Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Grandma Sherrill

Grandma Sherrill fell in her home on Sunday and broke her hip:(
She is 89 years old and lives by herself
We were just beginning to have conversations with her about her next move 
trying to help her realize she needed to be in an Assisted Living Facility
even though she is fiercely independent and tries to be so strong.
She just wasn't safe living on her own anymore...and then she fell.
She was by herself and laid on the floor for a few hours before anyone found her.
It just so happens that mom, Molly, and I were out and about and wanted to stop in to visit with her.  
The house was locked up all around and we couldn't get in, but we could hear her yelling "help" and that she had fallen.  We don't have keys to her house (don't know why?) and had to call the police to break in the back door, then the ambulance came to take her to the hospital.  
She had surgery on Monday night and today she's in ICU.
She is struggling with waking up and being alert and therefore isn't eating much yet.  
She really needs to start eating so she'll have the energy to wake up and move around  bit. 
Tomorrow they are doing a CAT scan to make sure she didn't suffer from a stroke.  If she's not eating still, they may have to inset a feeding tube depending on her other stats.  
I just hate this for her, she's such an incredible person and I don't want to see her in pain.  
I just spent much of the day last Friday (a snow day for me!) with her visiting Assisted Living Facilities, getting our hair done, and cleaning her kitchen up from an "almost" fire she had the week before.
She was almost 100% warmed up to the idea of selling her house and moving.  
Then she fell.
That stinks!
Please pray for her.


Angie said...

oh Amy - that's hard. I am praying for you all. I am so thankful you all stopped by when you did...bless her heart - how scary that must have been for her. Please keep us updated on her progress.

groovy mama said...

Oh my yes yes, we will pray!

caryn said...

Praying for your Grandma as well as all of you. I know what you are going through and know it is just as hard on the family to make changes like this.

Judi said...

I'm sorry, Amy. Praying for all of you!

Anonymous said...

Oh Amy...I am so sorry to read this. I can't imagine the horror you experienced when you arrived at your Grandma's home and could hear her yelling for help while you couldn't gain access.
Your stories of Grandma Sherrill remind me so much of my sweet Granny who we lost a couple of years ago, she was so much fun.
I will be keeping your Grandma in my thoughts and prayers and of course the rest of you as you support her through her recovery. Please keep us posted.
Ontario, Canada

Shauna and MacLean said...

Oh that is very rough and I have her on my prayer list! Hoping she will have the strength to heal and get stronger.

Tricia Thompson said...

Oh Amy! Im so sorry. If course i will be praying for her recovery. You are such a great granddaughter and love how special of a relationship yall have. Pls keep us updated.

Cheryl said...

So sorry to hear this news. My prayers are with her, Had to deal with the same thing with mother-in-law and it was so hard to see them like this.

Cheryl said...

So sorry to hear this news. My prayers are with her, Had to deal with the same thing with mother-in-law and it was so hard to see them like this.

Danielle Moss said...

So sorry. I hope she's ok!

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