Update #2: Limbo

I have previously talked about my grandmother’s illness here and here.

I haven’t given an update on my grandmother in a while simply because there hasn’t been much to tell. I visited her while we were in Arkansas both before and after our trip to Chicago but she didn’t seem know who I was. Whether that was due to the stroke or medication, I don’t know.

While we were there, I realized that she wouldn’t be the same again and consequently the structure of my mom’s family was bound to undergo some fairly drastic changes. This caused me to spend time in mourning and I wasn’t sure how to say some of the things I wanted to say although I knew that I would get around to it eventually.

I have good news to report, however. This afternoon I got a call from my mom. She was at the hospital with my grandmother and she put my grandmother on the phone and we talked for a very brief couple of minutes. She got tired very quickly and seemed depressed about the length of her still-to-come recovery process but those few words from her are nothing short of a miracle in my mind.

So rejoice with me tonight for both large steps and small ones. I again thank you for all your thoughts and prayers and comments here. Know that I have felt you out there and appreciated your support.

3 thoughts on “Update #2: Limbo

  1. It’s good that she’s doing those things. The key with stroke victims is to have them use their noggin as much as they can to force the brain to build new pathways. It’s frustrating for everyone involved [ain’t gonna lie], but worth it.

    I remember the disoriented look of my grandmother right after she’d had hers. Yeah, that pretty much gets to the bone. [Thankfully, with Mom, she always knew who I was.]

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