Friday, April 29, 2011

Hospice has been called in

Hospice has been called in now for my hubby's granddad. =( He has been discharged from the hospital and is at home now.


He had a stroke several years ago that stole his ability to walk, talk, and eat. Now he has congestive heart failure. And I just found out on top of that, his kidneys are now "disfunctional".

I wanted to take the kids to see him one he was home, but I have been advised that is not a good idea. That the man we knew and loved is no longer there. He has been replaced by a man that is barely recognized by anyone.

From my understanding, he is either sleeping, lost in thought or some other world, or taking out his frustrations on others. Every once in a while a glimpse of the man we all knew and loved surfaces, but for the most part, his mental state is going fast.

God bless the Hospice workers!! I hope they know that these patients are only shells of what they use to be. I'd hate for them to think this was the kind of man he always was. I have always known him to be patient, wise, and very loving. These people help the patients and their families prepare for the end. They are very special people. God bless them.

Great Dad (as we call him in my home) is ready to "go home" (meaning heaven). Everything is failing him. He is miserable and just wants to die, but can't seem too. He's very frustrated about that. My prayer is that he go painlessly as possible. He has endured so much pain already. This is a horrible way to die. Slowly, one failed body part/organ at a time.

If you are reading this. Would mind praying for him. Pray that his time here come to a peaceful end quickly and pray for strength for his family during this time.

Thank you.


  1. I have said a prayer for him. I hope the same thing, that he can go as painlessly as possible. I'm so sorry to hear this and I pray for you and your family too!