Tuesday, March 16, 2010

# family # grandma

Quick Note to My Readers

Hi all. I just wanted to drop in here and let everyone know that I'm going to be gone for a few days, possibly the rest of the week. My mother messaged me tonight (no, do not ask me why nobody picks up a phone to reach me.) on Facebook to let me know that my Grandmother was taken to the hospital yesterday. She has some problems with the veins/arteries/tubes/whathaveyou that run to her kidneys and as such, the impurities/waste does not leave her body the way it should and for some reason, it ends up going into her legs where it forms like an infection and clear fluid seeps through her skin at all times. Right, now that you have that image, huh? Anyway, it got to the point where it was so swollen and painful, she couldn't even stand. For some unknown reason, she had the former minister's wife take her to the hospital instead of calling family. I'm sure something like she didn't want any of us to worry.

Anyway, she was told to make an appointment at the wound center. Well, as of earlier today, it hadn't been done and it seems that nobody over there is stepping forward to take care of things. Instead, they're busy telling each other what should be done.

So, I'm packing up my things and heading over there to make sure things get done. As my oldest says, when mom is serious, you'd better just do what she says. While I'm there, I'm going to start (and hopefully finish) decluttering her upstairs and probably doing a lot of cooking and cleaning and bossing my sister's children around and making them help. I love them but they've not been made to help out around there and they're more than old enough.

I love my family but they're enough to drive me insane. All good intentions and promises but so damn little follow through.

Anyway, that's where I'm going to be. Of course, there's no net connection because why should life be easy, eh? I will, however, try to write up my posts offline and post them once I'm back home. Keep me in your thoughts and prayers. I have the suspicion I'm going to need all the help/strength I can get.



carisnell said...

Hi Katie,

Thinking of you. Hang in there and know that even your virtual cyber friends care.


Three's Company said...

Hey there, give me a call sometime... Do you still have my number???

AlphaSpace said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Your Grandmother is an amazing woman who I have been lucky to meet several times.

Anja said...

Good luck and hang in there! I hope your grandmom will get better real soon and you can hang on to your sanity ;-)

Kath said...

Thinking of you Katie....I've been ignoring my blog as of late (bad me!) and just read your post today. Hope all is well!!

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