Monday, March 15, 2010

Weekend Review

I didn't have too much planned for the weekend, which was a nice change of pace. I guess it worked out for the best that I didn't have much to do because my grandpa fell on Friday afternoon and had to go to the ER. He dislocated two of his fingers and had some deep abrasions on the injured fingers which resulted in some torn ligaments. I was contacted shortly after I got off work and Mr. Pickle and I met him at another ER that he had to be transferred to.

We (my sister, my sister's boyfriend and I) were up until about 4:00 am waiting for answers from the doctor and was told that he needed surgery and was going to be admitted to the hospital. Once we knew he was staying we finally headed home. All I wanted to do was sleep all day, but he went into surgery early in the morning and was back in his room by early afternoon. I didn't want him to be alone, so I spent all afternoon with him at the hospital.

Saturday night I got to enjoy the evening with my bestie. We went out to dinner and then to a nearby bar. Needless to say I only made it til about midnight before I was tipsy and ready for bed. That hour we lost sure was needed. Oh well, I love having it light later.

My grandpa was supposed to get out of the hospital Sunday afternoon, but after a lot of back and forth between the patient, doctor and social worker, he had to stay one more night. I went to visit with him and he was really unhappy about not being able to leave, poor gramps. It is really hard for him to understand that he is not able to care for himself 100% any more in his old age.

He got released this morning and is doing much better and even allowed a care taker to come stay with him for a day or two.

I'm glad I got to be there for my grandpa!! It breaks my heart that he is getting older and unstable.

How was your weekend? Is everyone loving the beautiful weather we are having (at least in Cali)??


Ashley @ KiwisandCocktails said...

It has been pouring rain here for days! But, I still had a fabulous weekend.
Still recovering actually. Glad to hear your Grampa is doing better!! Poor guy!

Kristin said...

Poor Grandpa. I hope he's on the mend!!

Katie said...

Glad he was able to get out of the hospital!

And YES this weather is amazing!!

Molly said...

What a cute blog! So sorry about your grandpa. Hope he is doing much better now.
Why is it that I keep meeting great east bay gals now that I moved!? :)