Sunday, January 25, 2009

She might be ready for it, but I'm not

My grandmother is in the hospital for the first time in 53 years. The last time was for the birth of my father. She has an enlarged heart, and was experiencing some difficulty breathing and fluid retention. Apparently, she is expected to do fine for the time being and should go home Monday with no problems. But at one point (I'm sure because of her age) her doctor had to obtain her wishes regarding resuscitation, should the worst happen. My father told me her answer:

"I'm done."

5 comments:

Lucy said...

How sad for you and your family. I think it is hard to totally understand the "I'm Done" statement. Oh, it is hard to watch our loved ones leave this world.

I hope she rebounds soon and you get the more time with her that you would like and she gets to enjoy you too.

White Trash Academic said...

So sorry Phoebe :(
I also hope you get to spend some quality time with her and ask her all the questions you like and that in years to come you will have wished that you asked.

Kim said...

I'm sorry. It's a rough thing to have to go through and it's a rough thing to hear. I went through the same thing with my grandmothers.

It sounds like she'll make a comeback from this particular round and you'll have time to spend with her and discuss these things.

moye said...

My sympathies too :( But I admire her response!

Phoebe Caulfield said...

Thank you, everyone, for your sympathies. As of today, she is out of the hospital and in the clear, for the time being.

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