia said...

Thanks for looking after him and the family, you are doing something good.

Zi said...

hope everything s gonna be ok
xoxo

Jennifer said...

I'm so glad everything is working out for the better! I'll keep you guys in my prayers! :D

Wacky Jacky & Silly Willy said...

Yes it's a scary time when things like that happen.
I wish the best for your Gramps; you have a great family!

Katy Mary said...

Keeping your grandfather in my thoughts! Family is so important :)

Kelly said...

Hope he is feeling much better soon xxx

OceanDreams said...

I will be keeping you and your family in my thoughts. Hope your grandpa is okay and glad you were able to "keep calm and carry on!" I'm proud of you.

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