Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Welcome to Our Living Room.. (New Update)

This is our new living room set up. (Sorry for the mess) Our living room now has grandpas hospital bed, walkers, hospital toilet, wheel chair, and lots of other medical equipment.

Well Hospice only comes maybe once or twice a day. I thought it was going to be Hospice living in the house with us, but they are barley ever here.

Grandpa is not doing well at all. He only eats about 1 cup of applesauce a day, and he is down to probably at most 140lbs.

The Hospice nurses said right now grandpa is going through a transition stage. He can't talk.. He can't walk.. He just lays in bed 24/7. It's so depressing, and it's so hard.

Last night grandpa was having a hard time breathing, and it was really scary..

We can tell the end is near..

I also wanted to let you know tomorrow I am going to try and get a couple posts up.. Hopefully Nutrisystem, and possibly a post for Baron Bob's


  1. Loved that painting..it must be the centerpiece..=)

    I'll include your grandpa in my prayers. Say this to him while you hold his hand near his heart: "All is Well."

    Smiles from,

    Andy at wordsandpen.com

  2. I am so sorry. I know it must be very hard. Spend time with him and tell him you love him. God Bless.

  3. Sorry about your grandpa. Will keep him, you and your family in my prayers.

  4. Hospice usually doesnt live with your family... what they do or try to do is give him pallitive care- meaning he is at home and they can adjust meds, make him more comfortable.
    They also do offer support to the family- catch the person that comes in and talk with them- oftentimes they can ease your mind or make it more understandable.
    They may come in more if they are requested to- just depends on really what your Grandparents want. Some people dislike been hovered over, they want the minimum .

    My prayers are with you and your family- hold his hand, let him know youre there. He may not talk, he might not acknowledge you, but he knows a warm hand is holding his and you are near.


  5. Spend some time remembering the past with him. Maybe a funny story and a special day. My dad loved the walk down memory lane. It gave hime nice things to think about when he was stuck in bed 24/7. Extra big bunny hugs for both of you!

  6. Even if he cant talk, he knows you are there with him. I wish there was something we could do to make this time easier for your family. Know we are all thinking of you guys sending hugs and prayers!

  7. Thank you for sharing this hard time with us,i know we all wish we could do more for you and your family. You are a strong girl Amanda and now i see that a lot of that strength came from your grandpa.You are forever connected by love and family and that is so important.That never goes away.Bright blessings sweetie.

  8. Charlotte VarnerJuly 27, 2011 at 3:55 AM

    My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. I pray that God comforts your grandpa. Whenever I seen this pic it brought back memories for me of my mother having her bed in our living room. Her not eating and just sleeping all the time. She passed in 2001 when I was 16. It was the most difficult time of my life. Not a day goes by it gets any easier. I just learn to try to deal with it. Just wanted you to know that we're praying and take all the time you need away from the blog as you need hun. These are the times you need to spend every moment with your grandpa he needs you the most.