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    I don't know if anyone has seen my post on the Good Wishes & Prayer Request thread - but I'll post it here --

    Quote Originally Posted by BekaH View Post
    Hi all... My step grandmother (who has been married to my grandad for about 15 years.. My daughter is 7, she never knew my paternal grandmother and my step grandmother has always treated her as her own)...

    She was in the hospital for about 10 days.. She had had a blood infection (they would never say if it was staph or sepsis), and a touch of pneumonia.i was by the hospital this past Thursday and she really seemed to be doing better. When they originally put her in her bp was 53/31 ... And she does have heart issues and breathing trouble too. Physical therapy was working with her to get the fluid out of her legs..

    Well they sent her home Saturday, though my grandad says he feels they should've kept her at least another week.

    My mom texted me a few moments ago and said my grandad took her back to hospital yesterday and they sent her home with hospice... He said when she got home she stopped doing her exercises and just started laying around and sleeping a lot. She has gained 9 lbs in fluid in the last 3-4 days. They are not giving her a set time, but it doesn't sound good.

    This is very hard for me. She isn't my biological grandma but has become like an adopted one. I was only 13 when i lost my grandma and so this woman has become a very important part of my life in the last 15 years.

    Also, how do i tell my almost 7 year old that someone she basically knows as "grandma" is not promised much more time? She's going to have to know - she's never been to a funeral... How do I do this??? The only loss she has ever had to deal with has been a fish...

    Please send us prayers, and i know miracles can happen... But I've had "feelings" about my grandma for the past 6-7 mos... Any and all good vibes, lit candles, prayers.. Appreciated
    Anyways...

    What I'm wanting to do is start collecting cards and other art for her, to hopefully brighten up whatever time she does have left.

    I'm asking for this is a RAK, and normally I don't do this type of thing, but I would greatly appreciate it. And I'm sure my grandma would be so thrilled to receive them.

    Her interests are lighthouses, flowers, angels, Christian faith theme, windchimes, birds... But would appreciate anything and everything...

    Thank you all so much in advance


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    Beka, I moved this over to the Random Acts of Kindness Forum, as it is better suited there.

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    Thank you carole... I was looking for that but couldn't find it!

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    I have an envelope ready to post. Prayers and thoughts for you all.
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    Thank you so much Ann! ❤❤❤
    I'm sure she will cherish your art ❤

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    I went to my s. Gramma's house friday and yday morning... Right now I'm watching her health decrease rapidly... And that's hard... She's been having breathing difficulties for awhile, but it was a month ago i was at her home and she was up cooking And watching tv, talking to people and sitting outside.... Now i see her whole body starting to swell, people having to help her to the restroom, and her speech starting to slur... She keeps her eyes closed most of the time and sleeps a lot.... It's really hard seeing her like this .... Continued prayers appreciated.

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    Prayers and an envelope are on the way to you and your Gramma. (((hugs)))

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    dithespy thank you so very much ❤❤❤

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    So very sorry, i am sending a prayer right now
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    BekaH, I will be mailing an envelope tomorrow. Also saying prayers for your Grandmother.
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    Thank you all so very very much!

    I went to see her yday, and she looked SO much better. Her swelling is going down, and she was awake and alert -- her speech wasn't as slurred as it was this last weekend. I took them $30 of groceries and my mamaw who I was with took her some flowers.

    It was nice to see her feeling better.

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    Will be mailing a card to Grandma tomorrow... It's all sealed and ready to go to the P.O.
    So sorry your family is struggling at this time of year. Hugs to you, Beka.

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    Lalka, thank you so very much. I work this weekend, so not sure how soon I'll get to see her again, which is why i visited Wednesday when I was able. My daughter will hopefully see her Sunday -- even as a step grandmother, she has been such a blessing to our family... I love her so very much...

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    Praying for your grandmother, Beka.
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    and his arms will hold you up forever... ."
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    Thank you, plumhill.

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    suzi, ann... I received your RAKs, thank you so much...

    Unfortunately, unless she gets better - my grandmother may not be able to see them. I fear she's getting worse. My grandad says she's keeping her eyes closed more now, and not talking to them much... And her kidneys are not working as well, but she isn't drinking much water either...

    If she is not able to see them, the RAKs will go to my daughter... But I am keeping everything together that i receive for her❤

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    God bless your dear grandma. She's in His care and nobody loves her more. Hugs to you all!
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    and his arms will hold you up forever... ."
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    Thank you plumhill ❤❤

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    BekaH, I am sorry to hear that your Grandmother is not doing well. I will continue to keep her in my prayers.
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