Life has really thrown my family a curve ball. My wonderful, energetic, fantastic Grandma Barbara (the one that threw Ben and Jo's wedding this summer and throws fantastic parties) went in for a knee replacement surgery on Monday. She was so excited to get her new knee, ready to recover and get back to a summer of hiking and gardening. The surgery went well, and on Monday after her new knee was in place I talked to her, promising a visit the next day. She was excited and lucid.
And then the worst happened.
On Tuesday morning a physical therapist got her up to walk and her left side went numb. She had had a stroke.
Nothing could have prepared my family for this. Nothing.
She was rushed to the University of Utah hospital and right to the neurological intensive care unit. Her brain was swelling and we had no idea how much damage was done. But she was alive.
Over the last two days things have gone up and down. She was somewhat responsive on Wednesday, but today another clot moved to her lungs and she was put on oxygen. The doctors have no idea if things will get better or worse from here. It is very touch and go. Very very scary.
Tonight she had another procedure to place a device that will catch more clots if any move towards her heart. There are a few more clots in her leg, near her knee, so we are hoping this device is life saving if another clot is dislodged.
Needless to say, life has been really really stressful. It is horrendous to see someone you love so much, someone so full of life, to be so so sick.
We are wishing for a full recovery.
One of the things that makes me smile these days is my sweet sweet baby man. He is adorable and has really started to grin. Love him.
Isn't he just the sweetest? He had his two month shots this week and the next day was so sick with a tummy bug! I was so worried about him and my grandma, let's just say it wasn't a good day.
He's such a goof.
His eyes are so beyond beautiful. So blue. I wonder if they'll stay blue...
Just chilln' making his stressed out Mama happy. He's such a good baby.
Above: My Grandma Barbara on Easter right after we announced my pregnancy. I hope she is back to her old self soon.
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