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Old 09-01-2021, 01:30 PM   #1
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Default It seems like my world is crashing.

My Grannie has been at a nursing home, for physical rehab, for 5 or 6 weeks. Early last week, she called me at 9pm; she is usually sleeping by 6.30 or 7. The conversation was so bizarre, that I can't begin to put it back together. She started talking about 2 men down by the creek that broke the windows out of the nursing home, my mom hiding behind a chair in her room, another resident being offered $50 to kill her, her telling him that was too cheap and he should get at least $200 ... on and on. She called me four times that night, up until about 1.30am. Basically delirious.

They think it was due to dehydration. She's pretty much back to normal now.

This past weekend, Tina's Grannie was taken to the ER because she couldn't breathe and her legs were very swollen. They're pretty sure this is congestive heart failure. They gave her a bunch of drugs that are helping and she's supposed to go home on Friday. The kicker is she's says she's tired of living (98 years old) and was hoping she'd die this time and is kinda mad that she's going home, instead of heaven.

Early Saturday morning, my step-mom was also taken to the ER. She was dizzy, nauseous and very weak. They ran lots of tests and couldn't find anything wrong. She was getting weaker, and having more trouble breathing, by the hour. After they exhausted all the resources in Hallettsville, and much urging by her sisters (2 of whom are nurses there), she was transferred to Methodist here in Houston. More tests and more decline, this morning they had to intubate her. She does not have Covid.

All this is weighing heavily on Tina and I. I'm usually less emotional about all this stuff, but I feel like I'm about to crumble. I'm waiting to wake up and this all be just a bad dream, but I know that's not the case.







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Old 09-01-2021, 01:33 PM   #2
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I hate to read this, Texastaxi...we will send up a few prayers for you and your family
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Old 09-01-2021, 01:34 PM   #3
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Old 09-01-2021, 01:42 PM   #4
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Brother, you aren’t alone. Life can really hit a person hard. My siblings and I went through the hell in less than two years time. Four close family members all died less than a year apart. Our mom and dad plus two others. The lady at the funeral home said its bad when she easily recognizes the same faces there signing papers. Found out that two close friends passed while we were taking care of mom and dad in their last days and missed the friends’ funerals.

We all had plans to do things together and in a different setting but life ended much sooner for our loved ones than we had anticipated. Cancer took mom quick. Hug your loved ones every day and tell them you love them. It’s important.
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Old 09-01-2021, 01:46 PM   #5
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Dang Kev. I hate its been so long catching up on what you doing but will absolutely be praying for you guys!
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Old 09-01-2021, 01:52 PM   #6
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Old 09-01-2021, 01:53 PM   #7
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Man- I hear you. I'm a fairly stoic fella but this past year has really drained me also. We are burying one of my good friends that I was teaching taxidermy. He passed away Sat evening 3 months after being diagnosed with cancer. 48 yrs old. Whole dang past 18 months can bite me!
We still need to get caught up one day. Maybe just hang out instead of work huh?
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Old 09-01-2021, 01:53 PM   #8
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We're praying for you and the family, Kevin. If there's anything we can do from our end locally to help don't hesitate to reach out. Otherwise, I've got an ear or a shoulder available if you need it.
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Old 09-01-2021, 01:54 PM   #9
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Old 09-01-2021, 01:57 PM   #10
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Oh Lord God, You know what our brother Kevin is grieving over right now. These elderly women in his and his precious wife Tina's lives are so very important to them. Lord I pray that you give him and Tina comfort in all of this. If it is within Your will, please Lord place Your hand on these ladies and heal each one. Restore them to their families. Lord if it is their time, make their passing to You an peaceful and swift one with no suffering. We ask You to strengthen Kevin that he may lead his family through this season. Take special care of little Konnor and give Ms. Tina an extra measure of grace too. Hold them close to You Lord and comfort them in a way that they know You are real and when they have no words, through Your Holy Spirit intervene in prayer for them that they may know You. Guide them and direct them through this and return their joy in due time. In Jesus Name, Amen.


Sure sorry Kevin!! Give Tina a big ol' hug for me and take care of Konnor too!! You da Man sir. You just lean on the Lord. He will see you through!
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Old 09-01-2021, 02:07 PM   #11
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Old 09-01-2021, 02:09 PM   #12
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Old 09-01-2021, 02:49 PM   #13
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Old 09-01-2021, 02:52 PM   #14
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Old 09-01-2021, 02:55 PM   #15
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Prayers sent for your loved ones, Kevin. It's hard watching folks we love get old.
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Old 09-01-2021, 02:59 PM   #16
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Sorry Kev, wish there were some magic words to help ease the pain amigo...praying for you guys.

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Old 09-01-2021, 02:59 PM   #17
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Sorry to hear this Kevin - wishing for peace for you and yours.
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Old 09-01-2021, 03:04 PM   #18
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love you man.... hate to hear the tough stuff you have to walk through alongside your family. Praying God gives you exactly what you need to get through it all.
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Old 09-01-2021, 03:14 PM   #19
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Old 09-01-2021, 03:17 PM   #20
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prayers and support sent up for you and Tina. PM me if you need anything or just want someone to talk to. Venting is therapeutic and helps relieve your worries. Many of us are going through the exact same thing, but fail to open up or talk about it.

