Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Grandma Q

My Grandma Quance was admitted to the hospital last night (Tuesday) suffering from a stroke.  She has lost control of most of her left side including her vision in her left eye.  Unfortunately, her right eye was injured 50 years ago, so blind in that eye, and now very limited vision in her "good" left eye makes the situation that much more severe.  Last night they determined from a CT scan that she wasn't hemorrhaging in the brain, so they administered a blod clot diffusing drug.  They expected that to help and for her show signs of improvement by morning, but that wasn't the case.  Her symptoms were more severe this (Wed) morning and they found she had another stroke around 2:30am. 

She had many tests today: MRI, MRA, CT, CTA, etc, etc... trying to find out what was causing her severe symptoms because her tests were not showing correlating results.  Anyway, after a long day of waiting for answers and a diagnosis, we finally know that she suffered several mini strokes in different parts of the brain.  We've been told this is better than one big stroke with massive blockage in a single part of the brain.  She will have a long road to recovery, but the worst is now over. 

My Grandma Quance is such a strong woman, and I know she'll pull through and recover.  She is the most active, busy, fit, and strong 80+ year old woman I know.  She rides her stationary bike 30 minutes each day, volunteers at the hospital, hospice and church, knits, reads, attends every grandkid's event, cooks, cleans, gardens, never EVER complains or feels sick or pain...she's just an amazing woman!  If I'm half as strong and active as she is when I'm her age then I'll be in good shape!  I know with God's grace and her determination, she'll be back to herself before we know it! 

Love you so much, Grandma Ginny, we're all praying for you!  You too, Grandpa Ray, wish I was there to give y'all hugs.  James sends big slobbery kisses your way!

1 comment:

Regan Huneycutt said...

I've been praying for your family today, Jenae.