Thursday, November 10, 2005

Update

My grandma's doing a little better. They've got her calmed down and on a liquid blood thinner that is supposed to help keep her heart rate in check. After talking it through with everyone, she's realized [hopefully] that right now there's nothing to get stressed about and all she can do is let them help her try to get better.

So, they've gone ahead and planned the catheterization... I'm sure I'm mangling that spelling. What it is is when they put dye into your bloodstream so they can check for blockages in the heart. Hopefully they will be able to see what the problem is, if there is one.

My grandma's actually doing pretty well, considering. Her roommate's pretty grumpy, so she's getting a kick out of whispering all of her shinanigans to us when we come and see her. She said it was cold her first night there, so I brought her up the afghan I made her last fall. Her TV doesn't get the Food Network, and grandma is bummed about there being no Emeril, but she does get Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy so not all is lost. I asked her is I should bring up a word search book and she said "No. Too much thinking," so she's finally taking the everyone's advice to heart and just resting for a little while.

It made her feel a little better that Channel Four, our local NBC affiliate, did a blurb on the 5 o'clock news last night about there being an extraordinarily high amount of people reporting chest pains while out raking leaves. "See?" she says.

And I know after talk of heart attacks, my lil old Grand Am is not a serious ranker, but it made me feel much better to hear that there apparently is no problem. Kris determined that the clutch on the AC compressor is *about* to go, but when he brought it in to fix, it was no longer making the noise and there was nothing to fix. So, I'm good for now... And when it does finally break, I can just drive with my defrost on and it will stop the noise until I can get it fixed. It's like the "duct tape it" fix, LOL!.

I can't been doing much crocheting [read: haven't picked up a hook in days.] I'm confused and disheartened in the shawl. I have been having afghan urges again, but can't afford yarn right now. I want to make those RoxyCraft animals, but haven't gotten around to even starting one of them [even though I got my free Bernat Disco and the color would be *perfect* for my lion's mane.] Maybe I'll work on one tonight while I'm up at the hospital. My feelings are leaning strongly towards the ending of the slump.

Gotta run, gotta shower before I head to class. Hugs!

4 Comments:

Blogger Sara said...

hope your grandmother is healing! glad it wasn't too serious.

4:53 PM  
Blogger **Heather** said...

Im glad she is feeling better!!

I can just picture her whispering it all to you when you visit! lol

Pinches!!

10:54 PM  
Blogger Donna's Crochet Designs said...

I hope by now all the test are in and everything is fine with your grandmother.
I just wanted to let you know I now have an ebay store. You were kind enough to visit my amazon shop. Keep your fingers crossed for me that this one works out. Thanks!

1:36 PM  
Blogger The Shrone said...

Your grandmother has been in my thoughts, hoping she'll do well now that she knows what's going on with her heart.

5:41 PM  

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