Grandpa

Posted: June 28, 2010 in Box of bacon
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My grandfather has been in the hospital for the last week, due to a stroke brought about from a recent shoulder surgery. My mom flew out yesterday and we all went up to the hospital where we met my aunt. He seems to have good days and not so good days. It is difficult watching someone who is usually so mobile and mentally acute, sitting in a chair, half paralyzed and unable to speak. I know that he will recover. Maybe not 100% but I know that he will. It will just take time. I know that my grandmother is learning the consequences of taking people for granted. She really did need to learn that lesson. For now we can only hope that my grandfather’s will to live is stronger than his will to let it all go. Selfishly, I want him to make the decision that will ultimately benefit me and my family. But if he chose not to, I would would completely understand.

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