Based on my personal experience, I know the Lord is always there to carry me and my family through the toughest of times. He never lets me down, and has a plan for everybody. I live by the Serenity Prayer 24/7.

Sucks having family getting old and suffering from health issues. I'm currently in the same boat My mom (who is my rock) has always said ..... somewhere, there is somebody who has problems much worse than what you are going through. Phil 4:13 has also gotten me thru troublesome times.
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Old 09-01-2021, 03:25 PM   #21
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Old 09-01-2021, 03:26 PM   #22
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Old 09-01-2021, 03:26 PM   #23
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Old 09-01-2021, 03:42 PM   #24
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My prayers for you buddy! Regarding your grannie...we experienced similar episodes with my grannie and mother in law while in long term care. Combination of onset of dementia and or UTI's would throw them totally off. Once the UTI settled down, normalcy (whatever that later was) would return.
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Old 09-01-2021, 04:05 PM   #25
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Old 09-01-2021, 04:19 PM   #26
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i never knew any of my grandparents. when you sometimes think your world is crashing, your world, to someone else, could have been a blessing...
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Old 09-01-2021, 04:30 PM   #27
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I feel your pain bud! This year has been heck. February with the freeze we almost lost our house. Every union on the plumbing ruptured and washed our foundation out. Insurance jacked us around and I have had to shell out stupid money just so we can sell. The house still isn’t livable so we are in our RV. If that were not bad enough three weeks later my only daughter passed away at 20 years young suddenly and unexpectedly. While grieving and trying to take care of everything Chris Flynn (Thumper) called while I was having a rough time so I rejected the call. The next day he passed away. Yeah, 2021 can kiss my azz!!!



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Old 09-01-2021, 04:34 PM   #28
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Old 09-01-2021, 04:37 PM   #29
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What a plate full! More prayers sent for you and your family
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Old 09-01-2021, 04:38 PM   #30
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Old 09-01-2021, 04:48 PM   #31
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Prayers up for ya.
Sometimes, it seems like life is just, piling on.
That's a lot to handle..
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Old 09-01-2021, 04:55 PM   #32
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Old 09-01-2021, 05:04 PM   #33
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Prayers up Kevin. Iím right around the corner if you need anything. Even if it is just to sit and listen.


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Old 09-01-2021, 05:18 PM   #34
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My wifes grandma was doing the same. Paranoid hallucinations. Cone to find out they had her on 5 plus psych meds. New doctor was brought in by the family, put her back to one psych med and she normalized. For what its worth.
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Old 09-01-2021, 05:43 PM   #35
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Sorry to hear this Kevin. Prayers for you and your family.

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Old 09-01-2021, 05:45 PM   #36
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Old 09-01-2021, 05:54 PM   #37
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Old 09-01-2021, 06:10 PM   #38
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Old 09-01-2021, 06:14 PM   #39
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Sorry to hear you and Tina are going through this Kevin. Prayers up for you buddy.
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"The lord don't give us more than we can handle".........but I totally get it!!!

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Dang it man. That’s rough. Hang in there Kevin.
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Old 09-01-2021, 08:37 PM   #42
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Old 09-01-2021, 08:39 PM   #43
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Old 09-01-2021, 08:46 PM   #45
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Old 09-01-2021, 08:51 PM   #46
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Old 09-01-2021, 08:54 PM   #47
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Old 09-01-2021, 08:58 PM   #48
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Prayers up Sir.
My MIL would go through situations like your granny and it was due to being dehydrated. Once they gave her fluid she would go back to normal. It happened several times like this.
My father recently has had issues with swelling in his legs, sounds a lot like Tias Grannie. The Dr.s ruled out Cong. heart failure but still have not found a reason. One of the Dr. increased one of his meds. About two weeks later everything went down hill and fast. His legs swollen back up, lost what little mobility he had and lost control of his bodily functions. Long story short it is believed the meds he was on did not work well together. Mentally he was off and truly believed he was dyeing, he told me he was ready to go. A week later after changing his meds, swelling is down, mobility is coming back. I only tell the story to say I would question the meds she is on. I hope for the best for you and your family. This group is the best for venting, I have asked for prayers and advice many times here. I am a firm believer in prayers from this group. I asked for them more than once when my mother was not doing well with her COPD. More than once she came back to us, several times when we were told she was going to pass. There are a lot of very smart people here with great advice.
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Old 09-01-2021, 09:08 PM   #49
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Prayers for you and family. My family went thru some of the same with our parents. Decisions were hard to make, and in the end we did not have to make those decisions as our father in heaven took them in his arms. I pray for you and family.
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Old 09-01-2021, 09:23 PM   #50
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Prayers for you and Tina. May GOD BLESS you.
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