I learned today that my Grandma Thelma had a stroke this morning. She's apparently pretty impaired on her right side and she can't speak right now, which is driving her up a wall. She's about 5 days shy of turning 88, so she's up there in years. She's aware and all that, but her health is pretty poor in general, so we're not 100% sure she'll make it.
She lives in Arkansas about a 2 day drive from me, and I just wish I could magically be there to help her. If she makes it, I'm going to work on moving her up to the rehab hospital where my hubby works, and then try to get her to move in with me, since we have an extra bedroom. The question will be if she'll be too stubborn about it. This morning, when she called her friend, her friend heard her slurring her speech and drove right over. My grandma refused to let her call an ambulance, and when her friend said "I'm taking you to the emergency room," my grandma insisted on taking the dog to the back yard to go potty first. THEN she agreed to get in the car and go. That's so grandma.
Not surprisingly, in situations like this, everyone's emotions are raw, and I'm already hearing some of the family interpersonal relationship issues bubbling up. It might make a fascinating Dr. Phil episode. Anyway, just say a prayer or think positive thoughts for my grandma and for our whole family. I love her, and I don't want her to go, but she's ready to go to heaven and be with my grandpa again if it is her time.