A bit of a scare.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

My grandma has been in and out of the hospital recently due to heart palpatations. She has a bit of a heart murmur {again, not a doctor, just repeating what I hear} and switched medications following a trip to the ER a few weeks ago. Thursday she went into the hospital again, her new medication dosage was upped and she was kept for observation before being released Friday afternoon.

Unfortunately, she was rushed to the hospital by ambulance at 12:30 this morning, again for her heart. She was admitted to the ER during the early morning hours, before she was released at 5:30. It was during the release this morning that she gave us all a bit of a scare. She "fainted," but maintains that she never loss consciousness, just the ability to respond. Thankfully she was still at the hospital, because they think she may have had a mild stroke. Her cognitive skills are still intact and there was no paralysis, but it took several hours for her to start speaking coherently again . . . the main point being, she is talking coherently and without much difficulty! praise the Lord!

Tony and I were able to spend some time at the hospital with her and the family today and the progress of her speech was quite amazing. She is being admitted again, as they are running a series of tests to determine if she did suffer a stroke.

I'd appreciate any prayers you'd be willing to say on behalf of the sweetest, strongest woman I've ever known. My son needs to know his great grandma, if for no other reason than his Momma wouldn't know how to operate without her.

31 comments:

d.a.r. said...

Lots of prayers for you and your grandma. That is scary and always shakes you so much! Take care, I'm thinking of yall.

Kelly B said...

Keeping your family and your grandma in my prayers this week. I'm glad she's able to get the medical attention and family support that she needs!

Erin said...

Wow, that is a scare! Ben's grandma has also been in and out of the hospital over the past week because of her heart - it is so scary. My thoughts are with you!

Also, GOOD LUCK tomorrow!! You'll be right by my desk for lunch so I'm going to try to stop by and say hi :)

Chelsie said...

Prayers for you and your grandma. Things like that are always so scary!

Schwartz Family said...

I will definitly be thinking of your family in my prayers. I'm sorry that you have to go through that. Stay strong!

hopeful #1 said...

I'm sending you lots of hugs and prayers! Spend all the time that you can with her during this time!

Rebecca said...

You and your grandma are in my prayers!

Meredith said...

So scary! Glad to hear she's doing better, and I'll be praying for positive test results!

Dunc said...

Aw, definitely saying a prayer for Grandma - she's obviously a very special person :-) Stick around for little baby bless, g-ma!

Jaime said...

Oh how scary...I am glad she was still in the hospital when it happened. Your grandma and family are in my prayers. I hope she is doing better. And I hope they find out what's going on with her heart.

Leah said...

I'm definitely praying for you and your grandma. Thank God that she's recovering well so far!

Beth Ann said...

I keep your family and your grandma in my prayer.

Julia said...

I'll be thinking of you all! It's so weird b/c I had two patients with TIAs [mild strokes] as diagnoses today, who were still awaiting test results. It happens so often and sometimes recovery is full and swift, and other times not so much. I hope your grandma recovers at lightning speed!

Also, the new layout looks awesome. I especially love the header and I'm glad the code worked!

Jen said...

I'll keep your grandma in my prayers!

kari said...

I'm praying for your grandma, Leah. Lots of good things coming your way.

Joi said...

Oh Leah. Your whole family is in my prayers. I hope your grandma makes a full recovery.

There is no one quite like a grandma.

Alison said...

Prayers for you, your Grandma and your entire family.

Brittany Schell said...

Will definitely be praying for your grandmother!

*Kimmie* said...

She's beautiful!!! I'll keep your family in my prayers!

AJ said...

I may have already told you how cute your grandma is in another post? Not sure. Anyway, she is. I will say a little prayer for her before I go to sleep in a minute :)

Kaitlyn said...

My goodness Leah, you have a beautiful family. I'm so sorry to hear that. I'm praying, of course, for your entire family. Best wishes!

Bluebird said...

You guys will all me in my thoughts and prayers. I hope they figure out what is going on.

C said...

Prayers going up for you here, girl! Kids do need to meet their great grandparents!!

High Heels & Mascara said...

*Praying*

That Girl said...

It's definitely cardiac week! The hubs' mother was taken to the ER on Friday of last week because of loss of consciousness and they're doing workup on her heart. My dad went in for a procedure on Thursday to remove the stent put in for his first heart attack!

Ashley said...

Thinking about you!

Living for the Little Moments said...

I'm praying for you and your family!

Andrea said...

I'm thinking and praying for you and your Grams!

Jennifer said...

Prayers are being said.

AmberDenae said...

Praying for your grandma and YOU. I know how difficult that can be. Grandmas are essential. Hope all is well!

Chelsea said...

Sorry I'm late sweetie! But wanted you to know that I am praying for you, your family and especially your grandma. Hang in there!

 

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