1.24.2013

Don't Ask For Much but This is Needed

Let me first say this is not so easy for me to write all this but I figured the more people praying the better.. 
The power of prayer is amazing

These two people would be my very LOVING grandparents at my wedding. They both told me they wouldn't miss it for the world and they stuck to their word. They flew to San Diego & stayed for 5 days to help celebrate one of the most important days in my life! 

But this post is NOT about my wedding - this is all about my Grandpa & a very nervous time in our lives for him.  

If you remember a few weeks ago Grandpa was in the hospital , we found out he had a blood clot in his leg. He was healthy to do surgery and was sent home to do his follow up medicine and therapy. 

Every day I would call my mom & ask how Grandpa was doing and she would always respond with he is okay, he is a weak but he is doing well. He was always making improvements 

than last week happened... 
Saturday night, I get a text from my mom saying they are taking Grandpa BACK to the hospital {nothing else was said}  I found out a few hours later from the little sister he had a stroke. That stroke turned to MRI's and lots of test. 

Test Results: Grandpa has a tumor around his brain. Doctors are not sure how long it has been there but it has been there for some time. Family had two options. Do surgery or not to do surgery. Remember he was just in the hospital for a blood clot.   Both options had some serious set backs. 
If we do the surgery, Grandpa could have a chance of losing his leg due to having to be off the blood clot medicine. If we do not do the surgery Grandpa has the chance of going blind. 

After all said and done, test were ran and family talked. 

We ARE doing the surgery

and this is where I need all of you.. 
Today at 1:00pm {Minnesota Time} he will be off to surgery room to remove the brain tumor and hopefully a speedy recovery. 

If all of you could just say an extra prayer today that he recovers quickly and as less pain as possible. Pray that this tumor is not brain cancer. Pray that he has many more years on this earth to experience life with his family. 

He made the decision years ago to move to the United States from Guyana to give his children and future grand children a better life. We are doing just that. He now has 4 grand children who have graduated college, two of us who are married and one great grandchild. 
   
Hang in there Grandpa. 
We are all praying for you.



We are one big happy family & wouldn't want it any other way! 

15 comments

Lindsay said...

Praying for your Grandpa! He is in great hands with his doctors. Keep us updated.

Marisela Gonzalez said...

Yikes! I'll be thinking positive thoughts for him! Hope all goes well!

Yesi said...

This brought tears to my eyes. My grandpa was and still is very impportant to me so I can imagine what you and your family is going through. My heart and prayers are with you and your family <3
xoxo <33

wHiT | Black Little Button blog said...

awe no. Praying for your Grandpa dear! :(
-wHiT

Hilary said...

Aww, how sweet are they! Prayers for him and your family!

Amber said...

Praying for him!!

Jamie K. said...

Prayers for you and your family.

submariner's wife said...

Wow, that escalated quickly!

Not of the praying persuasion, but I'm definitely sending some positive vibes his way. :)

Katie said...

Thinking of you and your family.

Denise said...

Sending prayers your way! Hang in there!

Holly said...

PRAYERS!!!!
Keep us updated!

Kristin said...

Sending prayers your way. I hope everything goes smoothly with your grandpa's surgery!

Erin said...

Oh my goodness! Sending you tons of well wishes and all the positive thoughts in the world. I hope everything goes okay, keep us updated!

Miss776 said...

Prayers Up for you and your family during this time. I hope he is alright.

Emily @ Newlywed Moments said...

Girl I am sooo sorry to hear this. Oh my goodness I don't even know what to say, I can't imagine how you are feeling right now, but PLEASE know that I will be praying for your grandpa. And for you. Please keep me updated and if there is anything else I can do please let me know!